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Conquering Our Challenges: A Scarlett Update

First, how did Scarlett get to be 18 months old?!?! How??? Anyway, we have had a lot of changes since our last update NINE months ...

Hitting Milestones: An Update on Katia

Following our last August post, life with Katia has been a whirlwind! At our latest appointment her prescription was changed from +19 ...

What is Persistent Fetal Vasculature?

I remember when we first found out Olivia was diagnosed with Persistent Fetal Vasculature. The first thing we did when we got home was ...

Patching and Developmental Milestones

Whenever Olivia and I are patching out in public, we get a lot of people that come up to us and ask about her eye. For the most part, people are so sweet. They ask if it is an injury or something she was born with, they ask if she keeps her window glasses on while she patches (she doesn’t by the ...

How Do You Win the Battle with Insurance?

Honestly, this all depends on your definition of winning. If you saw my last post, you know the struggles we have had. I am happy to report that we won our battle. After many, many phone calls and appeals... we finally got better coverage for Scarlett's prosthetic! I consider that a victory but if we ...

Provider of the Month: Dave LeGrand

We have another amazing Ocularist for you this month! Enjoy! What drew you to this profession? My father was an ocularist. He enjoyed it and I got to meet some of his patients when I was young who told me how much what my dad did meant to them. How long have you been an Ocularist and what process ...

The Frustration with Insurance

It has taken me a while to decide whether or not to share this post. It was written in the heat of a tough moment. Ultimately, I decided to share it because I know there are other parents in our same situation. I hope that the big takeaway from this post is to never give up! Being a Parent Advocate ...