Pediatric Ophthalmologists

Kids are not just small adults. They cannot always say what is bothering them. They cannot always answer medical questions and are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a medical inspection. Pediatric ophthalmologists know how to study and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative. In addition, pediatric ophthalmologists use equipment specially designed for children. Most pediatric ophthalmologists’ offices are arranged and decorated with children in mind. 

Pediatric ophthalmologists can diagnose, treat, and manage all children’s eye problems. Pediatric ophthalmologists generally provide the following services: 

  • Eye exams 
  • Perform surgery, microsurgery, and laser surgery
  • Diagnose problems of the eye caused by diseases of the body such as diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and other medical and neurological diseases 
  • Diagnose visual processing disorders 
  • Care for eye injuries 
  • Prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses