Eye exams are important for measuring your child's overall growth.
Because eye problems usually don't hurt, and aren't always obvious, you may not know if your child has a problem.
The most common vision disorders among children are:
Glasses and contact lenses correct for refractive error by offsetting the error.
Your child's pediatrician or family practice provider will check your child's eyes at each well check.
If you have concerns about your child's eyes, talk with your health care provider. He or she can refer you to an eye specialist if needed.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic