Common reasons to see a Pediatric Ophthalmologist:

  • Routine school eye exam
  • Failed school vision test
  • Vision evaluation from birth to 17 years old
  • Need for glasses
  • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (chronic tearing)
  • Strabismus (misaligned eyes)
  • Eye conditions related to premature birth, including evaluation for retinopathy of prematurity
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Ptosis (droopy lid)
  • Congenital cataracts
  • Chalazion/Hordeolum (stye)
  • Dermoid cysts
  • Learning disorders


For further information regarding pediatric eye care issues, go to

(CLIK HERE) Eye Muscle Problems in Children and Adults: A Guide to Understanding by Burton J. Kushner, MD