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A 35-year-old member asked:

If my daughter's visual acuity is 20/40 both eyes, why would the doctor recommend "no glasses needed"?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends : Kids actually are quite nearsighted at birth (20/400) & gradually improve over time reaching the common 20/20 at 4-6y. In many states u will pass a drivers eye test at 20/40. At this point the dr may consider the treatment as minimal benefit for her function & consider the possibility it will improve on its own. A frank discussion of your concerns & his/her reasoning should be your next quest.

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Last updated Feb 12, 2013

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