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Vision helps children understand the world around them, build relationships with loved ones and reach fundamental developmental milestones. A child's vision makes a big impact on how they grow and who they become.

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Eyecare for Children

At the UEC we understand the importance of a child’s ability to see. We help children from infancy to adolescence see the best that they can and reach their full potential through our compassionate care and state-of-the-art technology.

Appointments for children’s service are available Monday through Saturday. After-school appointments are available for examinations, treatment and follow-up care.

Comprehensive Vision Evaluations for Children
A thorough vision evaluation can detect and prevent serious problems. Evaluating a child’s vision requires a unique set of skills and proper diagnostic tools and equipment. Our team of optometrists, ophthalmologists and learning specialists are experts in pediatric vision care. Through a comprehensive exam, we gain a complete picture of a child’s visual health.

A comprehensive pediatric eye exam includes:
  • Evaluation of eye and general health history
  • Refraction and prescription of lenses for nearsighted and farsighted children
  • Binocular assessment, including assessment of lazy eye and crossed eyes
  • A complete evaluation of the health of the eyes
  • Questions about school performance

Children’s Specialty Services
Families come to the University Eye Center from all over the New York area and beyond to take advantage of our outstanding pediatric specialty services. Among our services, we offer the professional psycho-educational and neuro-psychological evaluations that are required in order to determine a child’s eligibility for learning disabilities services in the New York City public school system.

Scheduling an Appointment
To schedule an appointment call (212) 938-4001 or click here