Should Parents Test Their Child’s Eyesight at Home?

Prevent Blindness does NOT recommend that you try to test your child's near vision or distance vision at home. If you think you have a vision problem, see an eye doctor (an optometrist or ophthalmologist) who can diagnose and treat vision problems. Vision loss can often be prevented when eye disease is found and treated early. Parents are the key to ensuring healthy vision for their children. But as a parent, you should not take on the role of vision screener or health care provider.  Connect with the professionals who are trained and ready to meet your child’s vision health needs. 

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