My daughter, age 8, was recently examined by
an optometrist and he wrote up this prescription for bifocals, with minus
lenses on top and plus lenses on the bottom:
OD -.50 -.25 x 92 Add +1.25
OS -.50 -.25 x 68
I told him that I didn't want her to get minus
lenses, but I agreed to her getting plus lenses, thinking that it could
perhaps help her reverse her myopia. So we have ordered +1.25 plus lenses
But Otis Brown and a couple of other people
have told me that +1.25 will be too weak to do any good. What do you
Thank you. I enjoyed reading your website.
Thanks for the email.
It seems your child has developed early
myopia at a focal status of -0.50 to -0.75 with a little astigmatism 0.25.
It will only further develop if nothing is implemented for prevention.
Remember, myopia could hardly be recovered if
it has been compensated by minus lens.
It could only be prevented with the greatest
effort, long term commitment and self-motivation.
As an educated and insightful parent, I hope
you could do all your best to save her vision.
Her glasses (+1.25) could retard her vision
deterioration speed -- she is still getting worse but slow.
Yes, Otis Brown and other "deeper-wisdom"
people are correct. The power is not strong enough for your expectation.
+1.25 is good enough for prevention at positive/zero focal status. That
means the glasses have to be put on when she is at normal vision!
You have to consider a stronger plus to
maximize the effect of RELAXATION for her own good. The stronger plus
(fogging) she can tolerate, the more she will be paid for prevention in
the long run. Be patience for the effectiveness of plus lens!
Please go over the web site's contents of
Otis' and mine (in English) for your thoughtful review.