Pediatric Eye Care

Alexandra Williamson, OD, FAAO, FCLSA -  - Optometry

Michigan Eye and Contact Lens

Alexandra Williamson, OD, FAAO, FCLSA

Optometry & Pediatric Optometry located in Novi, MI

Your child’s vision changes as they continue growing, and it’s vital they get regular examinations to ensure good eye health and vision. At Michigan Eye and Contact Lens in Novi, Michigan, Dr. Alexandra Williamson specializes in pediatric optometry and provides comprehensive care for children, including specialty contact lenses and eyeglass prescriptions. Keep your kids’ eye health on the right track with regular exams. The eye doctors at Michigan Eye and Contact Lens service patients in Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, Commerce, Milford, South Lyon, Northville, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Plymouth, Birmingham, Livonia, Brighton, Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Township, White Lake, and Highland, MI. Book an appointment online or by calling the office.

Pediatric Eye Care Q & A

What is pediatric eye care?

Dr. Williamson provides high-quality pediatric eye care for infants, young children, and teenagers to ensure good eye health as they grow. While most schools offer annual vision screenings, all children need comprehensive eye exams that can identify eye-related medical conditions early.

In many cases, young children with vision issues can’t properly communicate their difficulties seeing clearly. Dr. Williamson performs pediatric screenings to evaluate your child’s visual accuracy. As an InfantSEE provider, she provides no cost exams for children under the age of one, who have not been previously seen or diagnosed with an eye-related condition. She also has extensive experience in fitting young children with corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses.

What can I expect during a pediatric eye exam?

Dr. Williamson offers a friendly, gentle approach to ensure your child has a pleasant experience during their exam. She performs a thorough exam that may include dilating the eyes.

Common conditions Dr. Williamson checks for include:

  • Dry eye
  • Infections
  • Holes or tears
  • Crossed eyes
  • Retinal detachment
  • Nerve abnormalities
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Chalazion (stye)
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Through regular pediatric eye checkups, Dr. Williamson can identify and treat common eye conditions early before they cause significant damage.

Does my child need glasses?

If your child has been complaining about difficulty in school, completing classwork, or seeing the board, they should have a comprehensive eye exam to check for abnormalities.

If you notice your child squinting or sitting too close to the television, they may need a vision checkup.

Dr. Williamson offers extensive experience in diagnosing and correcting vision problems in children. Even though some children may be too young to complete a traditional eye exam, Dr. Williamson can accurately measure your child’s visual ability and prescribe appropriate eyeglasses to improve their vision.

If your child needs glasses, a variety of stylish and functional children’s frames and lenses are available at Michigan Eye and Contact Lens.

How old does a child need to be to wear contacts?

Dr. Williamson is one of the few doctors in the country that is exclusively trained to fit medically-necessary contact lenses for children as young as six weeks old. She can determine if contact lenses are a suitable option for children of any age who want an alternative to prescription eyeglasses.

Contact lenses may be an effective treatment option for correcting eye conditions, such as astigmatism. If your child has a correctable eye problem, Dr. Williamson may recommend specialty lenses as a viable treatment option.

Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more about pediatric eye care.


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