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High Hyperopia for 5 year old boy
HI,
My 5 year old boy was recently prescribed glasses for his high hyperopia and slight lazy eye.  
The doc gave him full correction on dilated eyes (after the eye drops) Rt +5, Lt +5.75

He has just started wearing the glasses but he complains his vision is blur.  I was told this is normal as his eyes needs correction.

My question is...How long will this blurness last?  Is this really normal?  Does he really need full correction?  Just worried it'll make his vision worse.

Concerned.
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Dear Shaun05,

If he cannot adjust, the eyeMD might need to give him part of the prescription first and then, slowly as his eyes relax go to the full prescription.  Usually, children are able to adjust to the full prescription.  The goal is to reduce his straining which corrects his prescription but causes his eyes to cross.  If his eyes cross, he can develop a lazy eye permanently.  

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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