Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
How old is the child?
Is the child having any eye problems? Does his/her eyes cross?
I see that you are offline. I will switch to Q&A format. This format works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)
Ok...back to the MD we go! The rigor of USMLE1-3/boards is worth paying more for.
I have two or three additional questions. Without getting into tech math (std.dev, etc.) where would -5 fall on the bell curve?
How much difference in diopters from one year to the next would raise a red flag?
Lastly, slowing/reversing myopia in peds: diet, environment, etc? Ideas from priXXXXX XXXXXterature?
My little girl was obviously straining to see correctly when I look back at her toddler pictures. Have a good day!! Thanks for your time.