DD is 4 1/2 and has just had an eye test. Her right eye is fine, her left eye is 6/30, which apparently is quite poor for her age. She's got an appointment to see an Optometrist in a week. Does anyone know what the chances are that she will need glasses? And if so will it be permanent or just for reading? She shows no signs of poor vision.
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26-08-2013 15:54 #1-
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Does DD need glasses?
26-08-2013 16:16 #2
The earlier you catch eye issues the better with children. Often they may only need to wear glasses or a patch for a while until their sight improves. My dd has been wearing glasses for almost 2 years and like ur dd she also showed no signs of bad sight and the only reason i took her in to get checked was one eye began to turn in. She is extremely far sighted as well as has strabismus in one eye. She wears a patch 6 hrs a day for the last 6 months which has improved her sight incredibly. Anyway if your dd should need glasses let me know as its hard finding glasses for tots and I can recommend some that are great.
26-08-2013 16:25 #3
I would just wait and see what the optometrist says. All kids I know who've had issues starting young have had issues as adults too... but it's not the end of the world. DP has worn glasses since he was 2, and I've worn them for about 15 years... we both mostly wear contacts these days. No big deal.
26-08-2013 16:27 #4
She may show no signs on needing glasses cause our body's are pretty good at adapting and she may not even realise if things are fuzzier then they should be as that's what she is used to.
26-08-2013 17:48 #5
Who did the test if it wasn't an optometrist? I'd wait to see what the Optometrist says as they will give you info as to whether she needs glasses, an eye patch, etc. I got glasses in Grade 5 and it was fantastic. I didn't realise how poor my vision was until I starting using my glasses all the time and suddenly I saw things I'd never seen before .
My niece got glasses just before her 6th Birthday. My mum used to say that my niece never saw stuff if she asked her to clean up, but otherwise there was no clue that she had vision issues. She's done a lot better with glasses.
26-08-2013 19:49 #6
Our 5 yr old wears glasses. She had her eyes tested last yr when she had her 4 yr old health check - when the nurse covered her right eye she was fine but when the left was covered she wouldn't answer the nurse & she really hated having the eye covered.
We weren't sure if she was just being silly or if there was a problem so they recommended we take her to an optometrist.
Turns out the vision in her right eye is quite poor but with both eyes together she sees very well as the left eye is doing all the work. I had never noticed any problems with her vision.
The aim of her glasses is to give the good eye a rest and help strengthen the bad eye.
She looks really cute on her glasses and it has surprised us how well she copes with them, she's such a physically active kid always standing on her head! But somehow the glasses stay on!
26-08-2013 20:04 #7
I don't regret for an instance getting a second opinion, he wasn't horrendously expensive but well worth the expense. I would say if she needs glasses let her pick them but beware of "character" brand glasses. DS got some with a cartoon character from the TV, they suit him so much, the best out of the two. But some kid in prep teased him and now he won't wear them or we have to put electrical tape around the character.
26-08-2013 20:07 #8
Does anyone know how early they can check a child's eyesight? My eyesight is terrible and I'm sure my children will have crappy eyes.
26-08-2013 20:12 #9
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