After a trip to the pediatrician and Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Maya was diagnosed with accommodative esotropia (which basically refers to eye crossing that is caused by the ye trying to focus and is usually due to being farsighted). By 18 months old Maya rocked her first pair of glasses.
First day in glasses!
Thankfully she has done so well with her glasses. She wears them all day without any issues. A few months after her first pair of glasses, we noticed her eye started turning again. We went back to the doctor and she was prescribed bifocals. I was so nervous about her adjusting to bifocals but again she did great!
As of right now, surgery will not be needed since her glasses fix her eye turn (except for an occasional turn when she is focusing on something up close). I'm really hoping to avoid surgery so I have been researching natural ways treat esotropia. Vision Therapy sounds promising but it's very expensive,0 and Maya is a bit young to cooperate during therapy sessions. I'm also looking into chiropractic care, cranio-sacral therapy, and reflex integration therapy. In the mean time at home, we are doing lots of gross motor skills, hand/eye coordination, tracking activities (tracking bubbles, balloons, etc), swinging, and we go gymnastics 1-2 times a week.
Helpful resources for parents of children with vision problems:
Parents of Children with Strabismus: https://www.facebook.com/groups/36313890886/
Vision Therapy group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VTparentsunite/