Today we had the RIDBC (Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children) come for a home visit to re-assess Violet for possible services from them.
One of the ladies who came was the same lady who saw Violet as a baby and could not believe how much she had grown.
After the Orthoptist reviewed her, she unfortunately still does not qualify for their services. Even though her left eye is blind, they said her right eye is 6/12 and so she does not qualify...not even able to access their toy library!
It is quite frustrating as she is blind in 1 eye but to them they don't seem to view it as visually impaired, when it is!
She did tell me Violet may be able to get some assistance from the Guide Dogs Association as they cover a broader range of conditions. So she is putting in a referral to them so hopefully will hear back soon if they can help out. She said they would be really helpful with orientation and mobility strategies for Violet.