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farsightedness in children

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Speck
42 years experience Ophthalmology
It's normal: Most children are born about 6 diopers farsighted, 'cause their eyes are small (90% of adult size). This is completely normal. Most three year olds ar ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not advisable: As the child grows, farsightedness will diminish naturally. Lasik surgery for a child will not be stable and the end result is unpredictable. Best t ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Hyperopia: Image focuses behind the retina.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
15 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Unclear close vision: Farsightedness refers to blurring of near vision, with distant vision relatively preserved. It is a common type of age-related vision change, sometime ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Farsighted: Almost all infants are farsighted, and most grow out of it. In the middle years, myopia is much more common. Farsightedness becomes more common afte ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes but why?: It would take a reasonably good understanding of the impact of farsightedness on ones vision to fake it. Of course, why would you want to do this?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Glasses or contacts: Glasses or contacts will improve your farsightedness in nearly all cases. Some people are also candidates for refractive surgery.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Almost all new borns are farsighted but fortunately the lens can compensate for this. Their eyes are too short front to back and that is the defini ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Optical help: This is a refractive state of the eye in which a magnifying type lens in a spectacle will give you clear focus. It is a little bit misnamed as the na ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Easy: Your options are glasses, contact lenses or surgery.

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