A child’s vision should be top priority in his or her early life development. At Progressive Vision Institute, we take the necessary care to ensure healthy eye development in children. PVI provides comprehensive eye examinations even as early as at birth and throughout your child’s life. Examinations are important to detect “lazy eye,” strabismus, amblyopia, congenital cataracts, and other ocular manifestations or complications associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes, juvenile arthritis, genetic abnormalities, neurological disorders, and prematurity.
A pediatric ophthalmologist has additional expertise in examining children, especially preschool aged children, children with developmental delays, and autistic patients. Surgical procedures can be performed to correct misaligned eyes in both children and adults and to treat congenital nasolacrimal duct obstructions (blocked tear ducts). In addition to being qualified to perform complex surgery, a pediatric ophthalmologist can manage children’s eye problems using glasses and medications. With early diagnosis, good vision can develop and be maintained.