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Old 12-01-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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extreme farsightedness in 3 year old

My 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with extreme farsightedness 4 months ago and today had her glasses increased by what they call a full dollar. Why do she need this increase she no longer has a turn in her eye. The doctor said it is a 28% increase and her glasses will be thicker. What can I do I don't want her to have coke bottle eye glasses? He said this will help her now and her perscription should decrease as she gets older. I think one eye in 5.00 and the other 3.75 i don't know what this means but I don't want her glasses any thicker.

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:03 AM   #2
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Re: extreme farsightedness in 3 year old

It doesn't matter what the glasses look like, she needs them. As you said, without the proper lenses, her eye will turn. It is most important for the proper development of her eye/brain connection at this time.
All children are born somewhat farsighted. As the doctor said, this will lessen as your daughter gets older and her glasses will become thinner.

Old 12-03-2008, 04:08 AM   #3
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Re: extreme farsightedness in 3 year old

I agree with KeelaC 100% because I was born with the same condition and ended up with it getting worse because my mother was embarrased about me wearing glasses and would only let me wear them in private.
It is very important to follow ophthalmic advice for a child of that age as it will help her in later life. In particular, the glasses are training her brain to accept images from both eyes and that's why the turn (squint) has already improved.
If she doesn't wear the glasses, the squint will return and the brain will accept the image from only the dominant eye. The other eye then gradually develops a permanent inability to focus.
I'm sorry if that looks like information overload but I want to emphasise the importance of your child wearing her glasses at all times. It will be of enormous benefit to her in the long run.

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