Dr. Moshe Roth: Five or six years old is the age to start a child on myopia management. However, if both parents or at least one parent is very nearsighted, they should come in even earlier. We see kids at age one, three, and five, and then every year that they’re in school so that we can identify problems early.
For example, take a child whose parents are really concerned because their daughter is squinting and we’ve had a change in eyeglass prescription twice already this year, and this third visit – it’s even higher. That child is a good candidate for Vision Therapy. So it’s important to do things early rather than waiting until somebody becomes gets a prescription like a minus 3 or minus 4.
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