Question: nearsighted kids

This question came from a comment by Carol. She’s looking for other parents of kids who are nearsighted (myopia). Can you leave a comment if your child fits that description? -Ann Z

My 29 month old twins wear glasses due to high nearsightedness. They wear the fisher price ones right now but we want to get them new ones. I am having a hard time finding anyone whose children wear glasses for high myopia. Does anyone else have children that have high myopia? Please let me know. Thank you! Carol

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48 responses to “Question: nearsighted kids

  1. My son wears glasses for high myopia. Our experiences are posted within the blog under ‘idiopathic ectopia lentis’.

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  2. Hi there,
    My daughter is fourteen months and wears glasses for Myopia – just her right eye, which is -3. Left eye has a plane lense. She has an intermittent divergent squint (eye wanders out) if looking in the distance but much better with glasses on. She has been diagnosed as having amblyopia. Have an appointment next monday to follow up. I will let you know. Her condition is called anisometropia where the eyes have a different refractive power ie – one is normal and one is short sighted. Only started happening about eight months. It is a very scary time for us, I have a lot of unanswered questions, will it improve, will she need surgery etc.

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  3. also could anyone else who has the same condition, please contact me – i would really appreciate it. Interested to hear long term prognosis, stories etc.

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  4. I suppose that is what Sam has. We were just told he is nearsighted. He is a -7 in one eye and a -8 in the other. He was 2 1/2 when he started wearing glasses.

    We got them at the optical store in our local Target, but I know not every Target has an optical store.

    He’s coming up on 1 yr in his glasses and is doing well. He reaches for them first thing in the morning and usually falls asleep in them at night.

    Our ped eye doctor told us that usually kids whose vision is that bad this young it is fairly stable and doesn’t get much worse as they get older, but of course there is no guarantee.

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  5. My 5 month old son was recently diagnosed with Brown syndrome, exotropia and myopia -2.25 in the right eye and -1.25 in the left eye. Both doctors we saw recommended glasses. We purchased the Fisher Price brand and will pick them up on Tuesday. I know that farsightedness is more common and its nice to know there are other kids out there with nearsightedness. I would love to hear other peoples stories, tips, comments, etc.

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  6. Hi Ingrid,
    my son’s condition also has a resulting anisometropia…(-6R, -11L)…his prevailing condition (ectopia lentis) is one which can be unpredictable..though my understanding is that with anisometropia careful refraction and close attention is necessary. essentially, due to the difering refractions the vision in both eyes is competing, and because one is usually better than another the brain will favor the eye with the better sight resulting in suppression of the vision in the weaker eye and poor development of binocular vision…resulting amblyopia. Hence patching of the stronger eye to force use of the weaker, etc.. My own understanding is that when caught early vision outcomes are excellent. At 14 months you’re in great shape. My guy’s been in glasses since 6mo….so far so good (29mo now). At the OP last week and all’s well, the OP commented that the key now is to monitor that development seems to be in order….can see, reach, grasp, identify, function…etc.

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  7. hi George, thanks so much for that. I really appreciate it. So glad to hear your little guy is doing well! Just wondering if anyone knows if a difference of 4.5 is high. She is fine in left eye and when I took her for a second opinion the PO said she was -4.5 in the bad eye. Is this really high? Why would it change so much in two months from -3?

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  8. I have gone to the same PO for almost 2 years and there was a few months where Elly’s numbers seemed like they were getting worse. She is around a -7. The op explained that when they are younger, the measurements are never exact, rather close approximations. My doctor used different prisms held in front of her eyes when she was younger, and now uses the cards. (I’d like to hear for an PO on how they figure these numbers out when they are so little) They said once the kids are able to talk, the number gets even more accurate. I’ve also heard the earlier you catch eye issues, the better chances of improvement. I’m interested too in what is considered “high”???

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  9. My understanding is that anything above -6 is considered a high myopia, -3 to -6 moderate, 3 and under mild. I dont really inderstand clearly what degree of difference between eyes is condisered high for a child with anisometropia. Nicholas ha a pretty big difference, though does well visually…

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  10. Hi everyone, Thank you for your responses. I see that we have a lot in common with our kids. My kids are severly myopic and I pray that it stays somewhat stable… I have a question about glasses. Do they make glasses with the ear cables for all glasses or is that only available for babies? Thank you!!!!

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  11. Hi everyone, Do they make glasses with the ear cables for all glasses or is that only available for babies? Thank you!!!!

