Eye & Vision Problems

From eye infections to pinkeye, lazy eye to styes, learn what to do if your child is experiencing a problem with his vision, what to do about it, and more.

Pinkeye Symptoms and Treatment

Signs of pinkeye usually include a swollen, red, and watery eye. Learn how to prevent and treat signs of conjunctivitis.

Protect Your Child's Eyesight

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

Common Kids' Eye Problems

These are the vision problems and eye conditions doctors most frequently see in children.

Eye Infection Basics

One in four school-age children has a vision problem that needs correcting, so don't take good eyesight for granted. Read on for the latest information on common infections.

How to Put in Eyedrops

Get step-by-step instructions for administering eyedrops to kids.

Understanding Eye Exams

If you have a child in kindergarten, remember to schedule a vision screening with the eye doctor.

Does Your Child Need an Eye Patch?

Why some kids need an eye patch, and how to get them to actually wear it.

What Is Lazy Eye?

Also known as amblyopia, lazy eye is a common eye problem in children--but it's not so easy to recognize. Read on for the best ways to identify and treat it.

Just Try Not to Smile! Special Glasses Help This Cute Baby See Mom for the First Time

Watch this adorable video of a baby with oculocutaneous albinism see his mom for the first time with the help of special glasses.

Treating Styes

That little lump on your child's eyelid is less scary than it looks. This is how to recognize a stye and help it disappear.

Eyesight Online Resource Guide

Eye problems affect one in 20 preschoolers and one in four school-age kids, and can result in permanent damage if untreated, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The following Web sites will help you assess early on if your child has a vision problem.

Common Vision Problems

Suspecting a vision problem with your child? Our experts make the most common conditions crystal clear.

The Surprising Reason Your Firstborn May Need Glasses

All that extra TLC you're heaping on your firstborn may have a downside: It could impact her vision.

Why This Store Clerk Is the Everyday Hero Special Needs Families Dream Of

When a grocery store clerk graciously helped her blind, autistic daughter through a meltdown, this mom shared her gratitude in a heartfelt Facebook post.

Vision Problems: What is Congenital Ptosis?

Experts explain what congenital ptosis--or drooping of the upper eyelid--is all about.

Safety Check Your Solar Eclipse Plans Here

Here's what you need to know to keep everyone's eyes safe when you take a look at the solar eclipse next week.

First Aid for 5 Common Eye Ouches

Here's how to handle everything from itchy eyes to an eye injury, including what to treat at home and when to go to the hospital.

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