Pediatric Ophthalmology


Infants/ Children

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that the first vision screening be conducted for a newborn prior to being discharged from the hospital. Visual function will be monitored by your child’s pediatrician during well-child exams (usually at two, four and six months of age). If there are any signs of an eye condition, your child may be referred to an ophthalmologist. Beginning at three years of age (and yearly after five years of age), amblyopia (poor vision in an otherwise normal appearing eye), refractive and alignment screenings should take place. If you notice any signs of decreased vision or misalignment of the eye, please contact your ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination.


During the teen years the first signs of inability to see at distances begin causing problems in the classroom. Most vision problems are very easily corrected with contact lenses or glasses. There are benefits to having contact lenses over glasses and vice versa. Active teenagers may not want to wear glasses. Other teens may not like the look of glasses. Some teens may not want to worry with contact lenses. Glasses come in many trendy styles and name brand frames are available. The best form of treatment depends on the teenager and their lifestyle. For this reason there are several treatment options available to teenagers.

Common Vision Problems


Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, myopia is when distant objects appear blurry. The condition is inherited and usually discovered in childhood. As a person ages, myopia can progress, requiring a stronger prescription to correct vision.


Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, hyperopia is when close objects appear blurry. Hyperopia is most common in children. It can improve as a person ages.


Astigmatism is an irregular curvature on the cornea (front surface of the eye) which causes a person’s vision to be blurred at all distances.

Treatment Options

  • Contacts
  • Glasses
  • Prescription Sunglasses

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