My 7-year-old daughter has 1.5 cylindrical power in the left eye only. She has no problem without glass. If she does not use spectacles will there be any problem in future?
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I understand your concerns. This power of 1.5 cylinders although relatively small, needs to be adequately corrected. You see, each part of our body is dependent on our users for its development. The part we use the most tends to develop more, and the area we do not use tends to under develop.
The same situation is with our eyes, suppose during our developmental stages between 0 to 12 years, if there is a disease which causes us not to see far away objects, our brain, and optic nerves adapt to this and never develop the ability to see far away objects as clearly as ordinary people do.
In spite of our best efforts at a later stage, she may never be able to improve. So please make sure that she always keeps her glasses on, apart from of course while sleeping. Also regularly follow up with your ophthalmologist (at least once a year).
As she grows up, there are numerous ways she can avoid wearing glasses starting from contact lenses to refractive surgery. But for now, Please instruct her to keep her glasses on continuously. I hope this clarifies your doubts.
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