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Children's Vision

Parents must not overlook the importance of vision in their child's development. Learn how a baby's vision develops and how undetected vision problems can affect learning and daily activities.
  1. Children's Vision FAQs (8)

Top 10 Signs Your Child Needs Vision Correction
Many children have undetected vision problems. Parents and teachers must watch for obvious signs that a child might need glasses.

Preparing Your Child for an Eye Exam
Learn tips for preparing your child for an eye exam.

Your Infant's First Eye Exam
The American Optometric Association (AOA) encourages parents to include a trip to the optometrist in the list of well-baby check-ups. Here is what to expect.

Milestones in Vision Development
Infants are born with a complete visual system, but must learn how to see. A child's vision will develop throughout the first year of life.

Playing Video Games May Cause Eyestrain
Playing video games for extended amounts of time can lead to eye discomfort, fatigue, blurred vision and headaches.

Learn how to keep your baby's eyes clean and healthy.
Learn how to keep your baby's eyes clean and healthy.

Myopia Control
Myopia control is the term given to different methods that try to influence vision and brain development, or alter the growth of the eye itself to retain clear eyesight.

School Vision Screenings
As you prepare your child for the school year ahead, make sure you don't forget one of the most important school supplies -- good vision.

Ways to Prevent Computer Vision Syndrome in Children
Many children work at a computer each day. Sitting in front of a computer screen for prolonged periods of time may cause the eyes to strain.

Getting Your Toddler to Wear Sunglasses
Your young child's eyes are susceptible to irritation from the sun's damaging rays. To protect against problems now and later in life, it's up to you to take the necessary steps to protect their eyes from the damaging effects of the sun. Teaching your toddler smart sun sense when she is young will help keep her protected from the sun’s harsh glare for the rest of her life. But how do you keep sunglasses on a squirmy toddler?

Expert Answers to Ten Common Questions About Vision and Learning

To get answers to ten commonly-asked questions about children's vision and learning, I interviewed Dr. Pamela Lowe, an optometrist and the American Optometric Association’s vision & learning specialist. She addresses concerns about the importance of detecting childhood vision problems, and how important healthy vision is for excelling in school.

Kids and Contact Lenses Study
A study shows that self-esteem increases in nearsighted children when given the option of wearing contact lenses.

Eye Muscle Surgery
Learn how to prepare your child, and yourself, for eye muscle surgery.

Albinism and Your Child's Eyes
Learn how eyeglasses can help children with albinism.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) and Your Child's Eyes
Learn how juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can affect the eyes.

Stargardt's Disease
Learn how eyeglasses can help treat children with Stargardt's Disease.

Focusing Problems in Children
Learn about eyeglass reccommendations for children with focusing and vergence problems.

Newborn Eye Infections
Is it pink eye? Learn about several eye infections that could affect your newborn baby.

Exercise and Eyesight
Studies show that kids who spend more time playing outdoors have less incidence of myopia, or nearsightedness.

Childhood Glaucoma
Learn all about the risk factors and complications of childhood glaucoma.

Funding Kids Vision for Life
An interview with Jennie Garth about her role in the Kids Vision for Life Program.

Pediatric Essential Eye Health Benefit
Learn about the 2014 changes in children's eye health benefits.

Your Child's First Vision Exam
Learn what is involved in a child's vision exam, and how to prepare for it.

Kid Syndromes and Eye Problems
Learn about a few medical syndromes that may cause secondary eye problems in children.

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