Pediatric Eye Care Procedures

From routine eye care to addressing pediatric eye disease, we are committed to excellence in all aspects of your child's lifetime eye health.

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Pediatric Eye Care

For Infants, Children, and Teenagers

Pediatric Eye Care. Good vision is essential for children to properly develop and learn. Visual skills are fundamental to social and educational success, and impact every aspect of your child's early life. Early detection of vision problems or eye disease provides the best option for treatment and outcomes. Dr. Barrus, Dr. Schultz, and Dr. Rutar provide care for a wide variety of pediatric ocular problems and visual disorders in children such as crossed eyes (strabismus) or lazy eye (amblyopia.) In fact, Dr. Rutar is currently the only fellowship-trained pediatric and strabismus specialist in Southern Oregon, specializing in conditions that include strabismus (crossed or misaligned eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye), and cataracts in adults and children.

Pediatric Eye Care Doctors In Medford, Oregon
Pediatric Eye Care In Medford, Oregon

In the first three years, infants should have their vision checked as part of regular pediatric checkups. Between ages three and six, an eye exam every year or two is recommended. Throughout childhood and the teenage years, exams should be scheduled every two years.

Though school vision screenings are an excellent way for the school systems to pick up some abnormalities in your child's vision, they are not comprehensive enough to detect eye health issues or mild to moderate vision problems. To accurately detect problems that may affect your child's vision, schedule a comprehensive eye health and vision exam.

Your Child's Appointment
Your child's appointment will be broken down into two parts.

The first portion of the examination includes visual acuity testing and an external examination. The pupils need to be dilated for the second part of the exam. Dilation drops are put in the eyes and it takes approximately 45 minutes for the eyes to dilate adequately, so we recommend that you take your child out of the office for refreshments or to run errands, and then return.

The second part of your appointment includes testing to determine if your child requires glasses. We will perform a painless examination to view the interior of your child's eye.

Due to distractions and space constraints, we request that other children do not accompany the child-patient to their appointment.

If you need more information, please call our office at 541-779-2020.