Protect Your Child's Eyesight

Give your child a healthy outlook by helping to prevent vision loss.

Cause for Concern

Nearly one in 20 preschoolers and one in four school-age children have an eye problem that, if untreated, could result in permanent vision loss, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). But take heart: Many eye problems can be fixed if they are detected early enough and treated correctly. You can help protect your child's sight by being on the lookout for any signs of a problem. Contact your child's doctor if you observe any of these symptoms:

  • Crossed eyes
  • Squinting
  • Chronic headache
  • Child frequently rubs eye or eyes
  • Inability to differentiate among different colors
  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Discoloration of the eye or the pupil
  • Swelling, itchiness
  • Watery eyes or redness
  • Unequal pupils
  • Discharge or excessive tearing

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