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Rely on Essentia Health for comprehensive pediatric eye care. Our pediatric eye doctor focuses on complex eye problems in newborns, toddlers, and children, including lazy eye and crossed eyes.
A pediatric ophthalmologist is an eye doctor who has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions in children from birth to adulthood.
Your child should see a pediatric eye doctor if they have:
If your child is healthy and needs a regular eye exam, they should see an optometrist. Optometrists are vision specialists who prescribe glasses and contact lenses.
Child eye exams should start from the time your child is born. Your pediatrician or family medicine doctor will often do simple eye exams. If needed, they’ll refer you to an eye doctor. Ask your child’s primary care doctor what’s best for your child based on their age and health.
Your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist will look for:
Your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist will:
See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.
Our pediatric eye doctor knows there’s an art to getting health information from a child. No matter your child’s age, you’ll find our approach gentle yet thorough. During a typical visit:
It’s common for babies born too early to have a condition called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). This is where there are abnormal blood vessels in the retina. Most babies with ROP don’t need treatment and grow up to have healthy eyes. In extreme cases, babies may need treatment to prevent vision loss. Our pediatric eye doctor is an expert at caring for babies in our newborn intensive care unit who have ROP.
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