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Eye Care for Babies, Kids and Teens

All in the Family? A Primer on Genes and Vision Problems
Will your child need glasses just like mom? Genes can play a big role in vision problems, but they’re not the only player. A pediatric eye care expert weighs in on the subject.

Annual Eye Exams for Children: As Important as Visits to Pediatricians
Young children’s eyes need to be examined for proper development, as well as for early detection of possible vision issues that could impair eyesight for life.

Baby Steps: Make Sure Some of Them Are to the Eye Doctor
Did you know that children should have their first eye exam before they can even walk? That’s right, babies should have their eyes checked at a mere 6-months of age. Experts share why.

Computer Vision Syndrome: Kids, Computers and Digital Eye Damage
In today's digital age, Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is becoming a bigger threat, especially to students. Learning how to protect students from the condition is crucial to their eye health and academic success.

Eye Exam Leads to Life-Saving Diagnosis for Little Boy
Could a routine eye exam reveal something even a brain scan missed? This one did. The results? A healthy, happy nine-year-old boy with a renewed promise for a healthy life.

Getting Kids Ready for Their Eye Doctor Visit
If you do your homework, your children may actually look forward to their eye exam. Learn what you can do as a parent to help your children enjoy trips to the eye doctor.

Toy Shopping 101: Tips for Playing it Safe
Unsafe toys are the most common cause of eye injury among children. Use these strategies and ideas to protect your kid's vision.

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How to Tell if Your Child Needs Glasses
Kids may not know that they have vision problems so there are some symptoms you can watch for that tell you your child may need eye glasses.

How Young is Too Young to Get Contacts?
Are contact lenses right for your child? Get information from a VSP doctor to help you decide when the time's right for your child to start wearing contacts.

Will My Baby Inherit My Color Blindness?
Heredity is the most common reason for colorblindness. An eye exam for your child can help identify color blindness and prevent problems in school.

Lengthen the Life of Your Kid's Glasses
Children are notorious for breaking or losing their glasses. These four easy tips will help to prolong the life of your child's eyeglasses.

School-Age Kids Need More Than Vision Screenings
10 million kids in America have vision problems that traditional school vision screening can overlook. An eye care expert shares advice for parents.

Understanding Your Baby’s Vision Development
Your baby's vision develops quickly over the span of 12 months. Find out how you can keep track of your baby's progress from birth to first birthday.