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Question:
My son is 7 years old and he reads only when his eyes are very close to the paper. What should I do?

Answer:
He is either nearsighted or mimicking someone else's behavior. He needs a thorough examination by an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) to make the correct diagnosis.

Answered by: Richard G. Shugarman, MDDr. Richard Shugarman

Categories: Children's Eye Health, Vision Correction

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