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  12. Hi Carol, I posted a poll about cables and glasses. Everything I read online says that they are available for older kids. I think they can be added to many frames. But since we don’t have them, I’m hoping someone else will chime in with more information.

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  13. Hi Everyone,
    We were just told that our 2yr daughter has Myopia(-9 & -10)…She’s also going next thurs. to see a ped. glaucoma specialist.
    My question is there anyone out there that has the same probs and if so what are the symptoms of glaucoma…
    Sophie just turned 2 and are a little shocked, there are some signs that make us think as we look back (light sensitivity, watery eyes and her pupils are dilated alot) but never thought it would be something that would be serious…
    Please let me know if there’s anyone out there that know if the feeling of guilt goes away.

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  14. Hi Jeana, I’m sorry to hear this but you can’t blame yourself. Thankfully we live in a world where there are wonderful advances and doctors. We have to believe that they can help our kids. Why do you have to see a glacoma specialist if she is myopic? Is she myopic and has something else? I know the glaucoma test the pressue in your eyes. I have that done every year for myself. My kids are -12 in both eyes. Best of luck. We’re here for each other. Carol

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  15. Hello, your daughters eye problems are not your fault. The human eye is extremely complex and there is nothing you can do to prevent these problems from occurring.
    Our daughter developed glaucoma after her cataract surgery at 1 month old. We noticed that her right eye was slightly larger and her iris and pupil was very cloudy and hazy. Another sign is light sensitivity, children or babies that have glaucoma are very sensitive to light. Has her PO indicated if they have concerns for 1 or both eyes? If there is only concerns for 1 eye you can look for any differences in eye size, the eye that has a high IOP (intraocular pressure) will be slightly larger than the other eye. I was also told that some children experience a loss of appetite. If your daughter does have glaucoma, there are several different drops and oral medications that she can be prescribed that will lower her IOP. Our daughter was not responding to any of the medications or eye drops so she had a Baerveldt valve placed in her eye and she also had an iridotomy. Both procedures were done when she was 4 months old. The valve acts like a shunt and helps drain excess fluid out of the eye. An iridotomy is a procedure where a small hole is placed in the iris enhancing the drainage passage that are blocked by a portion of the iris. If your daughter’s IOP is between 10 – 20 mm, her pressure is normal, however above 20 is a cause for concerns. Our daughter’s IOP was in the high 30’s, and this is while she was on 3 different glaucoma medications. When your daughter has her IOP checked, if she is crying or upset, her IOP will go up so it can be hard to get an accurate reading. Most pediatric glaucoma specialists prefer checking pressure during an EUA (exam under anesthesia) this will allow them to get an accurate reading. Our daughter has had 2 EUA’s. When you take your daughter to the glaucoma specialist, try to take any favorite toys, snacks, or anything that will help keep her calm and relaxed. Our daughter is still so young, and I think she is so used to doctors poking in her eye that she just lays there during all of her eye procedures. This will most likely change when she gets older, however it is great how calm and relaxed she during all of her PO visits.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Take care,
    Danielle

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  16. Jeana, the feelings of guilt totally go away. My son Conner was diagnosed with glaucoma at 3. After I learned what the symptoms were, I felt horribly guilty. How could I have not seen? But after seeing the specialists, and them telling me just how rare glaucoma in kids is, and how almost all pediatricians miss it for a long time too when it’s late onset (after 6 months of age) or “mild” as one specialist referred to it as (as mild as glaucoma can be i guess), I gave myself permission not to feel guilty. Please give yourself that permission too, ok?

    As far as outcomes, Conner, my son, is doing wonderfully. He’s had a surgery that successfully brought his eye pressure down, and we’re on the road to what is hopefully an uneventful recovery.

    Please email me if you want to talk further. I’ve emassed quite a bit of knowledge, and have some resources you might find helpful.

    connersmom@petersengraphics.com

    Hang in there. It does get better.

    Stacie

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  17. Ladies,
    We took Sophie in Last week monday to the PO and when he was checking her eyes he realized that the pressure in both of her eyes were high. Of course the first thing we did was to come and research what types of glaucoma.
    Her appetite is not normal either, she’ll eat b-fast an hour or so after she wakes up and and then nothing until late evening and with the light sensitivity we keep the blinds closed for a good hr after she wakes up(after reading that this is a symptom) and if she walks outside in the bright sunlight she’s covering both eyes.
    My guilt just comes from me seeing the signs and not doing anything sooner, I know technology out there is amazing when it comes to their eyes and that makes the outcome more positive.
    Any ideas from you Mom’s out there what questions we should ask the glaucoma specialist.
    THANK YOU so much.

