Reader request: anyone’s child with antimetropia (one eye farsighted and the other nearsighted)?
This comment came in yesterday, and I have permission to re-post it here, as Giri is looking for other parents facing the same situation. – Ann Z
Hello, My 12 month old son got a prescription for glasses, which more of them saying is rare (OD +6.50 +1.0 x90 / OS -7.50 Sph) Dr. recommended to go for Polycarbonate lenses. Any one faced this kind of prescription – having one plus and minus at this age? As am not having any knowledge, checked with few known places and response am getting is differs. Is there a possibility that it will get better when he grows? Also how rare this kind and anything serious with this? His Retina and Optical nerve looks fine. No other symptoms or developmental issues so far.
Any info or experience greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.
Ann here again: I’ll note that polycarbonate is a great lens material for children because it is far less likely to shatter. “Antimetropia” is the term for one eye nearsighted (minus prescription) and the other eye farsighted (plus prescription). Does anyone else have a child with this condition? Any insight or thoughts?