Pediatric Eye Care in Illinois
Many children experience the same vision problems as adults, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, as well as congenital vision conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes), which can significantly affect proper vision development. Young children may be unaware of the fact that they are experiencing abnormal vision, which is why regular exams and early detection are essential in maintaining healthy eyes for your child.
We provide specialized pediatric eye care services that focus on ensuring that your child maintains clear, strong vision as they grow. Our doctors are highly trained and experienced in the special needs of pediatric eye conditions and offer patients the skill and reliability to effectively treat these conditions.
When Should Your Child Have Their First Eye Exam?
Children should have their first eye exam at about age two, although it's never too early to test a child's vision and eye health. Comprehensive eye exams are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems, injury and disease. Early detection allows for treatment to begin before the child experiences difficulty in school due to poor vision, or before any permanent damage has been done to the eye(s). Pediatric eye exams test visual acuity, eye tracking, and focusing skills, and detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness, and should be performed on a yearly basis.
Treatment of Pediatric Eye Conditions
Any vision or eye health problems detected are treated by our experienced team of doctors using safe, minimally invasive techniques that take into account the special needs of developing eyes. Treatment for pediatric vision conditions may include glasses to improve focusing or eye exercises to correct improper vision habits. More serious conditions affecting the health of the eye, such as glaucoma, cataracts or retinopathy or prematurity, may require medical or surgical treatment approaches.
We strive to provide the highest quality of care so that your child can achieve optimal vision and eye health that does not affect their school work or other everyday activities. Your child's doctor will develop a customized treatment plan based on the patient's individual condition.
**All minors must be supervised by an adult. For your safety all patients including children must wear shoes in a medical facility.**
Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about eye care for children, be sure to contact us and set up a pediatric eye exam with one of our experienced physicians. Call 1.800.344.7058 for our Illinois location or 1.877.269.4545 for our Missouri location. Or, fill out our online contact form. We look forward to serving you!