Specialty Eye Care for Kids

At South Georgia | North Florida Eye Partners, all of our physicians provide care for a wide range of children’s eye care services, from routine exams to the diagnosis and treatment of common eye diseases. Now, children with eye and vision problems also benefit from the expertise of our pediatric ophthalmologist.

“I love taking care of kids. Being able to minimize their fear and making their exam a positive experience leads to getting the right diagnosis and treatment. And, it results in a happy outcome for the patient, for the mom, and for me!”– Dr. Johnson

Our pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Johnson, has additional training, experience, and expertise in examining children. He checks for all possible conditions that affect pediatric patients and their eyes. Common vision issues in children Dr. Johnson treats include:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Astigmatism
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Tear duct obstructions
  • Any pediatric eye issue associated with a syndrome
  • All visual development issues from infancy on up to teenage years

If these conditions are diagnosed and treated early, good vision can develop and be maintained.  If you have a concern about your child’s eyes, call us today for an appointment!

When Should My Child Have an Eye Exam?

Professional exams are important for children before the age of three to determine any eye issues not only before school, but early enough to detect serious issues that can be addressed early to assure good visual development and binocular visual function. If your pediatrician (or the parent of the child) has any concern about eye issues, Dr. Johnson is happy to see your child. 

What Happens During a Pediatric Exam?

A complete eye exam generally takes 45 minutes to an hour. During the examination your child’s eyes will be dilated.  Dilation causes the pupils to stay enlarged so a thorough examination of the retina and optic nerves can be performed, and an accurate glasses prescription measurement can be done to determine the need or lack of need for glasses. During your visit, Dr Johnson will go over all options and provide you with the information you need to make informed choices about your child’s vision.

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