Eyeglasses for kids



Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 08/23/2015 - 12:23
United Arab Emirates
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I have a query for Pediatric Ophthalmologist.

Before 2 years from now i observed my child who is 2.4 Years old was squeezing her eyes while watching TV or any far off objects, she was doing it very often,

I took her to Pediatric Ophthalmologist and found she has a power of -3.5 and -4 and doctor suggested to go for spectacles, at the same time he gave a chart for eye exercise.

After that i increased her outdoor activity to almost 2 and a half hours each days and zero screen time and started on with eye exercise, after 2 months when i visited again to doctor, her number had reduced to 3.5 where it was 4 before 2 months and 3 where it was 3.5 so found some improvement in the vision and she has completely stopped squeezing her eyes as well, but still doctor suggested me to go for glasses.



I am in dilemma to put glasses at such a young age of 2,4 years and if it is improving why not to wait more.

Please help me in taking a correct decision.

Thank you in advance


Thanks for your question



In order to Know the exact refractive errors in children, dilation of pupil with special eye drops called cycloplegia eye drops should be done and after that only we can know what refractive errors your child has and also the exact power of the eyeglasses.

In case after cycloplegia, the refractive power was -3.5 myopia in both eyes then your kid should wear this eyeglasses all the time in order to prevent amblyopia or lazy eye and only with regular examination every 6-9 month with your eye doctor we can reduce or increase the power of the eyeglasses accordingly 

I don't believe that these exercises will reduce myopia so don't waste your time on these exercises. 

In case your child has amblyopia there are special exercises you can do to treat it with the eyeglasses