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

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Eyecare for Children

We understand the importance of a child’s ability to see. Our mission is to help children from infancy to adolescence see the best they can and reach their full potential through 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. An extensive Vision Screening Program reaches out to children in schools and community organizations throughout New York City as well.

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
  • Eye health evaluation
  • 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 children’s specialty services. Among our services, we’re qualified to offer the professional psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations required to determine a child’s eligibility for learning disabilities services in the New York City public school system.