Don’t put asymptomatic children in weak reading glasses.
|Rationale and Comments:||Low “farsightedness” is a normal finding in children. Children can easily focus to see at near, with their large accommodative reserve. If the reading glasses prescription is low (less than +2.00 diopters), their innate ability to focus can be used to see clearly at both distance and near. If the eyes are not crossed, prescription of weak glasses is generally not necessary.|
|References:||• Donahue SP. How often are spectacles prescribed to “normal” preschool children? J AAPOS. 2004;8:224-9.|