When to See a Pediatric Ophthalmologist

When to see a pediatric ophthalmologistEven when vision problems are just one part of a health condition, pediatric ophthalmology can play a role in helping kids reach their maximum potential. The information below will outline when to see a pediatric ophthalmologist.

From young children who can’t express what they see, to those getting their first pair of eyeglasses, we dedicate ourselves to specialized eye care needs of children. Our pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Shafran, will help your child achieve the best possible vision with routine exams and particular care such as:

  • infant, children, and teen eye exams
  • pediatric vision screenings
  • sickle cell disease, diabetes, retinopathy prematurity, eye care for other related conditions

Why Should You Bring Your Child to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist at Corrective Eye Center?
If your child fails a vision screening or does not meet the expected criteria, your family’s primary care doctor, or pediatrician will refer you to a specialist for a comprehensive pediatric eye exam.

Pediatric eye problems can be extremely different from those of adults, as children’s eyes are still developing.

It’s extremely important to have pediatric eye problems evaluated early and treated promptly. If left untreated childhood eye disorders can lead to long-term vision problems.

When Should Your Child Have a Pediatric Vision Screening?
Nemours pediatric ophthalmologists encourage early screenings by your child’s primary care doctor at the newborn visit and at all well-child visits.

In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology all recommend that your child’s eyes be examined at regularly.

Why? Early detection and treatment of eye disorders play a big role in pediatric ophthalmology leading to more successful treatments and better outcomes that are important in maintaining your child’s vision.

Schedule an appointment with our Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Dr. Shafran, today! Call (216) 574-8900 or simply click here to use our online scheduler.