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Eyecare for Children

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. 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.

A pediatric eye exam is different than an adult eye exam. Watch and find out how:

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 to take advantage of our outstanding pediatric specialty services, including 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
Appointments for children’s service are available Monday through Saturday. After-school appointments are available for examinations, treatment and follow-up care.
To schedule an appointment call (212) 938-4001 or click here