2 year old daughter to wear glasses?

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Hi, I wonder if any one could help me- y daughter is 2 and a half and since about 15 months she developed a slight squint or lazy eye when she became tired (only for a few seconds) then she would rub her eyes and her eyes would usually straighten back up.

Recently when she is I her iPad holding it close up she started blinking in one eye snd crying asking for a tissue (as if something is either in it or is blury and bothering her)

Anyway, we went back to the options and this time they said her vision is good slightly long sighted but normal for her age. They wrote her a prescription for +1 glasses based on her symptoms (lazy eye when tired) and complaing of needing a tissue to wipe eye)

When I asked the optition what will the glasses help with, she said it was to take the strain off the weaker eye so she can see better, I said ok but I was a bit concerned as I always thought that with a lazy eye you are supposed to patch the good eye to make the lazy eye work harder.??

Now I'm freaking out because I went home and googled lazy eye / squints and all the prognosis is to wear a patch in good eye and NOT the opposite which is what the optition suggests we do.

I'm really confused... can anyone please advise??

Thanks in advance

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    I would go to another optician, or, go to your local GP and ask for a referral to a specialist for a second opinion.

    Also maybe limit iPad or screen time on such a young child to avoid eye strain?

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      Well, actually it is very limited- it's so I can shower and get dressed in a morning (around 10-15 mins in total) my kids are 2 and 3 and it keeps them in one, which in my opinion, is much better than them running around upstairs getting in to all sorts of mischief which they do when they are together!

      But yes, I defiantly want to get a second option. Thanks for that

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    *keeps them in one place
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    my son had lazy eye at age two, he had  the surgery.  it was wonderful.  end of the problem
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