Correcting the vision with high numbers

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Prasad, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Prasad

    Prasad Guest

    My daughter is 6 years old. She was complaining about not able to
    read small letters on board at school. We have taken her to a doctor
    and he prescribed to her lenses with +1.25, +1.5 power. As she was
    not able to read the letters on board I was surprised with + power
    prescription so we went to another doctor and they prescribed +2.5
    -1.5(cyl) , +2.5, -1.25(cyl). The reason given by the second doctor
    is that she is stretching the fibers connecting the lenes to
    compensate for the power and she is having astigmatism so we should
    use higher power lenses with the above combination. If we do not use
    these lenses the mentioned the fibers will become week and there will
    be permanent damage to eye. Is this the only way of correcting this
    power ? We are totally confused.

    Prasad, Mar 16, 2005
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  2. Prasad

    g.gatti Guest

    Discard the glasses and teach your daughter how to look at thing
    without straining, by swinging, and swing her as much as you can, with
    a regular rhythm, from side to side, gently.

    You see from yourself that these doctors know nothing: the second idiot
    doctor doubled or tripled the prescription.

    How can there happen these things?
    g.gatti, Mar 16, 2005
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  3. Prasad

    drfrank21 Guest

    Without knowing if either provider did a cycloplegic exam or other
    it's tough to speculate which rx may be the more accurate one. The
    second provider
    though - permanent damage to the eye- seems to be overdramatic. Neither
    is that high that would cause an amblyopia (lazy eye) situation.

    drfrank21, Mar 16, 2005
  4. Prasad

    prasadgontla Guest

    I am not sure about the test performed I will get that information. The
    second provider was mentioning that the power as he thinks is +5(R),
    +6(L). But when such a high power glasses were tried my daughter was
    not able to read anything so he is prescribing a lower number to get
    adjusted. As I mentioned earlier I donot understand this logic.

    prasadgontla, Mar 17, 2005
  5. Prasad

    g.gatti Guest

    There is no logic, any.

    Discard the glasses and start the treatment.
    g.gatti, Mar 17, 2005
  6. Prasad

    Dom Guest

    When you say the first doctor prescribed "+125, +15" do you mean (1) R
    +1.25, L +1.5, or (2) R +1.25 with +1.5cyl, and L the same as the right?

    If the answer is (2), then the two prescriptions may not be that different.

    Either way, she needs glasses if she is long-sighted by that much. Plus
    power can affect distance vision (blackboard) as well as close reading. Can
    you clarify the exact prescriptions given by each doctor and post to this

    The 'fibers becoming weak' story doesn't make sense, but this doesn't mean
    that doctor's prescription is wrong necessarily.

    Dom, Mar 19, 2005
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