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  18. It is very difficult knowing the signs if you don’t even know this condition exists in children. Before Mia was diagnosed I never knew that babies/children could develop cataracts or glaucoma, I thought this was something that happens when you get older. Our daughter’s PO knew to check Mia’s IOP because she had cataract extraction surgery. 80% of babies that have cataract surgery before they are 1 years old develop glaucoma. So our daughter had an 80% chance of developing glaucoma; and she fell into the normal unlucky 80%. Most parents that have children with congenital or late onset glaucoma, as Stacie pointed out, usually will not notice the signs. For your daughter’s light sensitivity, you should purchase a pair of sunglasses with a high UV protection. Our daughter wears Baby Banz. She hates her glasses and pulls them off every 2 seconds, however she leaves her sunglasses on. I think she realizes the differences when she has them on. When she doesn’t have them on, she swings her head back and forth because the sun really hurts her eye. Due to her cataract surgery, her pupil does not dilate and is stuck open in one fixated position, which allows a lot of light into her eye at all times, so she was already very sensitive, so the glaucoma adds to it. She also had her natural lens removed and there is no artificial lens that protects the eye as well as your natural lens.
    Before you see her glaucoma specialist, write down anything you can think of before the appointment, I always think of questions once I leave the office. So now I try to write down all of my questions, I keep a small notebook in her diaper bag with all of my notes. If she is prescribed any drops or oral medication (Cosopt, Timilol, Trusopt, Diamoz, Acetazolamide) find out about the side effects. Our daughter never really had any side effects, but she was so young when she was on these medications. Some of the parents on the PGCFA forum that have toddlers or older children have noticed side affects such has hyper, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, drowsiness, etc. It’s good to know what to expect before you begin any medications.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Danielle

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  19. Just on a different topic. I would love to hear peoples opinions on getting a second opinion! I explained this to Paris’s optometrist and he said “well I probably wouldn’t have done that, Dr Smith would not appreciate it I am sure!” I was quite taken aback as I am sure a lot of concedrned parents do the same! What do you think?

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  20. ingrid,
    We took sophie in to an optometrist and when he told us that Sophie was really Myopic (-9 -10),at first I was dumb founded.I told my husband and he’s was like NO WAY,we are taking her info a second opinion from a pediatric point of view so we took her to a PO.(I told this to our optometrist and he was all for us taking her to a PO)
    Our PO gave us the same results as the first but he also got a couple red flags about the pressure in her eyes and referred us a pediatric glaucoma specialist (we take her this thurs).
    I’m ALL for 2nd opinions after all this is my kid and her eyes there’s NO playing around there.
    I’m all for it and in this case we get to have a 3rd opinion, and to think this was just a simple visit to ease my mother in law…SO WORTH IT!!

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  21. Hi guys, I am just wondering if it is ” better” for a child to be long sighted or short sighted? As far as long term prognosis and being able to correct it or stabilise it goes. I have noticed there always seems to be A LOT more kids with long sightedness rather than short sightedness. When I visit the PO all of the children I have come accross in the waiting room usually have long sightedness with a crossed in eye when focusing near – whereas Paris is the opposite, the eye wanders out when looking at a distance and obviously she is short sighted. Can anyone shed any light on this. I just find it hard to meet someone with the same condition. ARe they similar to treat?

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  22. Hi Ingrid,
    I don’t know whether one is better than the other. I think each has it’s particular challenges and also depends alot on what underlying conditions may be contributing to the Near or Far -sightedness. I too have noticed a far greater number of farsighted at the PO’s. I imagine the challenges of treating something like anisometropia is similar regardless of whether near or farsighted. As to long term correction…I’ve read everything from proper refraction to IOL implantation to Lasik to corneal reshaping for myopia…there are good results to be had…it depends I gather on the underlying causes. I can tell you that my guy can see very well at -6 and -11. How well….not yet sure as he’s too often more grumbly than cooperative when the PO asks him to read/identify objects on the chart, but if his actions and development are any indication, we’re in good shape. He’s definitely more challenged with the patch over his good eye….holds things closer…a bit more deliberate in his actions…but all together good.

