Ask an Eye M.D.Question Topics
Ask an Eye M.D. Answer Archive
Please read our important medical disclaimer.
My daughter had an eye exam done by an ophthalmologist. He said she is very farsighted (+6 or 7) and prescribed eyeglasses (+5). So I put them on her. My family is giving me a hard time because she is only 11 months old. Am I crazy for putting glasses on a baby like this?
No, you are not crazy. Farsightedness to this degree can lead to bilateral amblyopia (lazy eye). A typical child of a year of age or less has only about 2 diopters of farsightedness, thus this child has three times more farsightedness than normal. Your child needs continued follow-up with your Eye M.D. as well.
Answered by: David K. Coats, MD
Have a question that hasn't been answered yet? Ask it!
Answered: Jun 03, 2014
Search for Questions & Answers
Meet Our Experts
- Your questions are answered by more than two dozen members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who volunteer their time with EyeSmart.