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Pediatric Ophthalmology Services

Our board-certified pediatric ophthalmologists have expertise in treating common and complex conditions affecting the eye, including:

  • Aphakia
  • Astigmatism
  • Blocked tear duct
  • Cancer of the retina (Retinoblastoma)
  • Cataract
  • Crossed eyes (Esotropia)
  • Eyelid drooping (Ptosis)
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
  • Glaucoma
  • Lazy eye (Amblyopia)
  • Nearsightedness (Myopia)
  • Nystagmus
  • Pink eye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Strabismus
  • Sty (Chalazion)
  • Walled eyes (Exotropia)

Along with complete consultative services for children admitted to Connecticut Children’s, our pediatric ophthalmologic physicians also provide 24-hour emergency department coverage.

Optical Shop

Located within Connecticut Children’s pediatric ophthalmology practice in Farmington, the Optical Shop offers a wide selection of eyewear for children of all ages. Learn more about the Optical Shop >

Contact Lens

At Connecticut Children’s, we carry lenses for astigmatism, extended use, dailies, and many more options. During your child’s exam, we will set aside time to explain these different types of contact lenses, and pick the best option based on your child’s individual needs and lifestyle. Learn more about contact lenses. >

Patching Therapy Program

Patching is a common treatment for amblyopia, or “lazy eye.” In some cases, children with amblyopia can wear an eye patch over their stronger eye to help strengthen the weaker eye. Learn more about patching therapy >

Retinopathy of Prematurity Follow-up Program

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a disease that primarily affects premature babies, causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the retina. Learn more about the ROP Program >

What to Expect Before Your Child’s Eye Exam

We hope to make your visit as smooth as possible while providing a full and thorough exam. Learn what you can expect at your visit. Learn more >

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