...........had his eyes tested last thursday, apparently, 75% of children born with down syndrome have problems focusing on objects at close range, Joshua is in the 25% that doesnt!!!!
he also has equal vision in both eyes which means that he is less likely to develop a lazy eye therefore, less chance of him wearing glasses when he is older!! he performed so well that my heart was ready to burst!
we saw a lovely lady called maggie woodhouse who is based in cardiff university and she has been doing research on vision in children with down syndrome
apparently, there is a link with a child with a heart defect and vision as in, more children with a heart defect needs glasses more so than children who doesnt have a heart defect, but that doesnt mean that if the child needs glasses then they have a heart defect!!
joshua also had his heart scan last month (i know, should have posted sooner!!) and he has a pin prick hole in his heart which is healing up.