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  23. Hey Guys,
    We took Sophie in for her Ped.Glaucoma Specialist (at Children’s in Dallas,TX)on weds. and they ended up putting 4 different drops in her both eyes.
    At that time they also checked the pressure in eyes (she was also kicking and screaming by this time)so needless to say the results were not accurate.
    In fact he said I guess normal is 20 or below well because she was SO upset and tensed that cause her pressure to be around 90.
    They told us that they would have to go ahead and put her under so that they can check and get an accurate reading but that it had to be scheduled (frustrating, we wanted to leave there with answers but they no longer do it in that section of Children’s) and the soonest date is March 10th.
    He did say that he can tell that by examining her eyes that the pressure seems higher than normal in one of her eyes.
    Do Dr.’s usually schedule these out or are they done same day?
    Anyways just wanted to update you guys.

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  24. No, they always schedule EUA‘s. Your daughter will be put under anesthesia so they follow the same procedure as if your daughter was having surgery. Your hospital should send you a packet with pre-surgery guidelines and requirements. Some hospital require a pre-op check up and others don’t. Our daughter has had an EUA at Boston Children’s and at Mass Eye & Ear and both hospital’s have different pre-surgery requirements. We always take our daughter for a pre-op check up with her pediatrician to ensure she is fine before she is put under anesthesia, even if the hospital does not require a check up. This helps give us peace of mind knowing she has been cleared by her doctor.
    Will this be her first time under anesthesia? Have they put your daughter on any drops?

    Danielle

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  25. Danielle,
    The Dr.did mention that we would be getting the information in the mail about Sophie’s pre-op (we would have to be there 2hrs before for it)info and diet 12hrs prior to her pre-op/ surgery.We’ve not been given any drops, I’m not sure why?
    I’m curious though,why is it called “surgery” when they will be checking pressure?
    Sophie has an appt. with her pediatrician and I will mention to her about scheduling a check-up before,thanks for that pointer:)

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  26. Although she will be having her eyes examined and her pressure checked while she is under, they classify it as surgery because she will be put under anesthesia. She will have a surgical team when she goes in, 1-3 nurses, 1-2 anesthesiologists and her PO or glaucoma specialist. During Mia’s last surgery she had a surgical team of 8 or 9 people. She was having 3 procedures done and she was under for almost 4 hours. When you go in they will have surgery prep that takes about 30 minutes when they will weigh your daughter, take her vitals and receive all of her medical information/history. Try to take toys and other items that will comfort your daughter. During Mia’s last EUA they allowed 1 parent in the operating room while she was being put under. This was a first for us, it was so hard leaving the room, when I looked back she looked so limp and lifeless, it was so scary and heart wrenching. They will most likely have 1 parent in the room for your daughter. Mia was 5 months old during her last EUA and this was the first time they allowed us in the room, different hospital with different rules. At Boston Children’s they do not allow a parent in the operating room until your child is 10 months old and up, they told us that before 10 months old children really do not have separation anxiety. Be prepared, we were not and it was so hard seeing her put under, the anesthesiologist told me that it is much harder for the parents than it is for the child.
    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Take care,
    Danielle

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  27. can anyone tell me how effective surgery is for exotropia. I guess I just want to know that if all else fails to stop Paris’s eye from turning out (she has intermittent exotropia due to short sight in one eye) then surgery is an option. At least cosmetically when she gets a little older. I know getting her vision as good as possible is of the utmost importance and is number one, but I will admit that I think cosmetically the eye needs to be straight too. It really stresses me out to think it won’t be fixed. I know as a mum you just want to fix it now but it doesnt happen like that. I don’t want to sound superficial or ungrateful as I know there are a lot worse things but I will admit it does have be a bit obsessed over getting it straight. Any help would be much appreciated. Has anyone gone through this and how has it gone? Particularly interested in the case of exotropia which seems so much less common thatn esotropia? Thank you very much.

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  28. I feel SO much better knowing that these procedures are normal to everyone else. It feels sometimes like we’re just clueless as to what to do or if the process we’re going thru is normal. Thank you all.
    One quick question, we’ve noticed that when Sophie takes her glasses before bath or even a break thru the day her left eye is weak (like lazy or no muscle control) for a bit, is this normal?
    I spoke to her PO and he said that her left eyes was turning inwards during the appt. but he doesn’t want to see her until after the EUA.
    Could this be a sign that she might have Lazy Eye?

