The eyes of children

The children's vision information portal

Even if they cannot see well, children rarely complain about a problem with their sight. That makes early detection very important, because if eye problems are not corrected, they can lead to permanent vision loss.

Symptoms

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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FAQ

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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