In my (extensive) experience, the number 1 cause for mysteriously blurred vision in one eye in a female child this age is "making it up". And I cannot tell you how many times I have been assured that this would be totally out of character for the child. Also, the types of "out of focus" problems that affect children do not cause constant blurred distance vision and occasional blurred near vision...but she doesn't know that.
Recently I have found one other cause for this type of complaint, which is too much phone texting combined with computer time. Hopefully a child her age neither has a cell phone nor plays on the phones of other children. But if so, immediately eliminate her texting ability. Limit her computer time to "homework projects only". TV or videos or games not more than 30 minutes per day total.
She has already had an evaluation by a pediatric ophthalmologist. I would let it rest. Based on your information, I see no need for an MRI (which is a suggestion of desperation typically made to soothe the parents, not treat the child).
Thanks for your input. She does not have a cell phone, and only uses the computer for homework at this point. I am also assuming that the presence of any diabetic eye symptom would have been detected by her opthamologist. We will be keeping an "eye" on the situation!
In a child you don't get diabetic eye symptoms without rip-roaring diabetes. These symptoms also do not affect only one eye. Do NOT ask her about her vision. If she makes noises to her teacher, advise the teacher to "play it low key" and not to make any accommodations to the complaints.
My son, now 6, was diagnosed with Migranes last year. He had a MRI and neurological evaluation and thankfully they found only cist in his brain. He has frequent headaches (not always migrane). When we were going through the examinations last year, he did not complain about blurry vision. This week, however, he said that sometimes he gets blurry vision in school or at home. He claims that if he rolls his eyes upward it sometimes goes away. Is it something I should be concerned about? His vision is normally 20/20. Thank you
My 6 years old daughter has been diagonised with blurred vision with power of 3 on the both the eyes.she is a healthy child,we are really worried that she got this at this small age. Is there any way to improve her vision and get rid of the glasses?
My daughter is 14 and suddenly became not able to see. She says it is blurry close up and far away, all she can see is outlines and colors. She just started cheer and high school and we have had to make adjustments due to this. Her teachers are very understanding but for how long? This is a real problem. We took her to a pediatric Ophthalmolgist and he said her vision was fine and that it was in her head. WHAT? I am very confessed. She is a very senstive girl with Hyprocondric tendencies... But of course being her mom I want to take her to more doctors to make sure. Lyme Disease is a Epodemic where we live and I was wondering if she has that? But would the eye doctor have brought that up if he thought soo?