Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

A pediatric ophthalmology patient

Even when vision problems are just one part of a complex health condition, ophthalmology in children is part of helping kids reach their full potential.

From the youngest children who can’t tell us what they see, to those getting their first pair of glasses, we focus on the unique eye care needs of kids. Our pediatric ophthalmologists help your child achieve the best vision possible with routine and specialized care such as:

  • eye exams for infants, children and teens
  • pediatric vision screenings
  • eye care related to other pediatric conditions (sickle cell disease, diabetes, retinopathy of prematurity, etc.)
 
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Why Bring Your Child to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist?

If your child fails a vision screening or does not meet certain criteria, your family's primary care provider will refer your child for a comprehensive pediatric eye exam.

Pediatric eye problems are often very different from those of adults for the simple reason that children’s eyes are still developing.

It’s very important to have pediatric eye problems evaluated early and treated promptly because untreated childhood eye disorders can lead to long-term vision problems.

When Should Your Child Have a Pediatric Vision Screening?

Nemours' pediatric ophthalmologists encourage early screenings by your child’s primary care doctor at the newborn visit and at all well-child visits.

In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) all recommend that your child's eyes be examined at timely intervals.

Why? Because early detection and treatment of eye disorders are an integral part of pediatric ophthalmology that leads to more successful treatment outcomes and are important for protecting your child's vision.

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Bryn Mawr

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion
825 Old Lancaster Road, Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (610) 542-3300

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Ask about our evening hours.)
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Parking: Valet parking at entrance. Garage parking with convenient skywalk to our suite.

 
What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
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Resources for Patients & Families

A modern pediatric medical facility filled with expert pediatric medical specialists and the very latest equipment awaits you and your child at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr. Access the expertise of Nemours’ pediatric ophthalmologists from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children right in our convenient Bryn Mawr location, with equally convenient hours and all of the warm, family-centered care for which Nemours is known.

Specialized Pediatric Ophthalmology Training

Nemours’ pediatric ophthalmologists have completed residencies in pediatric ophthalmology and are trained specifically in pediatric eye problems. Our specialized physicians offer comprehensive eye examinations and testing to diagnose and treat infant, childhood and adolescent eye disorders. And, if needed, we have the skill and experience to perform pediatric eye surgery.

Teaming Up With Your Child’s Doctor and Other Nemours Specialists

Some pediatric eye problems are related to specific medical conditions, so our pediatric ophthalmologists often collaborate with other Nemours’ medical specialists. State-of-the-art electronic health records (EHR) and digital photography make it easy to share eye test results and treatment plans with our specialists and your child’s primary care doctor.

And to make things easier for you as a parent or guardian, we'll do our best to coordinate your child's visit with other specialty appointments as needed.

Children With Developmental Delays

Our team members are particularly sensitive to the challenges that children with developmental delays (e.g., autism) may have in testing situations. We’re committed to giving them complete and thorough pediatric eye exams with as little anxiety as possible.

Before You Deliver

A number of pediatric eye problems can be diagnosed before birth. Our doctors are pioneers in diagnosing ophthalmic disorders in utero (in the womb).

Learn more about the Nemours Partners for Perinatal Management program, which works with expectant parents facing a possible congenital (present at birth) condition.


 
Diagnostic Pediatric Eye Tests at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr
Pediatric Eye Exams Using Equipment Just for Kids

Using the latest diagnostic techniques and equipment adapted just for children, we provide comprehensive in-office pediatric eye exams. One technology we may use is called, “ocular ultrasonography.” This is an ultrasound that produces a 2-D image of the eye and its surrounding tissues. It can show any growths or other structural abnormalities. If a more in-depth study is needed, we also may order a CT scan or MRI.

What to Expect if Your Child Needs Surgery at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

If your child needs surgery, you can trust our pediatric surgical team at Nemours. Our pediatric surgical specialists (surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses), understand what kids need, physically and psychologically. Our guidebook provides step-by-step instructions and information about what to expect before, during and right after surgery.