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Getting Care

Dilation for Pediatric Eye Exams & What You Need To Know

Children’s eye exams are important for many reasons. Kids need to see clearly to learn and develop. Without sharp vision and a fully functional visual system, children can struggle with reading, writing, playing sports, and socializing confidently. If your kid...

February 15, 2022
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Vision Care

Does Your Child Need an Eye Patch?

If your child has been diagnosed with amblyopia (“lazy eye”), wearing an eyepatch may be necessary. The principle is that by blocking the vision of the better-seeing eye, the visual system in the brain related to the worse-seeing eye will...

February 10, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health

Should you be concerned if your baby’s eyes shake?

Nystagmus is a condition where the eyes shake involuntarily. It can appear in babies and children as early as 6 weeks and present as a vertical, horizontal, or even a rotary shake. If you notice your baby’s eyes shaking,...

February 06, 2022
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Advances in Eye Care

What to Expect After Your Child’s Strabismus (Eye Muscle) Surgery

What is Strabismus Surgery Strabismus surgery loosens or tightens eye muscles, changing the alignment of the eyes. What Kind Of Anesthesia Is Used For Strabismus Surgery? The type of anesthesia depends on patient age and health as well as...

February 01, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health

What is this bump near my baby’s eye?

A dermoid is an overgrowth of normal, non-cancerous tissue that forms in an abnormal location. They can occur all over the body and are usually composed of skin, hair and/or fat. There are two different types that can form...

January 22, 2022
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Eye and Ear Health

How Often Should My Child Have Eye Exams?

Are you starting to wonder when to bring your child in for an eye exam? If you’ve noticed signs that your child might have vision problems, it’s probably time to bring your child in for an eye exam.  Why...

January 10, 2022
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