Tiven's been complaining about her vision for a couple of weeks, and she finally got to see the eye doctor on Tuesday. Her vision is 20/25, and she also has a mild astigmatism in one eye. The doctor gave us a prescription but offered two different points of view on whether to get her glasses or not with such a mild correction.
First POV is that kids are constantly growing, so her eyes & muscles could be out of alignment at this point in time & could self-correct in another week or month or two. Also, the slight strain of having to focus the eyes more purposely can help develop the eye's muscles which is a good thing in the long run. Basically take a "wait & see" approach, and if she keeps complaining, come back for a free recheck and get the prescription filled. And if she stops complaining, then everything's good.
Second POV is to correct her vision right now, not make her have to strain to focus on things even for another week or two. Upside is she can see clearly, quickly, so why risk having problems in school or not wanting to read because she can't see well. Downside is that she might not need the glasses at all, or her prescription might change for the worse, in another month or two.
He said they are both equally valid and it's really up to the parents & child what to do. I've honestly never heard of the first POV but it sounds logical to me from a biological standpoint. And since a recheck is free, it doesn't sound like he's suggesting it as a way to make more money. But the good mom side of me doesn't feel right about not getting her glasses if she needs them, kwim?