Parent/Caregiver Resources

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.

Your Sight

Routine vision screening and/or eye examinations are vitally important to detect problems before a child’s development is compromised.

Understanding children’s vision screening and eye exams

For more information: Developing a Consensus on a Systems-Based Approach to Children’s Vision and Eye Health

Vision Screening Recommendations

Get the information you need to help your child see well to learn and grow.

Your Child’s Sight

The eye is a complex and fascinating part of the human body. Here are some common terms to help you learn more about your eyes and vision.

Glossary of Eye and Vision Terms

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.

Your Child’s Glasses

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.)

Your Child’s Eye Care

Finding Eye Care For Yourself and Your Child (English)

Finding Eye Care For Yourself and Your Child (Spanish)

The Affordable Care Act may have a big impact on your child’s vision.

The Affordable Care Act and Your Child’s Sight

Find out more about common eye problems in adults and children.

Download, read and print eye health and safety fact sheets on children’s vision and eye health.

Eye and Vision Fact Sheets

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.

Small Steps for Big Vision Toolkit