Children's Eye Diseases


Eye problems in children may be hard to detect because children assume their vision is normal and usually don't complain even problems are present.

The best way to ensure that a child develops normal with healthy vision is through routine, professional eye examinations starting shortly after birth, at six months of age, then again before entering school (age four or five) and periodically throughout the school years.

The pediatric eye examination evaluates a range of visual skills including close-up and distance visual acuity, the ability to use the eyes together, eye tracking and fixation skills, depth perception and color vision. Since many vision problems begin at an early age, it is important that they are diagnosed and that children receive proper eye care. Most eye problems can be treated successfully if they are detected early.

If left untreated, many problems will get worse and prevent a child from developing good and healthy vision.