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Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric ophthalmology at Union Square Eye Care

Children are our future. What they learn today will greatly influence our world tomorrow. It’s a fact that, during the first 12 years of life, nearly 80% of learning is accomplished through our sense of sight. That’s why protecting children’s vision is so important. For the experienced, world-class, kid-friendly eye care you can really trust for your child, look to Union Square Eye Care. Our staff includes a world-renowned board-certified ophthalmologist, H. Jay Wisnicki, MD. Dr. Wisnicki, who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology, is also one of the world’s leading authorities on pediatric eye conditions and particularly strabismus (lazy eye).

Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric vision problems

Dr. Wisnicki provides comprehensive evaluations 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.

Using the latest medical technology

Dr. Wisnicki also has an extensive background in computers and engineering and has taken great pride in obtaining the most advanced ophthalmic equipment available. Union Square Eye Care utilizes an electronic medical record (EMR) system, which means no lost files or test results, complaints often heard in other medical practices.

Making sure that your child sees well into the future

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. At Union Square Eye Care, we 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.

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