Pediatric Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologists are physicians who have special training in eye care. Our experts specialize in diagnosing and treating childhood eye conditions.

We provide comprehensive care for children with:

  • Eye injuries
  • Trouble seeing
  • Retina and cornea issues
  • Uveitis
  • Glaucoma
  • A need for surgery on or around their eyes
  • Disorders involving the brain and eyes

To schedule an appointment with our pediatric eye care specialists, please call:

Children’s Eye Health and Care

Routine eye exams, visual screening tests and preventing eye injuries are key to a child’s eye health.

Many eye diseases can cause vision loss. Detecting and treating them early can help prevent vision loss.

Care teams examine newborns in the hospital nursery to check for eye infections and disorders. Children should get their first eye exam by about age 3. However, they may need an exam earlier if they have a specific condition or if people in their family have had childhood vision problems.

Eye injuries often cause vision loss in children. Wearing safety equipment during sports and other activities can help prevent eye injuries.

Meet the Teams

Northwestern Medicine ophthalmology specialists treat and manage the full spectrum of eye disease, providing leading eye care for everything from contact lens fitting to the most advanced refractive cataract surgeries and treatments for macular degeneration.
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