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  29. Hi guys,
    I am wondering if there is anyone in the group that can relate to my daughters condition.
    She is -3.75 in the right eye and plano in the left. I feel as though her eye is better when in glasses but I also feel as if the turn (out) has got more frequent. I cant help but feeling so so upset when I see the eye turning right out. The doctor updated her glasses from -3 to -3.75 and will see her again in six months. He said they would assess then if the stronger glasses make the eye work better or if we need to patch. I know this is a slow process and the doctor said it was best to get the vision as best as we can before we attempt squint surgery, which he is avoiding if he can. He seems to think that we can avoid patching and a contact lense at this prescription. He said if she was over -5 in the eye, then it was not looking so good. I have to say I am all consumed by this. I am so worried it will get worse in that eye. I am really trying to stay positive but I will admit some days I am just so down about it. Can anyone shed any light on the prognosis, any one else have a similar diagnosis.
    Many thanks,
    Ingrid

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  30. Hi Ingrid, Zoe’s diagnosis is quite a bit different, but I can relate to just how disheartening it is to keep trying new prescriptions and still seeing your daughter’s eyes turn. I wish I had better information for you. Do keep us updated, and know that all the work and thought you’re putting in to this is helping your daughter.

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  31. Would love to join this community! I have never been able to find much out there for moms of nearsighted toddlers. My oldest was diagnosed in early 2006 and I would have loved to find this blog back then. Just found it doing a search…haven’t searched online for awhile on this topic. My boys are 1 and 3 — both have high myopia, no other issues that we know of. We work with an excellent PO. My oldest has been in his glasses since 12 mos and my youngest was diagnosed at 4 months but did not need glasses until his second eval around 12 mos — Rx had gone up. Carol, my oldest has a similar Rx to your children. It still boggles my mind! I am nearsighted (-4.25) and was in glasses in jr. high (started at -2 approx). My husband was nearsighted (slight) with astigmatism (moderate) and was in glasses at age 5. This site is wonderful and I hope to contribute somehow.

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  32. I should correct myself in that my older son diagnosed in early 2007 (not 2006). Also, I speak of my husband’s vision in the past tense as he had Lasik last year and his vision was corrected.

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  33. Hi, Sorry I didn’t see your post Bowenian Mom until now. My kids are doing well and we had an eye appt. Their prescription didn’t go up so thankfully it’ll stay this way.

    It boggles my mind too why they have such a high prescription at such a young age. I love this site and seeing the photos make me smile.

    Happy summer everyone! Carol

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  34. My 2.5 year old daughter was just diagnosed with hyper myopia with -6 and -7. I was shocked as she is quite an advanced learner however we have noticed her squinting/tilting head to watch tv as well as bright light aversion. My wife has similar condition as a little one but more severe. How rapidly does this advance? I’m so thankful that she can now see but wonder when do children start wearing contacts?

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  35. Hi James,
    My boys were diagnosed each at age 1 with a similar Rx to your daughter. They each got a lot worse between age 1 and age 2, but my older son (age 4) hadn’t gotten worse at his subsequent checks. We are hoping for the same with your younger one, that he is going to hold where he is. I worry about the advancement of it all the time, so I do understand how you feel. I was told that as soon as kids can handle the hygiene aspect of contacts, they can have them. I was told this is sooner for girls than boys. 🙂 Good luck to your little one. I am nearsighted as well, but no where near as severely as our boys. We have a few others in our family with hyper myopia, but they were not affected as young as my boys, and they, too, do not have quite the same Rx as my boys, who are now in the -10 to -12 range each. Take care. I find that I worry one month before an appointment and one month after, but the rest of the year I don’t think about it too much. Glasses are just part of our life now, and we get the boys cute ones that fit their personalities. And getting them to wear them when their Rx is so bad really isn’t a struggle.

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  36. Hello. I am writing just to reassure some of you. I was diagnosed as a high myope at 19 months. My mother reported that she had questions about my vision at about 9 months old because I would run my nose along her blouse to see the flowers. She said she thought it was strange that I would cry when any furniture was moved. I would run my nose on the back of the “little golden books” to “find the doggie.” She actually used this as an example to show the pediatrician when he kept telling her all babies hold things close. When he saw this he changed his mind and sent us to a pediatric opthamologist. I have had a stable -10 in both eyes since I was a baby. I was prescribed a little blue pair of glasses. I did not take them off when I was first fitted. My mother said I wore them all day from the beginning. The only concerns I, personally, had as a child were a fear of having a fire or tornado where I would lose my glasses (I felt helpless without them), wishing terribly that I could wear the cool sunglasses made for kids, and how to combat the incessant teasing at school because of the strong prescription. I went into gas permeable contacts at age 11 and loved them from the beginning. I can see so much better than with glasses. When I first got contact lenses I thought our fish in our fish tank had grown because contact lenses do not make things look smaller like high prescription lenses do. I lost contact lenses a lot. I lost them playing outside, riding bikes, swimming, and skateboarding, but my parents, thankfully, kept replacing them. (A vision budget is a must). Contacts have been the best! If I could have had them earlier I would have, in a second. I have even had a couple of eye injuries from my contact lenses when I was hit with a tennis ball and when I got kicked while jumping on the bed. The accidents caused the contact to cut my eyeball, which did not cause anything more than a small cut. It healed fine, and I still wouldn’t trade wearing contacts for glasses. I have glasses, but only for when my eyes are resting from contacts. I have looked into Lasik which doesn’t look like an option right now. I have read that vision through gas permeable lenses is better than Lasik. Keep in mind that even with a high myopia diagnosis kids can have a great time and will manage with the sight they have. And remember to buy them a pair of cool sunglasses!!

