Blog Articles

Complications of Ptosis: Droopy Eyelids in Kids

Ptosis is characterized by eyelids that droop down over the eyes, and it’s not always a big issue. Among possible complications in children, however, are vision problems such as amblyopia (lazy eye), astigmatism, and double vision.

Nov 2nd, 2020
Back to School: It's Time for Your Child's Eye Exam

Your child needs more than pencils and books to succeed at school. It’s important to make sure their vision is strong and healthy. If not, poor vision can lead to greater difficulties in trying to learn. Schedule an eye exam for your child today.

Sep 30th, 2020
What You Should Know About Blepharitis

Is your child's eye red, swollen, and crusty? Your first thought might be that it’s pinkeye, but it may be blepharitis instead. Learn about this common eye condition and how you can treat it.

Aug 12th, 2020
What You Need to Know About Allergic Conjunctivitis

Itchy, red, watery eyes are no fun. If your child has these symptoms, they may have allergic conjunctivitis. Learn about this common eye condition and how to prevent and treat it so summer time stays fun.

Jun 24th, 2020
How Dry Eye Affects Children

When you hear about dry eye, you probably think of an older person who has dealt with it. The truth is that dry eye can affect people of all ages, and it’s now affecting more children than ever before. Learn why, as well as how you can prevent it.

May 26th, 2020
Protecting Your Children's Eyes From Sun Damage

It’s not just your child’s skin that needs protection from the sun. Learn why your youngster’s eyes need protection from the sun’s harmful rays, and five ways to do it effectively.

Apr 1st, 2020
Tips and tricks for eye patching

Wearing an eye patch is an effective treatment for amblyopia. However, it can be challenging to get your child to stick to a schedule for wearing their eye patch. Learn tips and tricks to help them stay with their routine.

Mar 1st, 2020
What to Expect at Your Child's Eye Exam

Do you suspect your child may have a vision problem or perhaps the pediatrician has recommended your youngster be evaluated by an ophthalmologist or optometrist? If so, knowing what to expect can help relieve any anxiety either of you may have.

Jan 9th, 2020
Is Your Child Ready for Contact Lenses?

Does wearing glasses inhibit your child on the sports field, or undermine their confidence in social situations? Contact lenses may make a difference? Learn how to tell if your child is ready to wear contact lenses.

Dec 9th, 2019
Treatment Options for Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

It may be the most common cause of visual impairment among young children, but lazy eye can almost always be corrected when it’s caught early and addressed promptly. Here’s how it’s treated.

Oct 1st, 2019
How to Stop the Spread of Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Viral conjunctivitis may be as contagious as the common cold, but it’s also relatively easy to contain. Find out what you can do to stop the spread of pink eye in your household when one of your children catches it and brings it home.

Sep 1st, 2019
5 Signs Your Child May Need Glasses

It can be hard to know when your child needs glasses. But, there are clues that can show your child may have vision problems. Read on to learn the signs.

Jul 31st, 2019
What Causes Ptosis and How Is It Corrected?

Ptosis occurs when the upper eyelid droops lower than normal, sometimes covering part of the pupil and blocking vision. Find out what causes ptosis and why early treatment can be so important.

Jul 24th, 2019
How to Prevent and Treat Styes

Has your child developed an unsightly stye? An eye stye usually goes away on its own. But, if it doesn’t, find out what treatment options are available to help heal your child’s eye infection.

Jun 11th, 2019
Preparing Your Child for Eye Surgery

Having to undergo eye surgery can be scary, especially for young patients who don’t know what to expect. Here’s what you can do to ensure your child feels as calm, relaxed, and in control as possible before their procedure.

May 22nd, 2019