Pediatric Ophthalmology


Pediatric Ophthalmology

At Country Hills Eye Center, we offer superior vision care for children. As your trusted Ogden pediatric ophthalmologists, we are committed to providing the best vision care for children and teens. It is vital that your child have an annual eye exam to ensure the health of their eyes and to discover any issue early.  

Common Vision Problems 

The most common vision problems we see in children and teens include:


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


This condition is also known as farsightedness when close objects appear blurry. Hyperopia is most common in children, and it can improve as a person ages.


This is an irregular curvature on the cornea, which is the front surface of the eye, which causes a person's vision to be blurred at all distances.

All of these conditions can be easily treated with glasses or contacts.

Vision Care For Children 

From infancy to their teenage years, your child's vision should be monitored regularly. 

Infants and 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. Their visual function should then be monitored by your child's pediatrician during well-child exams at their two, four, and six-month check-ups. At three years of age (and annually after five years of age), your child should be screened for amblyopia, which is poor vision in an otherwise normal-appearing eye, as well as refractive and alignment screenings. 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, or they may not like the look of glasses. Other teens love trendy styles and name brand glasses. The best form of treatment depends on the teenager and their lifestyle. 

Schedule Your Ogden, Utah Ophthalmology Appointment Today!

Our pediatric ophthalmologists specialize in working with children and teens. During the exam, we can answer all of the questions you and your child may have. Contact us to make an appointment, or you can also make an appointment online. We look forward to helping you maintain healthy vision.

Thank you for trusting us with your vision care.