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What are some basic facts about children's eye health?

Alison E. Smith, MD
Ophthalmology
In this video, topics of adolescent eye health are discussed, including lazy eye, cataracts, and sitting close to the TV. Learn some basics of children's eye health in this video, shared by Alison Smith, MD, pediatric ophthalmologist at Greenville Health System.
All children should have their vision checked at 3 and 6 years of age regardless of their eye health. If there are any concerns about vision your doctor may perform an eye exam at any time and may refer the child to an optometrist or ophthalmologist. All eye pain and/or injury should be evaluated by a doctor. Children should wear protective eyewear for all contact sports and hobbies or activities -- such as woodworking, metalworking and yardwork -- that put the eyes at risk.

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