Mr. and Mrs. C I have the results of your son’s vision exam. As we suspected he has albinism. Have you heard of that before?
Is that when someone is an albino?
Yes, but that term isn’t really used anymore. Listen, I have a lot of information to share with you. First, I need you to know that people with albinism are usually legally blind too. That means that their vision is often around 20/200. I know this is a lot to take in and I want to give you some time to process this information but before I leave I need to reassure you that your son will live a “normal” life. In fact, people with albinism often have extraordinary gifts intellectually, musically, and socially.
Can you talk with us now?
Of course I can. Let me get you a notebook and a pen so you can write things…
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