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Should I tell my child's school about their astigmatism?

You should tell your child's school about their astigmatism if your child is having problems seeing in class. It could be easier for your child to sit in a different area of the classroom to read things at a distance, and telling your child's teacher about this will help them make seating more convenient for your child and reduce the possibility of eye strain. Otherwise, effective treatment should eliminate astigmatism as a hindrance to your child's school performance.

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