PEDIATRIC EYE CARE
Good vision is essential for proper physical development and educational progress in growing children. The visual system in the young child is not fully mature. Equal input from both eyes is required for proper development of the visual centers in the brain. If a growing child's eye does not provide a clear focused image to the developing brain, then permanent irreversible loss of vision may result. Early detection provides the best opportunity for effective, inexpensive treatment. The eye doctors at Middlesex Eye Physcians are trained to detect and treat these conditions.
In many cases your child's pediatrician may refer your child to an ophthalmologist or optometrist, but you may also notice eye turns, crusty margins, or other eye related problems that require the attention of an eye doctor. Early evaluation should occur if your baby was born prematurely and placed on oxygen, or if you have a family history of retinal problems, congenital cataracts, and/or eye muscle disorders.
A commonly reported concern is of children sitting too close to the television, squinting, and head turning to the side to see clearly. Your child should be seen by an ophthalmologist or optometrist prior to entering school, or if you notice any vision problems.
The ophthalmologists and optometrist at Middlesex Eye Physcians accept appointments for young patients with eye irritations such as red eyes, itchy eyes, eyes with discharge, puffy lids and more.