The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at CHAM is dedicated to helping children improve and maintain their vision. Vision is one of our most vital human functions—imagine a world in which it's difficult to see while you're doing school work, studying , reading, playing with friends or doing any other daily task. Taking precautions to protect your vision is essential. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association, early detection and treatment of many sight-threatening diseases may cure or slow the progression of vision loss. Fundamental to our approach to care is research aimed at providing patients with the most innovative treatment options available.
In addition to regular checkups, we offer treatment and services across a broad spectrum of diseases and disorders that affect the eyes, including:
• Eye conditions associated with diabetes, such as diabetic retinopathy, a disease in which
changes to the blood vessels around the retina can cause vision loss or blindness
• Eye trauma and infection
• Glaucoma, an eye disorder in which the optic nerve is damaged, permanently damaging vision in the affected eye and leading to complete blindness if left untreated.
• Nearsightedness, Farsightedness and Astigmatism
• Optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve
• Uveitis, or the swelling and irritation of the eye's middle layer
Our department is nationally recognized as one of the largest in the New York metropolitan region. Get your child the care they need at several eye care locations available to meet all of your vision needs.