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Question:
My 4-year-old was just prescribed glasses for farsightedness. He refuses to wear them. When he has them on, he squints like he can't see and tells me that things are blurry. Is this normal?

Answer:
Many children reject glasses for farsightedness. I would suggest having the glasses checked to confirm the power and fit. If those issues are found to be okay then I would have the refraction checked. Your ophthalmologist may be able to reduce the prescribed power to improve your child’s willingness to wear the glasses. In addition, sometimes drops can be administered for a few days that blur vision when the glasses are not worn, encouraging their use.

Answered by: Michael Repka, MD Dr. Michael X. Repka

Categories: Vision Correction, Children's Eye Health

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Answered: Apr 26, 2013

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