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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    If a child’s family wears glasses, are they more likely to need glasses?

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  • At Somer Toprak Optometrist we offer top quality eyecare and the latest in exclusive designer frames. Eye tests for MD, cataracts, glaucoma and children's vision. … View Profile

    Some eye conditions such as long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism certainly do have a genetic link. If a child's family wears glasses then the child should certainly get their eyes tested early - preferably before starting school. Most of these conditions can be corrected with glasses. Contrary to popular belief, there is no minimum age requirement for an eye test - children as little as 6 months old can still have an eye exam to rule out major eye problems.

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    Parents with strong glasses prescription might be a risk factor for their children to wear glasses, but not necessarily. The eye conditions which lead to wearing glasses largely influenced by their working environment.

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