Children's Health and Wellness

Vision Screening for Preschoolers

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says that all children under age 5 should be screened for vision problems. These problems include lazy eye, crossed eyes and near- and farsightedness. Screening tests done by a primary care physician can detect these vision problems so they can be corrected early.

Print Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Online Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Forcehttp://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstfix.htm
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 3/17/2005
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