Pediatric Eye Care

Eye conditions can affect your child's development, from trouble learning in school to developing low self-esteem. At UNM Children's eye care experts can identify your child's condition and set up a personalized care plan to improve their vision and appearance.

Our eye doctors are specially trained in pediatric care, including care for patients with disabilities. We'll help your child feel comfortable as we examine their eyes.

Get expert care at the first sign of symptoms from the pediatric ophthalmology team at UNM Children's Hospital. Symptoms of eye disorders can include frequent squinting, drooping eyelids, eye pain or abnormal eye movements. 

Conditions We Treat

  • Astigmatism
  • Blurred vision
  • Cataracts
  • Childhood glaucoma
  • Double vision
  • Eye injuries and infections
  • Eye misalignment, including crossed eyes and wandering eyes
  • Eye problems related to cancer, diabetes or other health conditions
  • Inherited eye disease
  • Lazy eye (amblyopia)
  • Nearsightedness & farsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic nerve disorders
  • Ptosis
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Tear duct disorders and obstructions

Advanced Eye Care Services

At UNM Health our team can help with a full range of pediatric eye services, including:

  • Eye exams
  • Eye surgery
  • Eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions
  • Medications for eye diseases
  • Lazy eye therapy
  • Vision testing

Advanced Care for Complex Needs

We offer specialized care for children with vision problems caused by nervous system disorders. To make an appointment for neuro-ophthalmology care, call 505-272-2553.