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    • Oh, thank you so, so much for sharing your story. For those of us that didn’t have glasses at such a young age, it’s so helpful to hear stories like yours, and to get your perspective on it now.

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    • Thank you so much for writing to us!! You are a good person and I so appreciate your story and find it reassuring that your eyes have remained stable since childhood!! Thank you so much! Carol

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    • I almost cried when I read this. Thank you for taking the time to write this. My boys have thus far had a very similar experience, and I can imagine them having the same fears growing up and then the same reaction to how contacts will change their vision. We are coming up on our annual exam where I put it off because of the fear of hearing that it has gotten worse. My oldest had stabilized age 4 and I am praying for the same. I needed to read this. Thank you.

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  37. It’s hard having glasses since very young, however that day when you visit the optician for contact lenses is the best day ever. You suddenly feel normal and regain self-confidence. You don’t realise but you become so aware of people seeing you as a ‘glasses’-person and it’s such a breath of fresh air not to be that person any more. Carol – you should try Vision Express Opticians (you can even buy online http://www.visionexpress.com), I have used them as they have a wide variety of frames for babies and kids.

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  38. I am really worried .My daghter is 6 and half number.She has -6.25 in one eye and 6.50 in other eye.Last year she had-4 and it increased so much.When her vision will get stablize,please help me .worried mom

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  39. radha :
    I am really worried .My daghter is 6 and half year old..She has -6.25 in one eye and 6.50 in other eye.Last year she had-4 and it increased so much.When her vision will get stablize,please help me .worried mom

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  40. am really worried .My daghter is 6 and half year old..She has -6.25 in one eye and 6.50 in other eye.Last year she had-4 and it increased so much.When her vision will get stablize,please help me .worried mom

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    • Radha,
      As a child grows, so too do the eyes, this can contribute to a ‘worsening’ of the nearsightedness. hard to say when the eyes will stabilize, it would depend on the underlying condition if any, and the rate of growth. Best course is careful monitoring in close collaboration with the PO.

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  41. Radha, I can only share in your worry and hope someone else has some insight for us both. I am also very worried. My almost 4 year old went from a -6.00 X -0.25 OU to a -8.00 X -1.00 OU in less than 7 months. When she was first diagnosed with myopia at 3yrs of age, her pediatric opthalmologist recommended seeing a geneticist about possible Stickler syndrome. The geneticist felt that we should wait on testing until after her recheck eye appointment and if her vision was significantly change we would procede with further tests. We have a recheck appointment in 2 months to see if there is any other conerns. Has anyone else dealt with similar issues? We were told that she her vision will only get progressively worse with time.

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  42. My baby is having myopia since birth.he is 3 now his power is -10.5 in both the eyes. RReallyworried. Pls suggest the perfect diet to b followed.

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  43. My 26 month old has been in glasses for 6 months now.. -14 and -15 respectively. Needless to say I worry… but he will be monitored every 6 months for retinal detachment and fingers crossed he will be fine. He’s being tested for Sticklers Syndrome in a few weeks but that doesn’t change the course of his monitoring so it really just gives more of a reason behind it I guess. I have a history of crap eye problems (high myopia – although not nearly as high as his, retinal detachment @ 15, strabismus surgery @ 35 – a few months ago – and now.. i get to have cataract surgery in my left eye! woot woot).. so yea, i’ve been googling like mad trying to find similar scenarios with his age with that high of a script and I’ve come up with nothing. So, that’s my story.. it’s crappy but could always be worse. I have an adorable energetic toddler who has taken to his glasses quite well.. his 1 year old brother had a preliminary exam and the doctor is pretty sure he will be in glasses but will check him again at 2..

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    • Thank you for sharing your story, Kasey! I can certainly imagine your worry, but love that he’s taken to his glasses well and that he’s the adorable, energetic toddler.

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