Pediatric Opthamologist NYC

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CALL US NOW! 212-753-2020
115 East 61st St. New York, NY 10065
OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

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Children are our future and their learning is done through visuals. We must care for their development today.
– Dr. Barry Belgorod

Pediatric ophthalmology at the Concierge Eye Doctor

Optometrist in exam room with young girl in chair smilingInvesting in our youth is something that must always be taken seriously. During their most influential and developmental years children’s learning is mostly done through the sense of sight. This is why The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend a first eye exam at 6 months of age, again at the age of 3 or 4 and then every one to two years thereafter.

Maintaining your child’s vision should be a priority from birth. The highly experienced and personalized care you will receive from Dr. Barry Belgorod will ensure the best and brightest future your for children’s’ eye care needs. Dr. Belgorod is a world-renowned board-certified ophthalmologist, who has received federal grants and funding to research his cutting edge technologies in surgical methods and equipment.

Advanced Technology

Dr. Belgorod also has an extensive background in computers and engineering and holds 5 US patents within ophthalmology and developed his own software systems.

Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vision problems

Optometrist in exam room with young girl in chair smilingDr. Belgorod provides comprehensive examinations and proven treatments for all aspects of routine and complex pediatric eye disease, including:

Strabismus – Approximately 4% of children in the United States are affected by this condition, which is characterized by crossed-eyes or eyes that are otherwise misaligned or looking in different directions. If not treated by age 5 or 6, children with strabismus risk permanent loss of visual acuity.

Amblyopia – Also called “dull eye,” this is a condition in which the vision in one eye (or both eyes) is poor, usually as a result of strabismus. Other causes of amblyopia include farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism; it can even be caused by drooping eyelids or the rare occurrence of a childhood cataract.

Comprehensive eye exams are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems, injury and disease. Early detection allows for treatment to begin before the child experiences difficulty in school due to poor vision, or before any permanent damage has been done to the eye(s). Exams test visual acuity, eye tracking, and focusing skills, and detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness.

Many children experience the same vision problems as adults, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, as well as congenital vision conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes), which can significantly affect proper vision development. Young children may be unaware of the fact that they are experiencing abnormal vision, which is why regular exams and early detection are essential in maintaining healthy eyes for your child.

We provide specialized pediatric eye care services that focus on ensuring that your child maintains clear, strong vision as they grow.

To learn more about our pediatric eye care services or to schedule your consultation please contact us.

School Eye Exams

Clear vision and healthy eyes are important not only to your child’s overall health and well-being, but are also directly related to their academic performance in school. Comprehensive eye exams are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems, injury and disease. While vision is likely tested at your child’s school each year, these exams only evaluate eyesight and do not test the overall health of the eyes.

An eye examination performed by a certified eye doctor, tests vision, while evaluating the eyes for more serious conditions and diseases. We perform eye exams and vision screenings for children of all ages.

Vision screenings are recommended every other year while your child is in school, or every year for children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses. Regular testing helps detect any problems early, which allows treatment to begin before the child experiences difficulty in school due to poor vision, or before any permanent damage has occurred.

To learn more about our pediatric eye care services or to schedule your consultation please contact us.

Your Child’s Eye Exam

During your child’s eye exam, the doctor will evaluate:

  • Near vision
  • Distance vision
  • Eye coordination
  • Focusing skills
  • Peripheral awareness

These vision aspects are assessed through traditional eye charts, including charts that use special symbols instead of letters for young children; retinoscopy, which shines a light into the eye to examine the retina; and random dot stereopsis, which uses dot patterns to detect any differences between the two eyes.

Older children undergo testing very similar to those used for adults, including a visual field test, dilation, slit-lam examination, cover test, retinoscopy and refraction. After the exam is completed and an accurate diagnosis has been made, your child’s doctor will develop a treatment plan that may include an eyeglasses prescription, medication, vision therapy or surgery if any conditions do exist.

To learn more about our pediatric eye care services or to schedule your consultation please contact us.

Common Childhood Eye Conditions

cross-eyed-childIn addition to detecting vision problems, our school eye exams also check for common childhood conditions such as a lazy eye (amblyopia) or crossed eyes (strabismus). These conditions are often present at birth as a result of genetic factors, and should be treated early to reduce the risk of complications. Treatment may include glasses to improve focusing or eye exercises to correct improper vision habits.

Our exams also test for dyslexia and other learning disabilities that may inhibit your child’s ability to perform well in school. Children with dyslexia have trouble processing letters and sounds, and must work hard in order to read properly and efficiently.

It is important for parents to explain the importance of professional eye care and treatment to their children in order to promote proper eye health and a lifetime of strong, healthy eyes.

To learn more about our pediatric eye care services or to schedule your consultation please contact us.

Making sure that your child sees well into the future

The offices of Concierge Eye Care, will treat your child with the utmost care and concern from the moment you first arrive. You will accompany your child throughout their exam and get answers to any questions you may have.

Your child deserves a lifetime of clear, healthy vision. Call and schedule an appointment for you and your child at our office today.

Experience the most personalized and professional care New York City has to offer. Come to the offices of Dr. Barry Belgorod to see life more clearly. Call 212.753.2020

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