Main Page / Login Option Forums Rehab Process & Exercise Discussion #23: Children & Myopia Prevention When, what strength, and for how long, should my 9 year old wear plus lenses?

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    Dean Ghazi
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    I have a question about the Child’s Program chapter on “Differential Correction – Plus Lenses.”

    I have read around the blog and gained some insight but need some clarity, please.

    My youngest daughter (9), doesn’t wear glasses and has had excellent eyesight until recently. Measuring on the Meow-sure App she is -1.0 D in good lighting.

    We have been increasing outdoor time and taking other recommended steps, but I was wondering if/when she should wear the Plus Lenses. Today, the topic came up with her, and she was enthusiastic about giving it a try, so I seized the opportunity, and we got a pair cool enough for kids at +1.0 and she is keen to try them.

    But I saw some a parent on the forum has their kids wearing +0.5 all the time!? I also heard you on a podcast say “as soon as your kid starts to read you’re getting them reading glasses”. So I am wondering when she should be wearing them? Only during close-up reading and work but not at other times? Or all the time?

    Would really appreciate your help.

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    • Jake S.
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      Well … it’s experimental, entirely up to you to make sure there are no issues.

      Start with +0.50 just for 10 minutes or so, just during close-up. If that works, slowly build up to longer times, up to an hour. Then every 3-4 months you can increase diopters till about +2 diopters maximum.

      Need to make sure that is productive. I don’t have it as an outlined process here since we’ve not yet found an entirely consistent way that this works for everyone.

    • Dean Ghazi
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      Thanks for the reply, Jake.
      We will try this and see if there is any improvement over the next few months.
      Would love to hear from anyone with experience doing this for their child.
      Cheers!
      D.

    • Jake S.
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      This is just the support forum where I answer questions.

      Community is here: https://community.endmyopia.org. – and of course our Facebook group.

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