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astigmatism in 5 yr old
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astigmatism in 5 yr old

I was just told that my 5 year old daughter as astigmatism (175 in one eye and 200 in the other).  It was recommended that she gets glasses.  Will the gasses correct this?  Will she need glasses are her life because of this or just for a few years?
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If that is an accurate measurement then yes she does need glasses. Glasses do not cure or correct astigmatism like braces cure crooked teeth. Its likely she will need glasses or contacts all of her life but some chldren do grow out of it.

Be sure you  are under the care of an eye MD ophthalmologist, ideally a pediatric Eye MD and not a optometrist. Studies have shown that optoms put kids in glasses about 30% more than Eye MDs which means a relatively high number really don't need glasses.

JCH MD
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