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. Infants with eye and vision problems can have developmental delays.

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Preschool vision: 2 to 5 Years of Age

Learn more about Preschool VisionIn the preschool years, children develop the visual abilities they will need throughout school and life. Ensuring that vision is developing normally can provide a good head start for school.

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School-age vision: 6 to 18 years of age

Learn more about School-aged VisionA good education starts with good vision. Your child's eyes are constantly in use in the classroom and at play. So when vision is not at its best, learning and recreational activities suffer. There are things you can do to be certain your child's vision is ready for school each year and visual stress of schoolwork is minimized.

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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 in this age range enjoy healthy eyes and good vision. The most common eye and vision problems 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)Difficulty seeing clearly for reading and close work is among the most common problems adults develop between these ages. Also, other changes in the eyes can start to affect 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)Vision changes as you get older, but these changes don't have to compromise your lifestyle. Knowing what to expect and when to seek professional care can help you safeguard your vision.

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The importance of nutrition

The importance of nutritionResearchers 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.

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