Physicians at The Eye Clinic provide comprehensive family
eye care, including specialized treatment that may be required by
infants and children.
Some of our doctors have a special interest in caring for
children's eye problems, and we provide educational and screening
programs to children throughout Southwest Louisiana. We have the
experience and skills to treat most childhood ophthalmic disorders,
All children should have their eyes examined on a regular basis. We
also recommend the following schedule of eye exams as endorsed by the
American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Association for
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus:
Regular check-ups with vision testing using verbal charts before school-age
At least one thorough exam by an eye doctor, including refraction
and dilated retina check, before the age of five even in children who do
not show signs of eye problems.
Once a child enters school, they should have an eye exam with an eye
doctor at least every two years, or more frequently, if specific
problems or risk factors exist.
Our Optics Unlimited eyewear store also provides a complete line of eyewear and accessories for our pediatric patients.