Eye Care Community
8 year old prescription changing frequently
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infections, misaligned eyes, intra-ocular implants, refractive surgery (LASIK and CK), glasses, contact lenses, amblyopia, eye injuries, dry eyes, ocular allergy, eye pain and discomfort, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid and tearduct surgery, poor eyesight, and eye surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

8 year old prescription changing frequently

My 8 year old wears glasses and is nearsighted. His vision was close to 20/20 at 5 years old. At 6 he needed glasses. From age 6 to 8 he has needed a prescription change about every 6 months. He is currently at -3.25 and -3.75. The ophthalmologist says prescription changes like his are common in growing kids. But his eyes are worse than both mine and my husbands already and this is making me very nervous. He reads a lot and the eye changes started occurring once he learned to read. We have him take off his glasses when reading and try to get him to take a break after an hour. Is this amount of repeated change in bounds? Is there anything other than stopping reading that can slow down the changes? Should I see a spceicalist?
233488_tn?1310696703
If you see an ophthalmologist you are seeing a specialist. There is no absolutely proven way to prevent progression of myopia. Outdoor play, bifocals, orthokeratography, atropine drops and other drops have all been tried.  None works all the time.  

The glasses RX in moderate myopia.

JCH MD
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Eye Care Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
flossy93
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
KayakerNC
NC
10949559_tn?1414054405
Blank
LisaTaylor
Mississauga, ON
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
etrader
United Kingdom
344352_tn?1404490466
Blank
cristina1676
Lyndhurst, NJ