Refractive errors are abnormalities in the optical components of the eyes that cause light not to be focused on the retinal plane. In order for a person to have clear vision, light e...
Age of onset of vision loss
History of headaches, squinting, or subjective vision problems
Associated ocular abnormalities, trauma, injury, or surgery
History of strabismus, amblyopia
Refractive errors are treated by corrective lenses. Young children typically use glasses and teenagers may use contact lenses.
The following guidelines for prescribing glasses...
American Academy of Ophthalmology. Preferred Practice Pattern: Refractive Errors. San Francisco, CA: American Academy of Ophthalmology; 2013. [View Abstract on OvidInsights]
367.9 Unspecified disorder of refraction and accommodation
367.20 Astigmatism, unspecified
367.22 Irregular astigmatism
367.21 Regular astigma...
Q: Will my child always need glasses?
A: Not necessarily. As children grow, the shape of the eyes change. Because the need for glasses depend on the eye’s shape, it is unclear whether the child wil...
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