Pediatric and Children's Eye Doctor in Brooklyn
Pediatric and Children's Eye Care Specialists in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
Pediatric Eye Care Specialists
Our office has been focusing on families and children in the Bensonhurst community for over 10 years. Our goal is creating a beautiful kid friendly offices where children can feel comfortable visiting their eye doctor. We strive to create a warm, comfortable environment for our patients and their parents – one that makes a visit to the eye doctor an enjoyable experience.
Our doctors are experienced in comprehensive pediatric eye exams and vision care for kids 4+ years of age, preschoolers, children, and teenagers. There are many treatable pediatric eye and vision problems that are not be detected in a standard 20-20 eye exam. A comprehensive pediatric eye and vision exam is necessary
What age children do you see?
Our office examines and treats school age children 4 years and above. However, we are currently not taking new infant aged patients
Importance of Eye Exams In Children
Eighty percent of learning is visual for school children. Clear vision is critical for effective learning and performances in school children. Early detection and management of developmental issues and diseases of children's eyes lead to prompt corrections.
Pediatric Eye Exams and Eye Treatments
Whether your child struggles on a vision screening, shows unusual eye movements, or suffered an eye injury, we’re here for you. From glasses and contact lenses to patching and exercises, we provide the full gamut of eye care. This includes complete medical eye evaluations, as well as treatment for a range of eye problems, including amblyopia, astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia, tear duct obstructions, and many more. Many of our patients are successfully treated by in-office and non-surgical techniques.
We take great pride in being able to see emergencies and semi-urgent issues on the same day. We offer evening and weekend appointments and accept most insurances.
Why are Children's Eye Exams Important?
Your child discovers the world with their eyes. We are happy to see that our babies recognize us, track objects around the room and play “I spy” walking or driving our young children home from school.
Because your child’s vision is crucial for learning, playing and connecting, having their eyes tested from infancy is important. A pediatric eye exam tracks development skills and detects problems early so your eye doctor can treat them.
Children need specialized eyewear and not just adult glasses in smaller sizes.
We pride ourselves best-in-class eyewear specifically designed for kids. These glasses are colorful, stylish, durable, and most importantly — comfortable.
We know the importance of providing kids with glasses that are durable, made for comfort, and easy to wear. Not only that, but kids need glasses that fit.
We proudly offer the largest selection of unique kids eyewear in Brooklyn, NY
Non Slip, Light Weight, Flexible Children's Eyewear
Meet Our Pediatric Eye Doctor
Dr. Diana Nguyen, OD
Dr. Diana Nguyen is an attentive, detail-oriented optometrist and her pleasant and approachable demeanor allows her to develop good relationships with children. She received her doctorate at State University of New York State College of Optometry and completed a residency at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, specializing in primary eye care and low vision.
As a residency trained optometrist, Dr. Nguyen emphasizes maintaining healthy eyes, including the detection and treatment of dry eyes, allergic conjunctivitis, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Nguyen strives to provide children and adults with clear, comfortable vision through modern, affordable glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Nguyen is an Orthokeratologist certified in CRT, VST, and Wave lenses. She is also a member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopica Control (AAOMC).
What is Myopia and can it be treated?
Myopia commonly known as nearsightedness results from progressive lengthening of the eye. As light enters the eye it causes objects in the distance to appear blurry. As the eye grows longer, the prescription increases. This elongation increases the likelihood of ocular diseases such as retinal detachment, maculopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. Myopia is a multifactorial condition. Genetics play a role in the development of nearsightedness. Environmental factors such as increased near work has also been shown to be correlated with myopic progression. Fortunately, we offer three evidence-based methods that can be utilized to slow down the progression of myopia. Progressive myopia can be sight-threatening leading to ocular diseases such as retinal detachment, myopic maculopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. The earlier we control myopia, the better the outcome for your child.
While there is no cure for myopia, there are a number of treatments that can slow its progression and even halt it completely in children and young teens. Our experts work directly with each family to create treatment plans tailored to your child's specific needs.
What is Ortho-K?
Orthokeratology: also known as OK lenses, Overnight Vision Correction, Corneal Molding, and Corneal Refractive Therapy)
Ortho-K is the gentle and painless reshaping of the cornea to improve eyesight with our custom designed rigid lenses specifically for your eyes. They are worn while sleeping, in order to correct near-sightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. These special lenses are removed upon waking, the result is clear vision all day long.