Children’s Eye Health and Safety


Through a Child’s Eyes


What are some practical things you can do for children’s eye safety? One thing is schedule an eye exam for your child. We normally think of vision declining in adulthood. But congenital conditions can develop much earlier. This impairs learning and may be a reason for low grades. Your child’s eye doctor can help detect refractive errors such as near­sighted­ness, far­sighted­ness and astigmatism as well as the following diseases:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid)
  • Color deficiency (color blindness)

Telltale signs of vision problems are squinting, headaches, lack of concentration or reading comprehension. Remote learning involves more screen time. Staring at the light they emit may require eyeglasses with special filters to reduce eye strain.

Eye care professionals—optometrists or ophthalmologists—can display eye charts that display eye anatomy and physiology. Disorders of the Eye illustrates glaucoma, melanoma, diabetic retino­pathy, macular degenera­tion, blepharitis, conjunc­ti­vitis, exotropia and esotropia (strabismus). View available posters, including one for pediatrics, within the Vision collection.

To support the writing of useful articles about vision, ClinicalPosters sells human anatomy charts, scientific posters and other products online. You may sponsor specific articles, remit a small donation, or leave an encourag­ing comment to keep the work going.

  1. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.
Updated: Nov 22, 2022

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