Good Vision Throughout Life

Infant Vision: Birth to 24 Months of Age

Learn more about Infant VisionBabies learn to see, just like they learn to walk and talk. They are not born with all the visual abilities they need in life.

Healthy eyes and good vision play a critical role in how infants and children learn to see. Eye and vision problems in infants can cause developmental delays.

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The Importance of Nutrition

The Importance of Nutrition

Researchers have linked eye-friendly nutrients such as lutein/zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc to reducing the risk of certain eye diseases, including macular degeneration and cataract formation. For more information on the importance of good nutrition and eye health, please see the diet and nutrition section.

Preschool Vision: 2 to 5 Years of Age

Learn more about Preschool VisionThe preschool years are a time for developing the visual abilities that a child will need in school and throughout his or her life.

Steps taken during these years to help ensure vision is developing normally can provide a child with a good "head start" for school.

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School-aged Vision (6 to 18 years of age)

Learn more about School-aged VisionA child needs many abilities to succeed in school. Good vision is a key. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes.

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Adult Vision (19 to 40 years of age)

Learn more about Adult Vision (19 to 40 years of age)Most adults, aged 19 to 40, enjoy healthy eyes and good vision. The most common eye and vision problems experienced by people in this age group are due to visual stress and eye injuries.

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Adult Vision (41 to 60 years of age)

Learn more about Adult Vision (41 to 60 years)If you are over 40 years of age, you've probably noticed slight changes in your vision. Difficulty seeing clearly for reading and close work is among the most common problems adults develop between ages 41 to 60. However, this is also the time when other changes in your eyes can start to affect your work and enjoyment of life.

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Adult Vision (Over 60 years of age)

Learn more about Adult Vision (Over 60 Years of Age)It’s a fact of life that vision changes occur as you get older. But these changes don’t have to compromise your lifestyle. Knowing what to expect and when to seek professional care are important steps to safeguarding your vision.

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