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Cylindrical power in eyes, watches TV for two hours. Advised glasses. Will these reduce power of eyes?

My 4 1/2 year old son has been diagonised for having -1.5 cylindrical power in both the eyes. Doctor has advised to wear glasses regularly. We have got him the glasses and he is using it regularly. My Question is - 1. If he wears glasses regularly - say for an year or two, will his cylindrical power come down, so that he can remove the glasses ? 2. What excercises and diet do you suggest for curing his cylindrical power ? 3. He still continues to watch T.V for say 2 hours daily. Will that worse his eye sight further? 4. How much these electronic gadgets impact our eye sight and especially kids?
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Your son is having refractive error in the form of myopic astigmatism.
Regarding your first question, the refractive error especially in children is known to undergo frequent changes because of rapid development of the eye. However the chances of it becoming nil are not there.
Regarding your second question he has to take diet rich in vitamin A and green leafy vegetables better healthy eyes.
Regarding third question, watching TV is not a problem only thing he must practice healthy ways like sitting atleast 6 feet away from TV.
Regarding your fourth question electronic gadgets if used in unscientific manner can cause eye strain, like using them from too close or overusing them. Hence he has to use electronic gadgets following all the clean healthy habits.
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Answered: Tue, 6 Aug 2013
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