Worried that your child may be uncooperative during his or her first visit to the optometrist? These tips will help make the visit a positive experience.View Article
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Pediatric optometrist who specialize in learning-related vision problems are called "developmental" optometrists, or sometimes "behavioral" optometrists. They have extensive training in dealing with visual systems under stress, such as the demanding close work and small print required for school performance. They also have a strong background in returning lazy eyes and crossed or wandering eyes to normal vision.
Eye doctors who specialize in children's vision receive their professional credentialing through the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, becoming board-certified Fellows (FCOVD). To learn more about developmental optometrists, click here.
To find a pediatric optometrist in your area, you can visit the website of the national certifying board of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. From their home page, you will find a link to locate a doctor near you. "Fellows" are fully board-certified, having completed the credentialing process and having passed their national boards. "Associates" are doctors who are in the process of becoming credentialed.
Click in the graphic below to start the process of finding a doctor in your area. This may be the beginning of finally getting your child the help he or she needs!