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Children’s Vision Resources for Parents

Children’s Vision

It is not always easy to detect if a child has a vision problem. Up to 1 in 17 young children, 1 in 5 preschool-aged children enrolled in Head Start, and 1 in 4 school-aged children has a vision problem that might otherwise go undiagnosed.  Sometimes children have trouble seeing and don’t even realize they are seeing the world differently than others. Healthy vision is important for learning and success in school. Vision problems can make it hard for children to read and learn, and unfortunately, many fall behind in school or show behavioral problems.


Answers to Common Parent Questions

Vision Milestones:
To help you ensure that your baby has healthy vision during the first 12 months, follow along with these Vision Milestones.

Vision Milestones Birth – 3 Months

Vision Milestones 4 Months – 7 Months

Vision Milestones 8 Months – 12 Months

How to Make an Eye Doctor Appointment
Wondering how to make an eye doctor appointment for your child. Click the link below to check out our helpful graph.

Common Vision Problems in Children

Learn about five common vision problems for children: myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, strabismus, and amblyopia.

Click here to learn how to protect yours and your child’s vision health by following the simple steps of limiting screen time use and getting outside!

Healthy Contact Lens Habits
While contact lenses can be easy and convenient, it is important for those that wear them to use them properly and take care of their eyes.

Parent’s Guide to Moderate Electronic Use

A guide for parents and caregivers on how to best use technology in your home.