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    1. Eye and Vision Tests for Children and Teens - Topic Overview

      All children Use the guidelines below to schedule routine vision checks and eye exams with your pediatrician or family doctor. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO) recommend that all children have an eye exam during the newborn period and again at all routine well-child visits.1The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening (tests) to detect lazy eye (amblyopia), misaligned eyes (strabismus), and defects in visual acuity in children between the ages of 3 and 5 years.2The AAP recommends that vision screening start around age 3 and occur each year at ages 4, 5, and 6. After that, screening should occur at ages 8, 10, 12, 15, and 18.3 The AAO recommends that vision screening start around age 3 and occur each year at ages 4 and 5. After age 5, the AAO recommends screening every 1 to 2 years.4Eye exams by a specialist (an ophthalmologist or optometrist) are recommended if a child of any age has: A family history

    2. Detecting Eye Diseases and Conditions

      Learn more from WebMD about common eye diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and more.

    3. LASEK Eye Surgery

      WebMD looks at LASEK eye surgery, including its advantages and disadvantages and side effects.

    4. Your Eyes and Iritis

      Iritis is a painful inflammation of the iris of the eye. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

    5. Premature Babies and Eye Problems

      Premature babies have a higher risk for certain eye problems, including retinopathy of prematurity and strabismus, where the eyes do not align.

    6. An Overview of Refractive and Laser Eye Surgery

      Information on various types of refractive and laser eye surgery to correct vision problems.

    7. Pink Eye

      Pinkeye -- also called conjunctivitis -- is an uncomfortable inflammation of the eye. Find out more about its causes, symptom, treatment, and prevention.

    8. Eye Health Resources

      WebMD gives you a list of resources for information about eye health and certain eye-related conditions like glaucoma and diabetes.

    9. Eye Twitching

      WebMD explains the causes and treatments of eye twitching.

    10. Children and Contact Lenses

      Kids as young as 8 years old could benefit from wearing contact lenses. Could they work for your child?

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