Children's Vision

The vision of a child determines their vision as adults. During childhood, the retina, vision processing center of the brain, and the muscles controlling eye movements are in critical periods of development.

Once these development "windows" have passed, certain aspects of vision become difficult or impossible to aquire. For example, our ability to see in 3D depends on our eyes working together. If an eye turn, which prevents this eye teamwork, occurs during the development of the 3D vision center of the brain, a child may never aquire 3D vision, also called steriopsis. Lack of proper nutrition during a critical window of development can cause a variety of deficiencies, such as poor ability to move the eyes accurately during reading, or inability to achieve 20/20 vision.

An underdeveloped visual system places children at increased risk of reading difficulties in school, and poor hand-eye coordination in sports, among other things.

For reasons such as these, Dr Jared Kellar and Clear View Eye Clinic consider the visual development of children to be one of the most important categories of vision care.

The articles below will allow you to further explore Children's Vision:

Children's Eye Exams

Your Infant's Visual Development

Pre-School Children's Vision

School-Aged Children's Vision