Pediatric Eye Doctor in Sunnyvale
Silicon Valley Eye Physicians strives to be a high quality and comfortable eye doctor experience for your child. We welcome the opportunity to care for your children’s vision, whether you are seeking a first-time screening, healthy check-up or continued vision correction treatment. Our team in Sunnyvale, delivers eye care for kids of all ages from infants to teenage patients. We are proud to continue this high level of care for your child into their adulthood as well. We highly recommend a vision examination before your child begins school. It is possible that your child may require an even earlier examination if there is a family history of eye care concerns. Early diagnosis and preventive care protects your child from future concerns and improve academic performance.
Eye Doctor for Kids
We offer a comfortable and convenient vision-care experience for your family. Our location in Sunnyvale welcomes neighborhood families for an efficient eye examination. Your child will feel comfortable and confident with the eye examination as we use tools that are age-appropriate. For example, if your younger child has not yet learned to read, we use shapes and colors to measure visual accuracy. As your child ages, the eye examination changes, yet our team still provides fun, kind and gentle care for your child. Our eye physicians want to discover any potential challenges at an early age before they escalate into complications. For instance, we inspect the appearance and health of the eye, eyelid and eye muscles, but we also check for “lazy eye”, wandering eye, farsightedness or nearsightedness. Your pediatric eye doctor will perform non-invasive tests such as shining a light into your child’s eyes, covering one eye with a patch, and examining the outer and inner part of the eye. We explain the entire process to you and your child before the examination to increase your comfort level.
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Children’s Eye Care Options
Our team has over 50 years of experience maintaining and caring for eye health. If we diagnose a vision concern in your child, we also offer care and treatment options. We may suggest corrective lenses such as eye glasses or even contact lenses if your child is able to insert and remove the lenses by his or herself. We can also instruct you on at-home exercises to improve eye muscle strength and coordination to reduce wandering eye concerns. Our Silicon Valley Eye Physician’s team supports you in your efforts to maintain the overall health of your child.
Should Your Child Be Screened for Convergence Insufficiency
Schools and pediatricians do not generally screen for convergence insufficiency. This can often go undiagnosed for decades.
Silicon Valley Eye Physicians
Silicon Valley Eye Physicians is a leading vision care provider that has been serving the community for over 60 years. Our doctors are members of prestigious organizations, including:
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology
- The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- The Cornea Society
- The California Optometric Association
We are happy to conduct examinations and make diagnoses over the phone using our telemedicine service. To schedule in-person exams for your entire family, call our Sunnyvale office at (408) 739-6200 or request an appointment online.