by Dr. Joseph Kahn, Mercy Kids president and pediatrician with more than 25 years experience.
In addition to looking for these normal developmental milestones, it’s also important keep an eye out (see what I did there?) for warning signs of vision problems. Let your doctor know if:
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology both recommend a thorough exam by your pediatricians at birth and during all well child check-ups. Starting no later than the age of 3, and sooner depending on your child and his cooperation level, automatic photo refraction screening devices can be used to detect potential vision problems.
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