Pediatric Eyecare

Eye exams are important from an early age. The first eye exam should be performed by a pediatrician in the first 3 months of life. Eye exams are recommended next at 1 year and then every 2 years by the pediatrician. Should a visual disturbance be detected, additional evaluation by a pediatric ophthalmologist is recommended. In-school screenings, while serving an important purpose, are not a substitute for an eye exam.

Dr. Deborah Zuckerman is a fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist and board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmlogy.

The Pediatric Eye Exam

During a pediatric eye exam at Burlington Eye Associates, our physicians provide your child with a thorough examination. The exam includes testing for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, amblyopia, strabismus, and other factors that involve the health of the eye.

Eye exams are recommended in children who show physical signs of poor visual acuity, including:

  • Eyes that cross, turn outward or do not align
  • Excessively large or small pupils
  • Eyes that wander randomly or shake

Behavior signs of poor visual acuity in children include:

  •  Turning or tilting head while viewing an object
  •  Closing or squinting eyes
  •  Rubbing or poking eyes
  • Inability to make eye contact
  • Noticeable delays in developmental milestones, such as crawling, sitting or reaching

Childhood Eye Disorders:

  • Amblyopia or “lazy eye”: Unequal vision between the eyes even with corrective measures
  • Leukocoria: White spot in the pupil
  • Congenital glaucoma: Light sensitivity and enlargement of the cornea
  • Conjunctivitis or “pinkeye”: Infection of the conjunctiva
  • Nystagmus: Rapid involuntary eye movements
  • Strabismus: Crossed, turned outward, or vertically misaligned eyes

Burlington Eye Associates’ team of well-trained and caring ophthalmologists utilizes the latest diagnostic tools to give patients the most thorough exams. You can take comfort in knowing that your child will receive care from leading ophthalmologists.

To schedule an appointment, simply call our office.

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