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Your child's doctor will do an eye exam. If the exam shows that your child has poor vision in one eye, the doctor may diagnose amblyopia after ruling out other causes.
To help make the diagnosis, the doctor will ask about symptoms, any family members who have had vision problems, other possible risk factors such as low birth weight, and whether your child has trouble reading, seeing the board in school, or watching TV.
Experts recommend that children have regular eye exams. Vision tests may also be done to look for amblyopia. If you have concerns about your child's eyes or vision, call your child's doctor, or take him or her to an eye doctor.