Pediatric Eye Care
So much of what a young child learns is through the sense of sight, therefore it is critical that eye problems be caught at an early age. Children's eyes differ from adults because vision develops neurologically until the child is about 7 years old, and yet children can develop some of the same serious eye conditions as do adults. Most people are surprised to learn that children can develop cataracts, glaucoma, iritis and many other serious eye conditions.
Your child likely received a vision screening at school, which attempts to identify children who may have vision problems. If that screening alerted you to a potential concern, Dr. Townshend can help by giving your child a comprehensive eye examination in a child-friendly environment.
Whether we use finger puppets or flash cards for children who do not yet know their letters, we know how to test and care for your child’s eyes. Our compassionate staff are committed to making your child's experience at Associated Eye Surgeons a positive one. As Dr. Townshend explains, "The more comfortable your child is during his or her examination, the more information we can obtain. It is very important your child be examined in an office that understands the needs of children."
Dr. Lois Townshend completed her fellowship training in pediatric eye care at Duke University and has been in practice in the Plymouth area for over 20 years.