I often hear people say, “I’m glad I found your group. I thought I was the only one with this problem!” You are not the only one with strabismus. There many of us, and several places online to find us! Different Strabismus Groups meet different needs. (Links below open in a new browser.)
Eyes Apart Strabismus Support group
We used to link to a strabismus group that was great because we could share almost anything relating to strabismus. But there were divisions and hurt feelings because it had no moderator. We created a similar group, Eyes Apart Strabismus Support, but with moderators that can provide a safe environment in which to share. We felt that we are vulnerable enough in real life with our eye problems, without being in a group where there are no restraints.
That is our group, but there are other groups available as well. Here are some of them:
LazyEye An email list for parents of children with amblyopia, strabismus or other conditions associated with “lazy eye.” Adult amblyopes are welcome as well. The purpose of this list is to provide emotional support as well as direction to resources.
vision_therapy This group is for parents, teachers, doctors, and others interested in vision therapy. A friend of mine who belongs to this group says there are a few optometrists who contribute to it regularly also.
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