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Strabismus Program

Strabismus Program

The Ophthalmology department at Children's Health℠ provides basic eye examinations for children under 6, as well as for those with special needs.We offer premier patient care for dozens of eye disorders and diseases along with cutting-edge research and education. In addition to general ophthalmology, we offer the latest treatments and state-of-the-art equipment to care for children with strabismus.

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Program Overview

At Children’s Health, we want your child to be as comfortable as possible. That’s why we’ve designed our ophthalmology clinic specifically with our young patients in mind. An ophthalmologist will perform a complete eye exam to determine the extent of the strabismus. Tests include visual acuity tests, corneal light reflex tests and a retinal exam. Strabismus is usually treated with corrective lenses, although surgery is an option in the case of muscle abnormalities. Unless an outside ophthalmologist referred your child, all new patients are scheduled into our General Ophthalmology clinic. 

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Appointment Information

Please bring the following information to your appointment:

  • Photo ID of the parent or legal guardian escorting the child
  • Insurance/Medicaid/CHIP card
  • All medications the patient is taking including prescription, over-the-counter and herbal
  • Immunization records
  • Glasses, if they have them
  • Specialist co-pay

Please allow extra time in your travel plans for parking and check-in. Also, be aware that eye exams requiring dilation can take as long as 3 hours.

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