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Pediatric Eye Care

We provide a full range of pediatric eye care services, as well as expertise for complex and rare problems that require a high level of skill and state-of-the-art technology. 

Eye Care Expertise at UVA

Compared to other pediatric eye doctors in the area, we:

  • See more children with visual issues due to stroke, head injury and developmental problems
  • Perform assessments of eye movement and the anatomy of the back of the eye
  • Offer more extensive experience with head injuries and craniofacial abnormalities (skull development problems).

Conditions We Treat

  • Dry eye
  • Eye muscle problems
  • Eyelid and facial spasms
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia)
  • Inflammatory eye disease
  • Lazy eye (amblyopia)
  • Nearsightedness (myopia)
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Ptosis
  • Retinal detachment
  • Uveitis
Standout Eye Expertise


Though rare in children, cataracts can ruin visual function. We’re able to remove cataracts early on and can also replace the eye lens if necessary, a recent innovation.


Treating glaucoma in children can be quite difficult. At UVA, we have doctors specially trained in a laser procedure that can control this disease. 

Brain Conditions

We evaluate and treat children to try to prevent vision loss from damage caused by tumors, inflammation or congenital problems.