Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of kids' development. Their eyes should be examined regularly, as many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early. Be sure to make vision care and eye exams are a part of your child's routine and medical care.
Routine medical exams for kids' vision include:
Signs that a child may have vision problems include:
In school-age children, other signs to watch for include:
Watch your child for signs of poor vision or crossed eyes. If you notice any eye problems, have your child examined right away so that the problem doesn't become permanent. If caught early, eye conditions often can be corrected.