Pediatric Eye Care

Dr Rutar provides routine eye care to addressing eye disease and eye muscle disorders. She is committed to providing superior care to sustain healthy vision for children and teenagers.

Eye Care For Infants, Children, and Teenagers
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.

Pediatric Eye Care Doctors In Medford, Oregon
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Dr Rutar provides routine optical care for infants and children, along with more complex medical concerns: pediatric ocular problems and visual disorders in children such as strabismus (crossed or misaligned eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye), and cataracts.

Dr Rutar is currently the only fellowship-trained pediatric and strabismus specialist in Southern 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.

While school vision screenings are an excellent method for schools to detect abnormalities in your child's vision, those exams are not comprehensive enough to identify eye health issues, and/or more serious vision issues. To accurately screen for vision issues that may negatively impact your child's vision, schedule a comprehensive eye health and vision exam by calling our office.

Your Child's Appointment
Your child's appointment is comprised of two segments.

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 segment 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.

"This place is filled with staff who values everyone who walks into their office. They take their time to show every patient the same level of excellence care and service. As response to the negative comments, I for one don't want anyone rushing to get me out the door, without full proper correction of what ever brought me in to their office. The office management, Janice and Paula have always been friendly and make sure that they have had great staff to provide only the best."
~ Rea Riggs

"I’ve purchased two pairs of prescription Oakleys from the optical shop here, one sunglasses and the other progressives. They had an excellent selection of both high-end and budget frames and Gary and Jenny were very helpful in choosing and fitting the frames. Both sets of glasses turned out great—amazingly clear and comfortable! Highly recommended!"
~ Martin Stadtmueller

"I could not be more pleased by the treatment I received from Dr. Rutar and her staff. She performed two cataract surgeries for me and each time she carefully explained all the options and risks along with the likely outcomes. I was completely confident in her approach, as well as in her staff, who are very pleasant and professional."
~ Lee Baldwin

"Was able to easily get exam completed for my daughter and find her glasses that she liked!!"
~ Thriving Man

"Had debris in my eyes. Didn't think I flushed it all out. They got me in within a couple hours of calling and checked my eyes out for me. Very Professional and friendly staff. Highly recommend them. Thank you Dr. Barrus :)"
~ Yancy Savage

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~ ECB Klamath