While the eye's greatest physical development occurs during the first year of life, your child's eye development continues throughout childhood. Eye muscles strengthen, and nerve connections multiply. You can help this process by supplying plenty of visual stimulation for your child.
How Can I Protect My Child’s Vision?
The single best way to protect your child's vision is through regular, professional eye examinations. This is important, as poor eyesight can affect everything from learning ability and athletic performance to self-esteem. And untreated eye conditions can worsen, leading to more serious problems.
What Types of Foods Are Good for My Child’s Eyesight?
A balanced diet can make an important difference in the quality of your child's eyesight. When meals are rich in vitamins and minerals, they help eyes develop in a healthy way. Learn more about eye health.
What About Eye Safety?
Most accidents happen at home. But that doesn't mean you can forget about eye safety when you leave the house. Eye safety is important at all times. And because it’s difficult to assess the severity of an eye injury, if your child’s eye is injured, seek immediate, professional medical attention.