My understanding is the doctor will not 'operate' on the eyes and the child is still growing. They will only do it when they are 16 or 18, as by then they are mature and more stable.
Same thing to my niece, the asti is high, but I not sure how high. Can't do anything until she is 16 or 18 (can't remember).
Contact lens is the other alternative, but then again, can the child handle it? Cos infection is another concern.