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Is it possible to strengthen your eyes-should I make my 6yr old wear her glasses?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Absolutely
Children's prescriptions can continue to change into their early 20s.
If the prescription is not treated when they are young, they may develop amblyopia - the inability to see well despite wearing the appropriate glasses. If your eye doctor prescribed glasses, then your child should be wearing them full-time while awake. Speak with your doctor about ways to help keep the glasses on.

In brief: Absolutely
Children's prescriptions can continue to change into their early 20s.
If the prescription is not treated when they are young, they may develop amblyopia - the inability to see well despite wearing the appropriate glasses. If your eye doctor prescribed glasses, then your child should be wearing them full-time while awake. Speak with your doctor about ways to help keep the glasses on.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
In brief: Follow directions
If your healthcare professional has prescribed your child to wear glasses.
Follow his or her directions. It is important to remain compliant with the orders.

In brief: Follow directions
If your healthcare professional has prescribed your child to wear glasses.
Follow his or her directions. It is important to remain compliant with the orders.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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