Take care of your own eyes as well as your children’s eyes.
This page links to eye and vision resources for parents and caregivers.
Find the information you need to take care of your, and your family’s vision for life. if you know someone who has a vision problem, or you think may have a vision problem, please share this website with them.
Routine vision screening and/or eye examinations are vitally important to detect problems before a child’s development is compromised.
For more information: Developing a Consensus on a Systems-Based Approach to Children’s Vision and Eye Health
What Happens at an Optometrist Appointment
What to Expect at the Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Whether your child’s glasses are for close up or distance vision, it’s important that he or she wear them exactly as prescribed by the eye doctor. You may want to tell your child’s teachers or other adult guardians that your child needs glasses to see well and should be wearing them at school or away from home.
All children, even those with no signs of trouble, should have their eyes checked at regular intervals. Any child who experiences vision problems or shows symptoms of eye trouble should receive a comprehensive eye exam by an eye doctor (an optometrist or an ophthalmologist.)
The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness partnered with the National Head Start Association to create an online resource – Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers – to provide parents and caregivers with the information, suggested actions, and assistance they need to be empowered partners in their children’s vision and eye health, and to care for their own vision and eye health.