• Children born prematurely, or who have developmental delay or other special needs, are more likely to have vision problems.
  • The FIRST STEP in vision care is a comprehensive eye exam. Vision disorders are the most common disabling condition of childhood.
  • Children with vision problems may not complain that it is hard  to see because they do not know what normal vision is.
  • Eye examinations are often the only way for parents and others to understand how well a child sees.
  • Many children with vision problems are undiagnosed and untreated; some  untreated vision conditions will lead to permanent vision loss.

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Taking Action: The Massachusetts Preschool Vision Law  states that children with Neurodevelopmental delay, and are referred for a comprehensive eye exam by an ophthalmologist  or optometrist.

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RESOURCES

Vision Problems Signs and Symptoms

Eye Doctors in Massachusetts Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disability

Vision and Vision Loss Resources for Students

Perkins School for Blind: Infant-Toddler Referral Form

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MCPHS Eye and Vision Center- Vision clinic for children with developmental disabilities 

10 Lincoln Square in Worcester, MA

For appointment 855.393.2687 or 508.373.5830

Cortical Visual Impairment

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