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.1
Eye fatigue or eye strain is a common and annoying condition. The symptoms include tired, itching, and burning eyes.
Eye fatigue is rarely a serious condition. Common sense precautions at home, work, and outdoors may help prevent or reduce eye fatigue.
But sometimes eye fatigue is a sign of an underlying condition that may need medical treatment. If eyefatigue persists despite taking simple precautions, see your doctor. This is especially important if your eye fatigue is associated wit...
Children who have refractive errors or have a disease that affects the eyes
Children and teens with a disease that affects the eyes can follow the eye exam and vision testing schedule for all children. It's best that they see an eye doctor (specialist) for their eye care.
At least once a year, most eye doctors want to check the vision of children and teens that have refractive errors that impact their sight. If nearsightedness is severe or quickly gets worse in a child, he or she will need exams more often.
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September 09, 2014
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