Pediatric Eye Conditions

Lazy eye treatments & childhood cataract treatments

Physicians at The Eye Clinic provide Southwest Louisiana with comprehensive family eye care, including specialized treatment that may be required by infants and children.

Some of our providers have a special interest in caring for children's eye problems, and we provide educational and screening programs to children throughout Southwest Louisiana. We have the experience and skills to treat most childhood ophthalmic disorders, including:

  • Amblyopia (commonly called "lazy eye")
  • Strabismus (misaligned or turned eyes)
  • Pseudostrabismus (the appearance of crossed eyes)
  • Ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid)
  • Childhood cataracts
  • Refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism)

All children should have their eyes examined on a regular basis. We also recommend the following schedule of eye exams as endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus:
  • At birth
  • Regular check-ups with vision testing using verbal charts before school-age
  • At least one thorough exam by an eye provider, including refraction and dilated retina check, before the age of five even in children who do not show signs of eye problems.
  • Once a child enters school, they should have an eye exam with an eye provider at least every two years, or more frequently, if specific problems or risk factors exist.

Our Optics Unlimited eyewear store also provides a complete line of eyewear and accessories for our pediatric patients. Serving the people of Southwest Louisiana including Lake Charles, Sulphur, DeRidder and Jennings.

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