Facts about vision problems:
- About 5 to 10 percent of preschoolers have vision problems.
- About 25 percent of school-aged children have vision problems.
- Without proper screening, vision problems may not be noticed.
Risk factors for having problems with vision:The following are some of the risk factors that may increase your child's chances for having some problems with his/her vision:
- maternal infections while pregnant
- heart disease in the infant
- any problems with the actual structure of the eye that the child is born with
- family history of problems with vision
- hearing problems
- premature infant
- trauma to the eye
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Age-Appropriate Vision Milestones
Eye Examinations and Visual Screening
Types of Visual Screening Tests
Problems With Vision
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