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What can cause a child to go from good eyesight to needing glasses?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Various

Genetics, growth, trauma, too much near work, etc.

In brief: Various

Genetics, growth, trauma, too much near work, etc.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology

In brief: Few different causes

There are a few main things that can cause a child to need glasses.
Children should be examined when they are younger to establish a baseline measurement. With normal growth of the eye during childhood, a refractive error (such as nearsightedness) can develop. Also some children can develop strabismus, which is when the eyes don't align properly. Glasses can help these conditions.

In brief: Few different causes

There are a few main things that can cause a child to need glasses.
Children should be examined when they are younger to establish a baseline measurement. With normal growth of the eye during childhood, a refractive error (such as nearsightedness) can develop. Also some children can develop strabismus, which is when the eyes don't align properly. Glasses can help these conditions.
Dr. Clement Cheng
Dr. Clement Cheng
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