603 Quail Creek Suite # 100
Amarillo, TX 79124
Phone: 806-331-2020 Fax: 806-331-2023
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
What is a Pediatric Ophthalmologist?
Pediatric ophthalmologists are medical and surgical doctors (Eye M.D.s) who specialize in eye problems commonly occuring in children. These same conditions also can occur in adults. Therefore our practice caters to both children and adults. Because the brain develops normal vision between birth through about age 9 years, problems that may cause any difference between the eyes can permanently affect vision. There are many things that can cause this problem and the earlier they are diagnosed and treated the higher the chance normal vision can be obtained and maintained. Screening for and treatment of these conditions can start as early as birth as needed. A common misconception is that a child must be able to read or identify pictures to have an eye exam. This is not true. Many aspects of an exam do not require the patient to communicate so evaluation should not be delayed if any concerns exist. Another misconception iis that we see only children. That is also not true. Many adults have new or old similar problems which we are trained to treat.
.Just as you treat every person with healthy medical visits and screenings, the same should be true for the eyes.
All ophthalmologists have training in children’s eye problems, but the pediatric ophthalmologist has had additional training and practice in examining children and caring for their eye problems. If your primary care doctor suggests that your child have his or her eyes checked, a pediatric ophthalmologist will have the greatest knowledge of the possible conditions and the greatest experience in examining children effectively.
You can reach us by phone or e-mail:
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
After hours our answering service is available
to take messages at our main number (806)331-2020
Current office hours 2019:
Monday and Wednesday 12 pm to 7 pm.
Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 5 pm.
First and Fifth Friday 9 to 12 pm.
(some Fridays vary depending on availability)
Your Health is What Matters to US!!
We place an emphasis on quality and comfortable eye health for patients of all ages, and enjoy having a little kid like fun in doing so. Our office provides scheduling for appointments and procedures as well as working with most insurances to make these processes as seemless as possible. Our competent and friendly staff are available to answer any questions you have about your visit.
Conditions we Evaluate and Treat:
These are some of the areas we specialize in,
information on these conditions can be found in links on the
Amblyopia and it's causes (lazy eye)
Strabismus For Children and Adults - Eye movement problems
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Ptosis (droopy eyelid) and other eyelid disease
Pediatric Eye Tumors
Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction - watery eyes
Genetic abnormalities and other Medical conditions that affect the eye
Diplopia - double vision
General eye health care for Children and Adults including Glasses
Our office closes for inclement weather when Amarillo ISD closes.
These closings can be found on their websites or on most local news channels.