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(From the AAP Policy Statement ‘Eye Examinations in Infants, Children, and Young Adults’)

  1.    Take a history of parental observations and concerns.
  2.    Take a family history of eye problems.
  3.    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?