Children's eyes differ from adults in that vision develops neurologically until the age of 7. Children's eyes are the same as adult eyes in that they may have the same diagnosis found in adults such as cataracts and glaucoma, to name a few.
Your child likely received a vision screening at their pediatrician or through their school. That screening attempts to identify children who may have vision problems. If that screening alerts parents or guardians to a potential concern, Dr. Lois Townshend can help by giving your child a comprehensive eye examination, and treatment plan all while in a child-friendly environment. Upon completion of your visit with us, a report is sent to your child's pediatrician, keeping them aware of our findings and plans going forward.
Whether we use finger puppets, or pictures for children who do not yet know their letters, we have the knowledge and skills to evaluate and care for your child's eyes. As Dr. Townshend explains, "The more comfortable your child is during their examination, the more helpful information we can obtain. It is very important your child be examined in an office like ours, by a Pediatric Ophthalmologist, where we understand the needs of children."
Dr. Lois Townshend completed her fellowship training in pediatric eye care at Duke University. She has been caring for children and their families on the South Shore and Cape Cod since finishing her specialty training at Duke in North Carolina.
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