Darla Kitsmiller wrote -We have been blessed to receive services from the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Disabilities for the past 3 years for all 3 of our boys. Ashton, Ayden and Jeffrey were all born with a genetic vision condition called Ocular Albinism and all three also have Nystagmus. The OA means they have a lack of pigment in their eyes. They have light blue eyes which are beautiful but, because of the lack of pigment they are very light sensitive. They also have low vision to a certain degree. Usually people with their condition are told to expect vision around 20/200 which can not be corrected with glasses. The Nystagmus makes their eyes move, or "dance", from side to side constantly. This makes it difficult to focus and track.
All three boys are very fun loving, silly, smart and great cuddlers! We make every attempt to treat them as "normal" as possible but the services we receive from Delta Gamma and their staff members are priceless. We have the BEST possible therapists giving us world class service and advice and we are getting a chance to meet other families going through similar experiences. The support and information we have received over the past 3 years from the Delta Gamma Center has definitely made this journey a little easier!