When to seek medical advice

Seek prompt medical care if your child has an eye injury or experiences sudden vision changes accompanied by:

  • Severe eye pain or irritation
  • Swelling or redness in or around the eyes
  • Discharge of blood or pus from the eyes
  • Unequal pupil sizes
  • Problems with eye movement

See a specialist in vision problems (optometrist or ophthalmologist) if your child experiences any vision problems that impair his or her ability to read or write comfortably or participate in everyday activities.

Vision problems

Find possible causes of vision problems based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your symptom.

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