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My child scored 20/40 near on a vision screening; does she need glasses?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Glasses or not

If your child is having trouble reading, headaches when reading, or trouble seeing the board at school, then he/she should see a pediatric ophthalmologist to be checked for glasses.
If your child is currently driving, glasses are very important!

In brief: Glasses or not

If your child is having trouble reading, headaches when reading, or trouble seeing the board at school, then he/she should see a pediatric ophthalmologist to be checked for glasses.
If your child is currently driving, glasses are very important!
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Evan Schoenberg
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Maybe. That would be a good reason to get a full eye exam for your child.
Visual problems when young can lead to permanent vision loss ("amblyopia"), especially if the eyes don't see well at all (not your child) or don't see equally (possibly your child).

In brief: Maybe

Maybe. That would be a good reason to get a full eye exam for your child.
Visual problems when young can lead to permanent vision loss ("amblyopia"), especially if the eyes don't see well at all (not your child) or don't see equally (possibly your child).
Dr. Evan Schoenberg
Dr. Evan Schoenberg
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