QUOTE (SushiLover @ 14/11/2012, 09:31 PM)
DS has had irritated looking eyes for the last week and a half which I have been treating with eyedrops and oral antihistamines.
His eyes have started to look much better in the last few days.
Anyway I went to put drops in his eyes tonight when DS said oh no, you don't need to do that tonight my teacher did it today. I asked DS to repeat what he had just said and he told me the exact same thing. Now as I don't know what sort of drop they are I can't put the eyedrops in tonight in case they interact.
I questioned DS further and he told me another little boy had eyedrops put in his eyes today too.
I ended up messaging the other mother (who also knew nothing about it) and she asked her son who stated that the teacher puts eyedrops in there eyes when they are dry.
I just feel the teacher has no right to do this without permission from the parents. If its just a sterile water flush I can accept that - but the thing is she still needs permission.
WDYT, am I over reacting or do I have a right to approach the teacher in the morning and see what her side of the story is.
This seems odd to me. I have 4 kids - two in primary school, one at preschool and one at family day care. I have NEVER known a teacher or a carer to give a child any kind of medication unless an authority has been signed which specifies what the medication is, how much is to be given and when. I have NO idea why a teacher would be giving kids eye drops without a directive from parents or guardians. It sounds as though these are drops for dry or sore eyes, such as Murine which you can get without a prescription, but even so a teacher should not be putting these drops into kids' eyes without parental authority. I think you have every right to ask what's going on here.