## When do babies with glasses become toddlers with glasses?

January 25, 2010 · by Ann Z · in babies with glasses, glasses, kids with glasses, medical stuff, toddlers with glasses . · Edited on 26-Jan-10 to correct the errors that Dr. Bonilla-Warford pointed out (thanks Nate!)

What’s the add number on my child’s glasses?

Let’s say your child has a regular glasses prescription of +3.00, if the add number is +1.00, then the near distance prescription will be +3.00 + 1.00, which equals +4.00 (3+1=4).

How to know if your child needs bifocals or glasses?

If your child needs bifocals, you will likely see a number here. This tells you how the prescription should be changed for close up. Let’s say your child has a regular glasses prescription of +3.00, if the add number is +1.00, then the near distance prescription will be +3.00 + 1.00, which equals +4.00 (3+1=4).

### When to take your child to the optometrist?

Any child who appears to have difficulties seeing or exhibits potential symptoms of being nearsighted or far sighted, such as squinting and frequent eye rubbing, should receive a comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

When to get contact lenses for your child?

Ortho-k uses specially designed GP contact lenses to temporarily reshape the contour of the cornea to reduce myopia. This may be a viable option for children, adolescents, and young adults with low to mild nearsightedness (-4 diopters or less). Children ages 8 to 12 with progressive myopia may be the best candidates for this procedure.

January 25, 2010 · by Ann Z · in babies with glasses, glasses, kids with glasses, medical stuff, toddlers with glasses . · Edited on 26-Jan-10 to correct the errors that Dr. Bonilla-Warford pointed out (thanks Nate!)

Let’s say your child has a regular glasses prescription of +3.00, if the add number is +1.00, then the near distance prescription will be +3.00 + 1.00, which equals +4.00 (3+1=4).