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Explain the most common refractive errors in children?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Three

The most common refractive errors in children are astigmatism, hyperopia, and myopia.

In brief: Three

The most common refractive errors in children are astigmatism, hyperopia, and myopia.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Many

Almost all children are somewhat farsighted (hyperopic) but the natural flexibility of the lens compensates for this and it disappears as they grow.
A few are nearsighted (myopic), some have astigmatism and the condition in some is extreme. See your pediatric ophthalmologist if that is a problem.

In brief: Many

Almost all children are somewhat farsighted (hyperopic) but the natural flexibility of the lens compensates for this and it disappears as they grow.
A few are nearsighted (myopic), some have astigmatism and the condition in some is extreme. See your pediatric ophthalmologist if that is a problem.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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