Pediatrics

Our eye care team loves working with children!

We partner with local pediatricians, family practice doctors, and optometrists in the community to identify pediatric patients in need of further evaluation and treatment. We treat many common pediatric eye problems including amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), clogged tear ducts, and other medical diseases that affect children’s eyes. We work closely with pediatric fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in the nearby community of Spokane if your child has an eye problem that requires services beyond our level of expertise. We also partner with many community optometrists to provide pediatric eye care in a cooperative, cost-effective manner.

Routine eye EXAMS are not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmologists, but routine VISION SCREENING is recommended for all children. Vision screening is usually performed in the setting of well child exams at your primary care provider’s office as well as performed at the school during early school years. We assist with coordinating these screenings within our community. If your family has a notable history of disease that affects the eyes, or if unusual eye/vision symptoms are noticed, a more formal eye exam is recommended. If you are uncertain about whether your child needs an exam, our team can help answer your questions. Feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment or ask a question.

Please click here to learn more about common diseases that affect children’s eyes.