Dear fellow members,
my son got atropine drops prescribed. According to our optometrist, it is supposed to be a “miracle” which stops progressive myopia. We all know what the deal is and there is no way Im gonna administer this “miracle” into my son´s eyes.
My son has been given glasses of -1D sphere and -1D cylinder 2 years ago. He is overprescribed because he sees 20/30 or even 20/25 without glasses, so his real myopia would be something around -0.5D and some astigmatism. But I have been getting him to practise AF, astigmatism exercises and peripheral vision exercises and I do measure his eyes quite often and according to my measurement, his astigmatism seems to be around -0.25D. He has improved tremendously since I got him to stare at the app to do astigmatism exercises.
Here comes the issue - we are supposed to see our optometrist in July. She then wants to know, how my son goes with his atropine drops etc. She is also not the friendliest person out there, I must say. My son will of course not receive these atropine drops from me. I will get him to do AF and astigmatism exercises instead. When we see the optometrist again, I wanna tell her that my son takes these drops in order to prevent any discussions with her. I always pretend that I agree with everything she says and do my own thing with my son. My issue is - when we see her in July, will she be able to tell that Im not giving my son the drops although I claim that I do? Is there any way she might be able to see through my lie?
I still want her to check his eyes and tell me if he has improved. I will do plenty of exercises with my son till July so that he could really have some improvements but I dont want her to think that my son has not taken even a single atropine drop.
Or would it work for me to drop his eyes with atropine the night before we go to the optometrist, so to play along with her idea that I do give him the drops very diligently? But then when she measures his eyes and he will improve, this improvement could be then influenced by me giving him the atropine drops before hand, is that right? Is there any way she could tell his eyes have not been receiving the drops the whole time? Is there any sustainable effect the drops create so that she could easily tell if Tim really takes these drops or not?
Do you have any ideas?
Thanks in advance!