6/36 or 6/60 vision in children

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6/36 or 6/60 vision in children

Postby HAPPYH » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:23 am

Dear All,

I noticed that my DD (8 years old) squeezed the left eye every now and then. I brought her for eye check-up and found that she has 6/36 vision. Is it very serious? Can it be corrected? I got the appointment in KK on 27 March to see the specialist. We also called National Eye centre and the latest appointment (private) we can get is next week (friday). Can we wait for 2 weeks (KK)? Or should not delay any further.

Experienced parents, please care to share. Very scared. Thank you in advance.

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Re: 6/36 or 6/60 vision in children

Postby kateanderson » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:08 am

I guess that's quite a lot of power.
You can probably try natural vision correction via exercises when she grows a little older :)

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Re: 6/36 or 6/60 vision in children

Postby HAPPYH » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:27 am

kateanderson wrote:I guess that's quite a lot of power.
You can probably try natural vision correction via exercises when she grows a little older :)


What is natural vision correction? Could you share little bit more? Thank you.

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Re: 6/36 or 6/60 vision in children

Postby cherrygal » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:31 pm

Is she already wearing specs? What did the person who checked her eyes say?

6/6, 6/12 etc is the Visual Acuity Measurement and they may not be reflective of how high the myopia/astig degree is. You can be 100 degrees and have only 6/12 vision or 600 degrees with 6/6 vision. That just means how well/clearly you see with the spectacles you have. Sometimes it's not possible to attain 6/6 or 6/12 no matter how high the degrees are. That could be due to lazy eye etc.

If she's not wearing any specs at all, then 6/36 could indicate -2 diopters or so. See this website: http://m.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=6%2F36+vision

The eye doc will aim to have her seeing at least 6/12 with the spectacles she will be wearing. 6/6 is the best vision to attain.

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Re: 6/36 or 6/60 vision in children

Postby HAPPYH » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:59 pm

cherrygal wrote:Is she already wearing specs? What did the person who checked her eyes say?

6/6, 6/12 etc is the Visual Acuity Measurement and they may not be reflective of how high the myopia/astig degree is. You can be 100 degrees and have only 6/12 vision or 600 degrees with 6/6 vision. That just means how well/clearly you see with the spectacles you have. Sometimes it's not possible to attain 6/6 or 6/12 no matter how high the degrees are. That could be due to lazy eye etc.

If she's not wearing any specs at all, then 6/36 could indicate -2 diopters or so. See this website: http://m.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=6%2F36+vision

The eye doc will aim to have her seeing at least 6/12 with the spectacles she will be wearing. 6/6 is the best vision to attain.


Yes, she is already wearing the spectacles. Still not following the good eye habits. Sigh.

And thank you for the link.

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