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Life Stages of Vision
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Infant Vision: Birth to 24 Months

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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Children's Vision

Preschool (3-5 Years of Age)
The 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.


School Aged (6-18 Years of Age)
A 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.



Adult Vision

19-40 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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41-60 Years of Age

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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Senior Vision

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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The doctor-reviewed and doctor-approved information presented is by the American Optometric Association (AOA). If you are experiencing any vision or eye problems or have concerns about your eye and/or vision health, please consult a licensed eye-care provider.


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