Pediatric Eye Doctors and Treatments

Our ophthalmologists specialize in treating a wide range of pediatric eye conditions.


Pediatric eye conditions refer to a range of disorders that impact the vision of infants, children, and adolescents. Early detection and management of these conditions is crucial to ensuring optimal visual development and long-term eye health.


The following symptoms in your child may indicate the presence of a pediatric eye condition:

  • Misalignment of the eyes (Strabismus): Crossed or misaligned eyes, difficulty focusing, or poor depth perception.
  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye): Reduced vision in one eye due to poor visual development, often requiring early intervention for optimal outcomes.
  • Refractive Errors: Common vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism, resulting in blurry vision or difficulty seeing objects clearly.
  • Eye Movement Disorders: Abnormal eye movements, involuntary eye twitching (nystagmus), or difficulties with tracking objects.
  • Pediatric Cataracts: Clouding of the lens inside the eye, leading to decreased vision or even blindness if left untreated.
  • Blocked Tear Ducts: Excessive tearing, discharge, or recurrent eye infections due to a blockage in the tear ducts.
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity: An eye disorder affecting premature infants that can cause abnormal blood vessel growth and potential vision loss.


We understand the unique challenges of diagnosing pediatric eye conditions. Our dedicated ophthalmologists employ specialized techniques to ensure accurate diagnoses.

The diagnostic process may involve:

Assessing your child's ability to see and identify objects at various distances to evaluate their visual clarity.

Conducting a comprehensive examination to evaluate eye alignment, focusing ability, eye movements, and overall eye health.

Utilizing a handheld instrument to measure the refractive error of your child's eyes without requiring their active participation.

Employing child-friendly techniques such as pictures, shapes, or light stimuli to evaluate visual development, colour vision, depth perception, and more.

Utilizing advanced imaging technologies like optical coherence tomography (OCT) or ultrasound to obtain detailed images of the eye structures if necessary.

Through a combination of these assessments, we can accurately diagnose your child's specific eye condition and develop an appropriate treatment plan tailored to their needs.


We offer a comprehensive range of treatment options designed to address pediatric eye conditions and promote healthy visual development.

Our treatment approach may include:


Glasses or Contact Lenses

Prescribing corrective lenses to correct refractive errors and improve visual acuity.


Vision Therapy

Implementing personalized exercises and activities to enhance eye coordination, visual tracking, and overall visual processing skills.


Patching Therapy

Occluding the stronger eye to stimulate visual development in the weaker eye, effectively treating amblyopia or lazy eye.


Strabismus Surgery

Correcting misaligned eyes through surgical intervention to improve eye alignment and depth perception.


Cataract Surgery

Removing cataracts and implanting intraocular lenses (IOLs) in children with pediatric cataracts to restore vision.

To learn more about treatment options for pediatric eye conditions, have your optometrist refer you to Œil Santé MD for an assessment.