Most vision problems are caused by an incorrect shape of the eye, or the clear covering of the eye. These problems include:
Other problems include:
Your child may have a vision problem if he often:
During regular well baby exams, from birth to 2 years of age, your child's healthcare provider will check for eye problems. Any child who fails a school vision test should have a complete eye exam as soon as possible. If you or your healthcare provider think there could be a problem, your child may need to see an eye specialist. There are 3 kinds of eye specialists:
Having your child's vision checked is especially important if someone in your family has had vision problems.
Treatment depends on the type of vision problem your child has. Possible treatments include:
Ask your healthcare provider how to take care of your child's eyes at home.
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