(From the AAP Policy Statement ‘Eye Examinations in Infants, Children, and Young Adults’)
- Take a history of parental observations and concerns.
- Take a family history of eye problems.
- Take a history of risk factors for eye and vision disorders
Questions might include:
- Does your child seem to see well?
- Does your child hold objects close to his/her face when trying to focus?
- Do your child’s eyes appear straight or do they seem to cross or drift or seem lazy?
- Do your child’s eyes appear unusual?
- Do your child’s eyelids droop or does one eyelid tend to close?
- Have your child’s eyes ever been injured?
- Has anyone in your family needed glasses at an early age?