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Pediatric Ophthalmology

YOUR CHILD IS THE FOCUS OF OUR CARE 

 

Nothing is more important than your child’s vision.  Children have different needs than adults.  Our pediatric office and knowledgeable staff provide a comfortable setting for both you and your child.

 

Our pediatric eye doctor, Donna Ornitz, MD & Sunju Park, MD have undergone specialized training to offer comprehensive care for all medical and surgical eye problems in children.  We are happy to accept both new and returning patients.

 

 

ABOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT


 **Please allow at least 2 hours for a new or established patient complete examination**

Routinely, eye drops are required on the first visit for a complete medical eye examination and refraction. Refraction is a test done to determine the best possible vision correction for your child. Refraction helps us determine whether medical, optical, or surgical interventions may be necessary. This is a very important part of a complete eye examination, especially in children who may have amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (crossed eyes).

 

Eye drops for children not only dilate the eyes so we can clearly view the posterior structures of the eyes, but the drops also temporarily paralyze the focusing muscles of the eyes so we can accurately assess your child’s refractive error.  The drops will temporarily blur your child's vision for 4 to 12 hours, but in some cases up to 24 hours. Please be prepared to avoid near tasks like reading immediately after your appointment. Please bring sunglasses if you have them.

 

Why am I being charged a $50 refraction fee?
Many insurance companies will cover a medical evaluation, but not a vision eyeglass exam. Most medical evaluations require a refraction in order to accurately diagnose a medical problem, such as strabismus or amblyopia. However, some insurance companies deny payment for this part of the examination. We routinely bill all insurance claims for a refraction when it is performed. If the insurance company does pay for this charge, a refund will be sent to you directly.

 

 

I WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PEDIATRIC EYE PROBLEMS

 

The following links provide comprehensive information about pediatric eye diseases and strabismus.

 

http://www.aapos.org/terms_faqs

http://commonspot.eyecareamerica.org/eyecare/children/index.cfm