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Pediatric Eye Care

Children are NOT simply small adults:

  • Children have different eye conditions than adults
  • They often have trouble telling us what is bothering them
  • More often than not, a child cannot answer medical questions
  • A child's brain is still developing, particularly the areas involved in vision

A child with a vision problem should see a PEDIATRIC ophthalmologist because these specialists:

  • Have equipment specially designed for use with children
  • Know how to examine and treat children in a way that helps them to relax and cooperate
  • Have arranged and decorated their offices with children in mind, providing a comfortable and non-threatening environment for your child

If your doctor suggests that your child needs an eye exam, a pediatric ophthalmologist, such as Dr. West, has the most comprehensive training and the greatest expertise in dealing with children and treating children's eye conditions.