You guys don’t know how many questions I’ve got stored up in my head already. I’m trying to pace myself, but today’s eye appointment made me wonder about this.
My husband and I have noticed lately that my son’s (MT aka Megatron :-P) eyes are often dilated wider than we would expect. He hates bright light and I had already wondered if that had something to do with it. Sometimes he’ll wear a baseball cap, so that helps some, at least.
Today I had an eye appointment and I actually let them do the eye dilation (I hate it. I hate the whole “hey, I’m going to shine this REALLY BRIGHT LIGHT right in your eye until you tear up and look like you’ve been bawling” thing). As I was coming home, I started to get worried because trying to drive made not just my eyes tired, but my whole head. It’s like my brain was suddenly exhausted.
Then I realized that if I put my chin in my hand and pushed up with my elbow pressing against the center console, it helped. And then if I let the driving be automatic and let my mind go off into thought land, it got better still.
I see my son pushing against his chin all the time, and I’ve always been told that he was seeking sensory input for his face, but based on what happened to me today, I’m starting to wonder if it’s something related to his eyes seeming to be dilated a lot. Could he be “brain tired” from too much input and looking for the stability like what helped me? And if that’s it, how can I help him with it?
If it’s not that, do you guys have any ideas or suggestions about his eyes being dilated or the chin pressure thing? Thanks!