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Visual Screening and Eye Examinations

Newborn babies arrive equipped with wonderful abilities to see and hear. Although their vision is not as sharp as that of an adult, newborn babies show responses to adult faces in the earliest days of life. Babies also have remarkable responses to sounds. They startle with loud noises and become quiet to the mother's voice.

Sometimes, babies have problems with vision. These problems may be due to a birth defect, or may be caused by the effects of prematurity, neurological problems, genetic disorders, and/or other diseases.

Since many eye problems occur at an early age, it is important that your child receives proper eye care (eye examinations and visual screening tests). Vision problems can lead to visual loss, developmental problems, and learning disabilities. Monitoring your child's ability to see is an important part of the health of your growing child.

Risk factors for having problems with vision:

The following are some of the risk factors that may increase your child's risk of having some problems with his/her vision:

Listed in the directory below you will find some additional information regarding your child's vision, for which we have provided a brief overview.

If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Eye Care Online Resources page in this Web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.


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