Children's Eye Health Fundamentals
- Normal Vision Development
- Refractive Errors in Children
- Common Childhood Eye Conditions
- Kids' Eye Injuries
- Learning Disabilities and Vision
- Kids' Vision Screening Recommendations
- Time Outdoors Reduces Nearsightedness
- Diagnosing Children's Eye Problems from Photographs
- Children's Eye Health and the U.S. Affordable Care Act
- Eye Health Tips for College Students
Babies, children and teenagers have different eye health needs than adults. Some problems, like amblyopia, that can be treated in babies and young children, become irreversible once a child is older. Once a child's best eyesight is established, it's crucial to protect their sight from injury, bad habits like smoking or other poor choices.
Browse Children's Eye Health Fundamentals to learn what doctors recommend for your kids' eyes. Check out Eye Health Questions & Answers to see what other parents are talking about.
Eye Health Questions & Answers for Babies, Children & Teenagers
- Are pink eye and conjunctivitis the same thing?
- Are there any possible visual or eye-related side effects or risks associated with Vyvanse® for ADHD?
- Can a 17-year-boy have retina swelling?
- Can a child be born with a macular hole?
- Can glasses or strabismus make ocular dominance testing inaccurate?
- Can I do something to control the progression of my son's myopia?
- Can I use Visine on my 5-year-old?
- Can my premature daughter's pseudomonas infection spread to her other eye?
Featured Children's Eye Health Story
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