Eye exams by your child’s doctor are an important way to identify problems with your child’s vision. Problems that are found early have a better chance of being treated successfully. Read on for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about your child’s vision, including signs of vision problems and information on various eye conditions.

A baby’s vision develops quickly during the first year of life.

Keep in mind that each child’s vision develops at his or her own rate, but the overall pattern of development is the same. Because a baby’s vision develops quickly during the first year of life, your child’s doctor will check your baby’s eyes at each well-child visit. Even after the first year, regular eye exams by your child’s doctor are important to identify problems that may arise later in childhood.

Vision screening is a very important way to identify vision problems. During an exam,...

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