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Pediatric ophthalmology

Vision problems can restrict a child’s ability to play and learn. Many vision problems are undetectable by caregivers, and often children cannot describe exactly what is bothering them. Our eye doctors (ophthalmologists) are specially trained to interpret and treat mild to severe eye conditions.

Regardless of the eye condition being treated, early intervention is essential so children can properly develop and enjoy an active childhood. Our eye doctors have several years of specialized training to treat children’s eyes.

Why choose Geisinger for pediatric eye care (ophthalmology)?

  • Care for inherited conditions: Geisinger offers leading-edge treatments for a variety of genetic eye conditions that can affect short- and long-term vision. Learn more about genetic disorders and birth defects.
  • Focus on early intervention: Children’s eyes are not just smaller versions of adult eyes. Special equipment is required to properly diagnose childhood vision problems, regardless of the severity. We use innovative techniques to detect and correct vision problems at the earliest stages, so children’s developmental needs are met.
  • Eye injury experience: Children and teens involved in sports and other recreational activities are prone to eye injuries. Our eye specialists are experienced at treating these injuries so they do not lead to future vision problems. We also offer prescription sport goggles, to help prevent childhood eye injuries.
  • Specialized treatments: For complex cases, we offer delicate corrective eye procedures. Our techniques result in the least amount of discomfort for children so they can quickly return to active childhood. Procedures include:
    • Microsurgery
    • Laser surgery
    • Corrective surgery

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Eye conditions and treatments

Our specialists diagnose a wide range of eye conditions and offer leading-edge treatments.

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