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Children’s Vision

Vision is arguably the most important of the five senses; it plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. Yet many parents don’t understand how vision helps their children develop appropriately. The articles below can help.

Q&A with Dr. Dolman

Dr. Dolman Answers Your Eyecare Questions

What are some of the warning signs to look out for to identify a possible vision problem in children?

Children with distance vision blur might squint to try to read from the white/smart board at the front of the class. Children with near vision blur might blink more frequently or rub their eyes to try to clear the reading material. Unfortunately most children with a vision problem will not show any warning signs. That’s why an annual eye exam should be part of every family’s routine.

See here for some more info on children’s vision care.

  • Early professional eye care for children is highly recommended – even before kids start school. Watch this short video to see why.
  • How often should your child's eyes be examined? What's the difference between a school vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam? and more.
  • Knowing the expected milestones of your baby's vision development during their first year of life can ensure your child is seeing properly and enjoying their world to the fullest.
  • Contact lenses offer advantages in the areas of sports and self-esteem. But when is your child old enough for contacts?
  • Certain types of contact lenses and eyeglasses may play a role in slowing the progression of myopia, or nearsightedness.