Parenting is never plain sailing nor like it says in the guidebooks. There are always ups and downs. It is always worrying when you child is not ‘normal’. Ms C has been diagnosed with myopia and astigmatism since she was two. Since then, we have been to the Community Hospital every two to three months for a check-up. Each time Ms C will say she can’t see when the word is too small. We have been seen by the consultant, optician and orthoptist.