It is usually at this time of the year that everything just speeds up and rushes towards to the finish line like the last few seconds of a hurdle race! It is also at this point that I start panicking about present buying as K’s birthday starts the madness of preparing goodie bags, organising the bday party (i think this year it will be a low key one!) and after that all the run in until after CNY!
Anyways, as promised, I will be jotting down the whole Ortho K process that G went through. Mostly as a reminder to us (and her!) eventually what we felt like!
One of the strongest reason we chose to do this procedure was at the start of the year, we realised that G’s myopia has progressed a shocking 100degrees every 3 months or so, starting at 75/50 when she was 5+, to almost 400 degrees on both sides when she turned 7! At this rate, she will definitely be above the 1000 degrees mark once she hits her teens. And as everybody has been telling us, the rate of increase just gets faster as they go through Primary school. Also, after many months of research and through friends recommendations, we finally felt that she was comfortable enough about school, and self-motivated enough for her to WANT to do it herself. As G’s personality is the “headstrong” (read: stubborn) sort, we knew that if it was something WE wanted to do, it will never work! So most of the effort was actually trying to psycho her to be very self-motivated about this whole process. Once she was convinced that it was the right thing to do, she did everything really willingly and did not at any stage of the process try to tantrum her way out of the procedure! We were so super proud of our brave little girl and how she was so determined to do everything right.
We first heard about Ortho K from HERE.