Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
Preserve Your Child's Vision
Screen your child's vision when they are born and again during infancy, preschool and school years.
Eye exercises and vision therapy won't cure a learning disability.
A Sign of Strabismus?
Are your child's eyes misaligned? She may squint one eye in bright sunlight if it does not look straight ahead.
Children and Contact Lenses
Is your child ready? Ask yourself if he can your follow directions consistently and handle chores independently?
Cellulitis and Surgery
Surgery can lead to cellulitis infection. Follow the instructions your child’s doctor or dentist gave you following surgery.
What Is an Ophthalmologist?
Are You Fit at 40?
A baseline eye exam is recommended at age 40, when the signs of disease and changes in vision may start to occur.
Museum of Vision's Free Curriculum Guides Offer Engaging Teacher Tools for Eye Health and Science Education
As students and teachers head back to the classroom, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and its Museum of Vision invite educators to take advantage of fun, free curriculum to teach children about eye health and the science of vision. The curriculum guides make it easy and fun for teachers to plan their lessons and teach children about their eyes.
The Museum of Vision offers curriculum guides on the following topics:
- Healthy Eyes, Healthy Body will teach children about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for their whole body, including their eyes. This curriculum was created for Let's Move! Museum & Gardens, a national initiative to teach kids about healthy choices.
- Eye Openers: Exploring Optical Illusions helps educators teach basic concepts of vision. It includes activities and handouts for an engaging learning experience.
- Animal Eyes explores the eyes of the animal kingdom. Children will learn how different animals see the world.
- Art and Vision: Seeing in 3-D helps educators teach basic concepts of vision and visual techniques that create the illusion of depth.
Intended for children age 10 to14, each of the curriculum guides can be downloaded from the Museum of Vision Web site free of charge. Learn more about the Museum of Vision's curriculum guides at museumofvision.org/education.