Q. Eye hurts while watching TV. What can be done?

Answered by
Dr. Souhad
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on May 16, 2019

Hello doctor,

My 4 years old daughter has an inward turn in her right eye after concentrating for a while. We had an eye test recently. Can you tell me if her results mean she needs glasses as she keeps saying her eyes hurt watching television and readings of her results are: Right eye sph +1.50 cyl -0.50, left eye sph +1.50 cyl -0.50. They told me she is long sighted and we have a strong family history of squints and glasses. I do not know if I should get a second opinion.

Dr. Souhad

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

That is a very normal refractive condition of a 4-year-old child and I would not advise correction. However, you might want to consider reducing the time watching TV along with the brightness of the screen after sunset. Reduced blinking might lead to drying up of the eye and that will lead to headaches and pain also. Monitor every six months considering the family history.

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