Vision worries

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:35
Country
United States
Age
12
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

He first got his glasses at the age of 7

Question

 

 

Hi,

My 12 year old son has Eyeglasses already. He first got his glasses at the age of 7. He continues to get more glasses every 1-2 years. He is scared as well as I am.

We are worried that he might loose his vision in the future. He cant see faraway but he can read up close (1-4) inches away depending on the text.

Does he need to wear his glasses all the time?

Does he need to wear his glasses in his bed when he is on his ipad too?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

It seems that your son has Myopia or farsightedness in which he can see the near object but can't see the far object clearly. It is not a disease it is just a refractive error of the eyes and can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses and you can consider refractive eye surgery after the age of 18 years.

Refractive errors won't lead by itself to blindness so no need to worry about that. His vision will change till he is 18-20 years old at which it will stabilize.

He should wear it all the time even for near task and take it off at bed time.

 

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