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Pediatric Eye Care Specialist

Suburban Eye Associates

Ophthalmologists & Eye Surgeons located in Philadelphia, Jenkintown, & Huntingdon Valley, PA

If your child experiences vision changes, eye pain, or severe or chronic headaches, the team of highly trained optometrists and ophthalmologists at Suburban Eye Associates in Huntingdon Valley, Jenkintown, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, can help. They offer comprehensive dilated eye exams and numerous pediatric eye care services to restore your child’s vision, eye health, and overall quality of life. Call one of the offices to schedule an appointment for your child today.

Pediatric Eye Care Q&A

What is pediatric eye care?

Pediatric eye care is different from adult eye care because eye disorders that have little effect on adults can lead to life-long problems in children. Poor vision associated with inadequate brain cell stimulation, or lazy eye, is a common problem among children. Seeing an eye doctor you trust, helps prevent serious vision problems and eye disorders. 

What are some pediatric eye problems?

Highly trained experts at Suburban Eye Associates treat the following pediatric eye problems in children of all ages:

  • Lazy eye or crossed eyes
  • Childhood glaucoma
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Blepharitis
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Optic neuritis
  • Styes
  • Keratitis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Refractive errors in children
  • Uveitis
  • Syndromic craniosynostosis

The dedicated multidisciplinary team offers safe, effective care for children at all Suburban Eye Associates locations. Onsite ophthalmic imaging and diagnostic testing improve vision and eye health outcomes in children.

What happens during pediatric eye care appointments?

When your child arrives at an eye appointment, their provider reviews their symptoms and medical history. They complete a dilated eye exam to evaluate eye health and vision tests to screen for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and other vision problems.

Your child’s eye specialist might complete diagnostic testing procedures, such as electroretinogram to measure electrical activity in the eyes, ocular coherence tomography (OCT) to view the retina, ocular ultrasound, topography, and screening for diabetic eye damage or sickle cell disease.

Experts at Suburban Eye Associates use the latest advances in ophthalmology technology and procedures specifically adapted for kids.

Which pediatric eye care treatments are available?

If your child’s provider detects vision issues or problems with eye health, they tailor a treatment plan to your child’s specific needs. Some of the numerous pediatric eye care treatments available at Suburban Eye Associates include:

  • Vision correction with contacts or glasses
  • Eye drops
  • Oral medications
  • Laser treatments
  • Eye surgery

Highly trained specialists offer eye muscle surgery, cataract surgery, retina surgery, and other children’s eye surgeries to straighten the eyes or open blocked tear ducts.

Don't let vision issues or other eye problems negatively affect your child's quality of life or lead to serious complications. Schedule an eye exam with the experts at Suburban Eye Associates by phone today.