Children's Vision: What Parents
Need to Know
Written by experts in children's vision, this collection of articles guides you through essential information about your child's vision and eye health.
Browse the list of articles below, or read our Doctor Q&A on children's vision problems.
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Does Your Baby Have Congenital Cataracts?
Not all congenital cataracts require surgery, but some do. Learn what you can do if your child was born with cataracts.
Infographic: What You Should Know If Your Child Is Nearsighted
This shareable infographic shows why some kids develop myopia, why it's a big problem and how you can help stop it.
What Causes Myopia (Nearsightedness)?
What you should know about the causes and risk factors of childhood myopia.
The Danger of Myopia Progression
Why you should be concerned if your child is getting more nearsighted year after year and what you can do about it.
Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Amblyopia (or "lazy eye") is a vision development problem in infants and young children that can lead to permanent vision loss. Learn the symptoms, causes and treatments.
Children's Vision Problems Eye Doctor Q&A
Questions about children's vision problems are answered by eye doctors on AllAboutVision.com's Editorial Advisory Board.
Vision Problems of Preschool Children
Learn the warning signs of a preschool vision problem. Also, when to schedule your child's first eye exam.
Vision Problems of Schoolchildren
Up to 25 percent of schoolchildren may have vision problems that can affect their ability to learn. Read how to keep your child from being in this group.
Teen Vision: Time for Contacts?
A brief primer on what you should know when your teen wants to start wearing contact lenses.
Learning-Related Vision Problems
Does your child avoid reading? Is he struggling in school? Find out if an undetected learning-related vision problem is to blame.
Stargardt's Disease and Children
This inherited form of macular degeneration can cause central vision loss in children, who may need special instruction in how to use low vision aids.
Toys and Eye Safety
Which toys are eye-safe and which are better to avoid.
Toys to Avoid to Keep Your Child's Eyes Safe
Dr. Heiting names six types of toys that pose a high risk of children's eye injuries.
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CRT Contact Lenses for Children with Myopia - Sponsored Section
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Eyeglasses for Kids
How you and your child can choose eyeglass frames that will hold up during playtime.
Protective Eyewear for Kids
Are your children wearing protective eyewear for sports and other activities? Read why they should.
10 Tips for Buying Kids' Eyewear
Learn to make smarter choices about frames and lenses for your children.
[Page updated March 2015]