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Pediatric Eye Care and SurgeryThe Doctors Of Traverse City Eye Provide Life-Long Eye Care - From Young to Elderly

Traverse City Eye is proud of having a very “child friendly” environment to deliver the best in pediatric eye care, from birth through young adult.

Diseases and conditions of the eye can develop at any age and must be detected early in order to stop progression. At TC Eye, we provide pediatric ophthalmology for younger patients, which can include routine eye exams, diagnostic testing, surgery, and special treatments if necessary.

It is important that your child is receiving vision screenings as early as pre-school. If any abnormality of vision is detected, it is vital to have your child see one of our eye doctors as soon as possible.

Our Pediatric Eye Examination

A comprehensive eye examination is essential in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems, injury and disease. Early detection allows treatment to begin before the child experiences difficulties in school due to poor vision, or before any permanent damage occurs.

Children’s eye examinations usually include testing for the following:

  • Visual acuity
  • Eye tracking
  • Focusing skills
  • Near vision
  • Distance vision
  • Amblyopia
  • Strabismus
  • Dyslexia
  • Color blindness
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Peripheral awareness

Services to Surgical Options

From vision services to surgical treatments, you’ll benefit from a full range of optical care for children. Our comprehensive pediatric services include:

  • Eye exams and vision assessments
  • Glasses and contact lens prescriptions
  • Vision therapy – Exercises to improve eye function
  • Prescription medications for eye infections, and other conditions
  • Surgical procedures for blocked tear ducts
  • Eye muscle surgery for strabismus
  • Cataract extraction

Regarding more intensive treatments for conditions found after the examination and diagnosis, your TC Eye ophthalmologist will always evaluate the best course for your child’s condition. Most often, non-surgical treatment may be provided and tested before any surgical options are recommended.

Request an appointment with the board-certified ophthalmologists at Traverse City Eye for the pediatric eye care and surgery options that you deserve. Learn more about our pediatric ophthalmology services now.