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Child having difficulty in distant vision. Will regular use of glasses normalize the power?

Hello Doctor, I have 7.5 year old son. Yesterday I had an appointment with doctor and I came to know that my son is not able to see at long distance. His power is : spherical +1.5 and cylindrical +2.5 in both eyes. Could you please let me know that how positive number in case of Myopia . Is it possible that if my son put glasses daily than the eyes will ok after few years. Thanks and Regards Sarveshwar
Asked On : Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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Your son is having Hypermetropia and not myopia. His refractive error is spherical 1.5 and cylindrical 2.5. He his having hypermetropic astigmatism.
Hypermetropia is common in children because of small axial length of the eye ball, infact everyone is born with hypermetropia at birth. Hypermetropia is more common in children than myopia, and with growth of the eyeball many children may become normal without need for spectacles.
He has to wear specacles regularly and attend follow up for eye examination regularly once in 6 months as rapid changes in refractive power are known to occur in children because of rapid changes in the dimensions of the eye ball.
Chances for decrease in the refractive error are possible in your sons case.
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Answered: Thu, 25 Jul 2013
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