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The Eyes of Children

Children's Vision Information Portal

Even if they have eyesight problems, children rarely complain about their vision. Early detection is important, because if eye disorders are not corrected, they can lead to permanent vision loss.

Parents are the first to be able to detect a vision abnormality in their child. On this site, we therefore outline all the warning signs of a possible visual pathology. Our eye health specialists answer common questions, describe the visual disorders frequently encountered in childhood and give advice on available treatments.


How can you recognise a vision problem in a child?

If you notice any of the following symptoms, consult your paediatrician or an ophthalmologist (who works with an orthoptist, if possible).

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Eye diseases

Children’s eyes can be affected by different visual problems. To find out more, click on one of the diseases below or contact your paediatrician or ophthalmologist.

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Visual tests

A simple preliminary eyesight test to be performed on babies or older children in order to detect a difference in vision between the two eyes. It’s easy and fun, and what’s more it really matters! Download the visual test.

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Children's vision

How does my three months old baby see? Find out more about your child's vision development from birth to school age. We also explain how to choose glasses and protect them from sunlight.

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Our specialists support you and provide you with the latest research in the field of paediatric ophthalmology. Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.

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Here, you can discover in particular

  • When to see a doctor if an eye symptom appears that warrants an ophthalmological examination: headaches, poor near vision, visual fatigue, discomfort in bright light, etc.
  • The family history deserves special attention in order to detect a possible visual disorder
  • A simple eye test to perform at home for a first screening of eye disorders
  • An explanation of each stage of visual development: from blurred vision in black and white to its complete development
  • A reminder on the importance of binocular vision and the risks associated with amblyopia
  • Some illustrated examples of common vision problems: myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, strabismus and cataracts
  • Advice for children who need optical corrective glasses, and how to protect the eyes from the sun