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Why do little kids need glasses?

Why do little kids need glasses?

To see better: Kids can have visual defects that require eyeglass correction. If they are hyperopic they might have eyes out of alignment due to this. If very myopic, they might need them simply to see the world. In both cases the glasses improve vision and eye position and function. This can be sorted out by a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more


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How can I tell if my child needs glasses?

How can I tell if my child needs glasses?

Go to the Eye Doctor: One cannot just tell if a child needs glasses. It is wise to go to get eyes examined on a regular basis especially if you feel there is a chance glasses are needed. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child absolutely refuses to use her glasses?

What do you suggest if my child absolutely refuses to use her glasses?

It depends: If it is for strabismus than u need to talk to ur doctor. Sometimes they can do drops instead. If it is for nearsightedness, it might be that they really don't need it to see. If it is 20/50 or less I probably wouldn't fight over it unless they can't see the board at school or if they r getting headaches from no wearing them ...Read more

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What are the causes of a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses?

What are the causes of a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses?

Eye growth: The eye can compensate for errors of refraction in many cases from infancy to young age. But as the body grows, so does the eye and eyeglass needs commonly develop. Also the child can in this circumstance have the sophistication to realize he/she does not see so well. See your pediatric ophthalmologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What causes a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses in just a couple of years?

What causes a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses in just a couple of years?

Growth: It doesn't take much, and children are growing at an amazing rate. A small change in the shape of the lens or the eyeball itself can make a difference. Plus, many kids compensate for a long time, and most likely eyesight was going bit by bit, but it was hard to notice until compensation was no longer possible. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son just got glasses and he is not interesred in wearing them. what did you donto get your kid to wear them?

What do you suggest if my son just got glasses and he is not interesred in wearing them. what did you donto get your kid to wear them?

Bribes work: When trying to alter behavior you try to set up the win/win balance. They can ignore your wishes and win to maintain the old pattern, or concede to your desire and win the prize offered. How or what you use as a bribe is up to you. Asking them what they would consider something worth working for is one way to find out. ...Read more

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Why would a nearsighted child be wearing glasses for reading?

Why would a nearsighted child be wearing glasses for reading?

Crossed eyes: Nearsightedness implies ability to see up close only. Possible explanations for a nearsighted child to wear glasses while reading are that he/she is either actually farsighted and cannot see up close, or has a strabismus that causes one eye to turn out. In the latter case, glasses force the child to focus harder, which causes the eye to turn in. ...Read more

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How can I motivate my child to wear glasses?

How can I motivate my child to wear glasses?

Make them fun: When we need to treat a child's vision with glasses, the process can often be made easier by making it fun. Try to show your child other children who wear glasses. Make games to comparing how good the vision is with and without lenses. Rewards for wearing and using the glasses can motivate. Also, if a child can do something with glasses v. Without he/she may wear them more. ...Read more

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