Are you looking for an eye doctor who will be able to provide excellent vision care for your child? It is important that even children have eye checkups to make sure that they have no eye disorders or diseases, and to be sure that they are able to see clearly. Many children have problems seeing the blackboard at school, or reading, but they do not think to mention this problem to their parents. Children with eye problems often have problems with schoolwork and may even develop behavioral problems as a result. If you would like to have your child examined for pediatric vision problems, make an appointment for your child to receive Bernards NJ eye care at our fine practice, Somerset Hills Eye Care Center.
At Somerset Hills Eye Care our expert and experienced ophthalmologist is Dr. Timothy P. Sullivan. He has been providing exemplary eye care for all members of the family for over 30 years. Along with providing excellent eye care and management of eye diseases, Dr. Sullivan also performs eye surgeries. When a child comes in for a comprehensive eye exam Dr. Sullivan will screen for many common pediatric vision problem. Some of the most common vision problems in children are amblyopia, congenital cataracts, strabismus and nearsightedness.
When your child comes to Somerset Hills Eye Care Center, he or she will be able to be expertly treated by our doctor should any problems be discovered. During Bernards NJ eye care there may be a diagnosis of amblyopia. Amblyopia is commonly called “lazy eye.” In this condition vision is lost when the brain does not fully recognize the images seen by the weaker eye. This condition may be treated using an eye patch that is worn for several hours a day to force the brain’s recognition of the weaker eye. Congenital cataracts can be operated on, much in the way cataracts in adults are. However, treatment of this condition brings with it special concerns that you will need to discuss with our ophthalmologist. Strabismus is commonly known as “crossed-eyed.” In this common vision problem a patient cannot align both eyes at the same time. This problem must be treated by our ophthalmologist as it will not go away on its own. If you would like your child to meet with Dr. Sullivan for a complete pediatric eye exam, contact our office today.