The Penn State Health Children’s Hospital Approach to Pediatric Eye and Vision

Good vision plays a huge role in a child’s development. If your child has an eye or vision problem, they may struggle to interact with others and the outside world, and this can affect everything from learning at school to socializing with peers. Pediatric ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthoptists are specially trained to assess and treat eye and vision problems in children. At Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, our pediatric ophthalmology and optometry team cares for children up to age 16, with evaluation and treatment methods designed to meet the needs of children.

Comprehensive Pediatric Ophthalmology and Optometry Care

From eyeglasses and contacts to vision therapy and eye surgery, our team delivers comprehensive, advanced testing and treatment for a wide range of pediatric eye and vision conditions. We also collaborate with other specialists to evaluate and care for vision problems associated with other conditions. And in addition to caring for children, we provide specialized treatment for adults with strabismus.

Support Groups

Support groups provide children and their families an opportunity to connect with others in similar situations. Learn more about the support groups offered at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital.

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Our Experts in Pediatric Eye and Vision Care

The experts at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital are committed to providing our pediatric patients with comprehensive and multidisciplinary care.

Why Choose Penn State Health Children’s Hospital for Care

Kid-Friendly Optometry and Orthoptic Care

Our optometrist and orthoptist provide skilled nonsurgical eye and vision care that focuses on the special needs of children. From eye exams to contact lens fittings to vision therapy for eye movement disorders such as strabismus and amblyopia, their services are tailored specifically for kids.

Experienced Pediatric Eye Surgeons

Our pediatric ophthalmologists are experienced in performing eye surgery for many conditions, including strabismus, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment. All are fellowship-trained and leaders in their field.

Improving Pediatric Health Care Through Research and Clinical Trials

Penn State Health includes Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. In partnership with colleagues at Penn State College of Medicine, the Children’s Hospital is a national leader in research and on the leading edge of new treatment options in pediatric medicine, including clinical trials.

Conditions Treated

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Juvenile macular dystrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1
  • Ptosis (drooping eye)
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Tearing problems

Our Convenient Locations

Find the care your family needs, close to home, at one of our many locations throughout central Pennsylvania.

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