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Updated on Aug 14, 2014

My son got his glasses at age 6. Now, at 13, he can't see the chalkboard at school. Does he need a new prescription ? please advice

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| Aug 14, 2014

Hi Heena, Thank you for sharing your concern with us. We understand your concern. While you receive suggestions and inputs from fellow parents on parentune, in the meantime, here are some blogs which deals with the concern area mentioned by you and may be of help - https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/eye-check-ups-for-children/425 AND https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/10-myths-about-eye-health-that-all-parents-should-know-about/253

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| Aug 19, 2014

Hi Heena, yes it might be a good idea to get his eyes checked again for a change of power or number. Sometimes, children also face this problem because of too much strain on the eyes which weakens the eye muscles. A good opthalmologist, can suggest some simple eye exercises to relax and strengthen the muscles.

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| Aug 21, 2014

Hi Heena, My son too had the same issue. We consulted with his paediatric who suggested a paediatric opthalmologist for him. I request you to check for a paediatric opthalmologist as they are more specialised for kid's eye problems.

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| Aug 21, 2014

Heena, there is a merit in getting a check up done as pointed by ketan. Also, please find a similar parent talk with some useful comments and inputs from proparents. the link here: https://www.parentune.com/parent-talk/mommy-no-spectacles/561

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