Eye & Vision Care (Pediatric)

If you suspect your child suffers from decreased vision, or if there are hereditary factors that might predispose your child to eye disease, it’s important to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist. The Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center offers primary care of common children's eye problems as well as comprehensive evaluations, inpatient consultations, and follow-up for children with simple or complex eye and vision disorders. We provide short-term treatment of immediate problems, as well as long-term rehabilitative care and monitoring of visual development. Patients can be seen at our new expanded Kellogg Eye Center or any of our eight satellite ophthalmology clinics.

Services and treatments offered at Kellogg Eye Center

  • Comprehensive ophthalmology
  • Contact lens fitting and dispensing
  • Optical shop
  • Crossed eye
  • Lazy eye
  • Emergency eye care
  • Amblyopia (poor vision in a normal-appearing eye)
  • Refractive error (nearsightedness/farsightedness)
  • Strabismus (misalignment of the eye)
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Juvenile acquired cataracts
  • Inherited eye diseases
  • Ocular cancers

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend the first vision screening occur in the hospital as part of a newborn baby's discharge exam. Visual function should also be checked by the pediatrician or family physician during routine well-child exams (typically at two, four and six months of age). Then screenings should take place at three years of age and yearly after school age. New techniques make it possible to test vision in infants and young children. If there is a family history of misaligned eyes, childhood cataracts or a serious eye disease, our ophthalmologists can begin checking your child's vision at a very early age.

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Schedule an appointment by calling us at 734-764-7558