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Of a 7 year old boy.I got a note from the school to take him

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I am Mother of a 7 year old boy.I got a note from the school to take him to the Ophthalmologist.I saw a Doctor I was told that my son has Astigmatism and Doctor gave a prescription for eye glasses.I wanted to get a second opinion,so I saw another Doctor,She said the same ,am convinced that my son needs glasses.Now the question is both Doctors gave me prescriptions and both prescriptions are different.Am confused which prescription should I follow.
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1st Doctor's prescription says this - OD : +1.50 -1.75 005
OS : +2.75 -2.25 174
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2nd Doctor's prescription says this - OD : +0.25 -0.25 180
OS : +0.25 -2.00 170
Can you help me with this confusion or should I see another Doctor.What if that Doctor's prescription is different (I'll be back to squire 1)or should I go to 1 of the Doctors above to get him rechecked,if your suggestion is to see 1 of the above Doctors who should I go to.kindly help.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
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Did you son get dilated during any of the visits?

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Were both doctors ophthalmologists (i.e. MD)?

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Was one a pediatric ophthalmologist?

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Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.
I am still available to answer your questions. If you can give me more follow-up information, that will help me tailor my answer to you.