Special Needs Pediatric Vision Care

The Special Populations/Pediatric Visual Impairment Service provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive eye care for our patients who require services beyond standard primary eye care.

  This includes, but is not limited to, patients with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, hearing impairment and visual impairment.

Through years of experience working with this population, we have gained an understanding of the visual, educational, and developmental needs of children with low incidence disabilities.

The visual system can be evaluated using objective techniques that are less or not at all dependent on the child’s ability to

respond. Using this data, spectacles or low vision devices can be prescribed that meet the individual visual needs of each child, to augment daily living and allow the child with visual or developmental impairment to function better in the classroom setting.

Consultation services can be provided to other professionals working with these children, including comprehensive vision reports that provide individualized classroom recommendations necessary to maximize the visual functioning of each child.

Our faculty or residents may also be able to provide materials to support IEP/IFSP meetings at the parent’s request.

Let our Special Populations/Pediatric Visual Impairment Service offer your special needs child caring and comprehensive visual services.