Your child’s eye health is of paramount importance and it is best to bring your kids to an ophthalmologist at an early age for a comprehensive examination. Children’s eye care in Ore Valley is provided by Christiane Schoedel, MD a board certified ophthalmologist who provides eye care services for the entire family but has also specialized in pediatric eye care. While everybody should have a comprehensive eye examination from an ophthalmologist every year, it is very important to examine the young child’s eyes. Unfortunately, the youngest members of the family are often the most neglected when it comes to eye examinations with parents relying on pediatricians or school officials to test their young eyes.
Even a young toddler’s eyes should be examined to make sure that the structures are developing normally and that there are no diseases present. Early diagnoses of abnormalities and diseases mean that treatment can begin at an early stage where they are most effective, less invasive and before damage to the eyes occurs. The child’s eye health and vision are crucial to their ability to learn and do well in school. Our children’s eye care in Ore Valley practice’s comprehensive eye exams test visual acuity, eye tracking, and focusing skills, and detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness as well as examining the eyes’ structures and search for any current or developing eye diseases.
Our children’s eye care in Ore Valley office is equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment technology including lasers and digital imaging equipment that can photograph the workings of the parts of the eye. Our doctor is also available to diagnose and treat any injuries or eye emergencies as well as any other conditions in, on or around the eye that arise between the regular comprehensive examinations. For instance, a chalazia is a slowly developing lump that is due to a swelling or blockage of an oil gland on the eyelid. While chalazia is usually associated with adults over 50, children can get them, our doctor will diagnose the chalazia and provide treatment. Don’t neglect your children’s eyes call our practice for an appointment to have them examined by a pediatric ophthalmology specialist.Share