Early Pediatric Eye Exams Are Critical to the Visual Health of Children
Nemours pediatric ophthalmologists have developed a special training program for primary care doctors on how to conduct effective pediatric eye exams for children from birth to age five.
Our eye doctors have also developed a single-use sterile exam kit for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a serious eye disease that occurs primarily in premature infants and can lead to blindness. This kit, now used in more than 31 states and 60 Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across the country, makes ROP testing safer and reduces the chance of infection.
Working with Equipment and in Spaces Designed for Kids
Our staff includes pediatric ophthalmologists, pediatric optometrists and experienced eye technicians.
Our clinic features:
- special child-friendly diagnostic equipment
- exam rooms designed to allow for pediatric eye exams
Our Pediatric Partnership With Wolfson Children’s Hospital
A unique relationship with Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., allows our Nemours eye specialists to provide pediatric eye consultation in the Emergency Department for acute pediatric eye problems or injuries, and in the hospital or outpatient surgery center for complex eye cases, such as tumors or cataracts, that may require surgical equipment and anesthesia.
During any eye procedure requiring anesthesia, our Nemours pediatric anesthesiologists are right there with your child to make decisions on the best types of anesthesia medicine to make sure your child is comfortable.
Teaming Up With Mayo Clinic
Nemours’ Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology also partners with a Mayo Clinic retina specialist (an ophthalmologist who has received special training in conditions involving the retina) in the care of complex pediatric retinal disorders, such as retinoblastoma in children.
Our Electronic Health Record Keeps Your Child’s Doctor in the Loop
Our award-winning electronic health records and digital photography make it easy for us to share eye test results and treatment plans with your child’s primary care doctor, as well as with other Nemours pediatric specialists.