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At the Chris Evert Children’s Hospital we are really “keeping an eye” on the children of our community. Every child should undergo a vision screening, if not a complete eye exam, at or before the age of five.
We offer an extensive range of programs to ensure that every child has the best chance for healthy eyes and good vision. This team of board-certified pediatric ophthalmologists and strabismus specialists, work together to detect, repair and prevent eye problems in children.
Many premature babies have significant risk for eye disease due to the fact that the eyes did not have time to develop properly. Retinopathy of prematurity is a frequent disorder in smaller, low birth weight infants. Commonly referred to as ROP, the condition occurs when the blood vessels in the retina develop abnormally. Our team provides a complete ROP program that includes screening babies for the disease and bedside retinal laser treatment if it is called for. We also provide ongoing follow-up care on an out-patient basis.
A special consultation team provides 24-hour coverage for pediatric eye emergencies and eye care consultations in the Pediatric Emergency Department, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, as well as our Pediatric or Maternity floors.
Every child should undergo a vision screening, if not a complete eye exam, at or before the age of five. Unfortunately, many children do not receive an adequate screening. As leaders of children’s vision/ocular issues, we assist pediatricians in the community by providing free universal eye screenings. Our team also provides free vision screenings to any school that asks for our assistance. We also participate in community health fairs and expositions. Our physicians provide lectures to the doctors and nurses at the hospital on various Pediatric ophthalmology related topics.