Let’s get the short answer out of the way first and then we will dive into the whys behind it.
If your child has a medical eye issue or has been referred to an ophthalmologist by a primary care physician or optometrist, then yes, seeing a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in pediatrics is your best bet. A pediatric ophthalmologist will have the skills and qualifications to treat your child’s unique ocular condition.
And the why? Well, children are not just small adults. They can’t always say what is bothering them. They can’t always answer medical questions and are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a comprehensive eye exam. Pediatric ophthalmologists know how to examine and treat children in a way that makes them feel more relaxed and more likely to cooperate.
Dr. Selim (as he is called by his young patients) is a board-certified ophthalmologist with more than 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric eye conditions including amblyopia. A seasoned surgeon and clinician, he is a trusted expert on all pediatric cases.
Dr. El-Mansoury is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in pediatrics, neuro-ophthalmology and corneal issues. She also specializes in soft tissue oculoplastic surgery. Although Dr. El-Mansoury also sees our adult patients, she has a special affinity for and fellowship training in the care of little eyes.
When to See a Pediatric Ophthalmologist
If you believe your child is experiencing a medical eye condition, Center For Sight has an expert team you can trust. It is our honor to provide excellent generational care for every member of your family – from the youngest to the oldest.
Our Center For Sight pediatric ophthalmology team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of many medical and surgical eye disorders in children, including, but not limited to:
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
- Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
- Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
- Pediatric cataracts
- Eye issues caused by diseases such as diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and other medical and neurological diseases
At Center For Sight, we believe that good vision – starting in childhood – is the foundation for a happy, healthy life. Our 20/Happy team is honored to offer generational care to Las Vegas families of all shapes and sizes.
For your children, we have the expertise needed to diagnose and treat pediatric eye issues early before they have the chance to lead to long-term vision problems.
Raising kids can be challenging. But providing them with quality children’s eye care can be easy. Schedule your comprehensive children’s eye exam at Center For Sight today.