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Nearsighted in one eye & farsighted in other eye

My 9 years old son is diagnosed with Anisometropia & OD has prescribed +1.0 , -1.0 for his eyes. I am surprised with this kind of abnormality. We have got him prescription glasses.

I had nearsightedness for 20 years of my life till I got lasic surgery done. So anisometropia is not hereditary. Why did he develop such abnormality?

What can we do to make sure his eyes improve & become balanced over time? We are vegetarians & I am looking into adding more Vitamin A & D foods into my son’s diet.

What are chances that his eyesight could improve over time? What can we do to ensure his eyesight doesn’t get too worse over his lifetime.

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Dear Jains,

Has you son been examined by an eyeMD.  What is his vision in each eye?  Does he have a lazy eye due to the difference in prescription between the two eyes.  I would recommend that you seek the care of a pediatric eyeMD to  determine the best treatment.  

Dr. Feldman

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