FOR FAMILIES
What Can I Do about Vision Problems?

The best thing you can do is make sure your child’s vision is checked every year as their eyes grow and change. Your child may receive a vision screening in school. You can also talk to your school nurse or family doctor about checking their eyes. The earlier you can catch the issue, the better. If your child has a vision problem, find out from the school nurse or doctor about what to do next. Follow up is very important.

You may already know your child has a vision problem. That is a great first step! Make sure your child gets the care they need so that the problem does not get worse. If your child gets glasses, you can help make sure they know when to wear them and how to take care of them. Explore our materials on how you help keep your child’s eyes healthy and ready to learn below.