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When should my child see a pediatric ophthalmologist?

If your child has an eye problem, or trouble reading or learning, your pediatrician may suggest seeing a pediatric ophthalmologist. These specialists can diagnose, treat, and manage all children’s eye problems, including amblyopia or “lazy eye.” Your pediatrician will likely suggest a specific doctor, but the websites for these two organizations can also help you find pediatric ophthalmologists in your area:

  • The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (misaligned eyes): (click on “Find a Pediatric Ophthalmologist”)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

From The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

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