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April is National and World Autism Awareness Month

About 1 in 54 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder according to estimates from the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Ophthalmological findings have shown that eye disorders are frequently found in children with ASD, especially in those with intellectual disabilities (ID). 

Children with ASD and other known neurodevelopmental disorders have a higher rate of vision problems than those without neurodevelopmental abnormalities and should be directly referred to an eye care specialist for a comprehensive eye examination rather than undergo a vision screening.  When detected early, many vision problems in children can be treated successfully.

Visit the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness to learn more about children’s vision and eye health.

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