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Because my daughter doesn't have irises, she is photosensitive; meaning, she has extreme sensitivity to light. She wears sunglasses at all times when she is outside, even if the sun is low on the horizon or behind clouds.
I watched, silently, as they both struggled to do their jobs: my daughter was struggling to protect her eye from the blinding light and the doctor was struggling to get a reading as quickly and accurately as possible.
The doctor finally said, "Okay, let's take a break."
"I can't keep my eyes open." She repeated.
Why did you wait so long to say anything about the light?
Why did you let her struggle to the point of tears?