What we do
Our vision is to create a world-class diagnostic and research center in order to provide care to all children who need it.
The Child Vision Center will:
- Provide specialized testing for eye-related issues using diagnostic equipment typically found only at a few, large academic institutions.
- Offer such diagnostic testing to all pediatric patients, including those referred from Cook Children’s Medical Center, the Catherine Alexander Eye Clinic, and other health care institutions and eye care professionals. Results and other necessary support will be provided to each patient’s eye care team.
- Integrate the expertise of on-site specialists – experts in cornea and external disease, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic surgery and vitreoretinal diseases – in diagnosing, treating and researching eye-related issues.
- Employ Ph.D. researchers in pursuit of breakthrough discoveries and innovations in pediatric ophthalmology.
- Provide specialized training in Fort Worth to international fellows – ophthalmologists from around the world who seek training to better care for pediatric eye patients in their home countries.
Our Equipment and Services
We will become a state-of-the-art facility that diagnoses rare disorders and seeks to discover cures. Ultimately, our diagnostic equipment will include:
- a digital imaging system to detect and monitor retinal disease in premature infants
- sophisticated devices to diagnose and monitor optic nerve disease
- scanners to detect pathology in cataractous and injured eyes
- monitors to detect and measure corneal disease, thickness and anterior segment pathology
- spatial sweep devices that measure vision in pre-verbal children