Anatomy of the Eye
The structures of the eye include the cornea, iris, pupil, macula, retina, and the optic nerve.
To understand how certain problems can affect your child's vision, it’s important to know how normal vision happens.
Eye Care Specialists
An overview of different eye care specialists and what they do, from ophthalmlogists and optometrists to opticians and ocularists.
Eye disorders in children are either refractive or nonrefractive errors. Refractive errors are caused by the shape of the eye. Nonrefractive errors are caused by disease.
Glasses Can Help Even Young Children
Healthcare providers who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become near- or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.
Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses
A child who needs vision correction may wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Either choice comes in a range of choices.
Preventing Eye Injuries in Children
Children should wear protective eyewear during sports and recreational activities. In the classroom, they should wear eye protection when doing lab experiments.