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Hyperopia, 6 year old, low prescription still need glasses?
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Hyperopia, 6 year old, low prescription still need glasses?

My six year old daughter (who turned six this month) had her well check.  My wife and I both suffered from myopia (pre-lasik) and were a bit concerned when the doctor said she passed but at 20/30.  So we took her to the Opthamologist that my wife sees.  She was diagnosed with hyperopia.  She had some difficulty reading at distance and up close (the latter I expected being farsighted).  She has never complained about reading or doing homework.  She was prescribed glasses with a +.50 in one eye and +.75 in the other eye.  The doctor said the glasses were "preventative."

Should kids this young be wearing glasses with this low of a prescription?  Will it prevent their eye from adjusting/developing properly?  Will her being farsighted mean that she will likely not suffer from myopia later?

I plan to ask the doctor more questions, but just wanted a generic opinion about a kid that just turned six wearing glasses with such a low prescription.  It might give me some ideas of more questions to ask.
Tags: hyperopia, 6 year olds, low prescription, farsighted, children, reading, eyes, daughter, girl
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It may change as she gets older.  You may want to get a second opinion from another pediatric ophthalmologist to make sure the prescription was measured accurately.  That is a small prescription but whether she needs correction or not depends on how much difficulty she may be having with reading etc.  I would get a second opinion just to confirm the measurements.  Two brains are always better than one.

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Does wearing glasses interfere with the natural development of a child's eyes at that age?
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