What We Do
The Child Vision Center:
- Provides specialized testing for eye-related issues using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment – the kind typically found only at a few large academic institutions.
- Offers 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. We share results and collaborate with each patient’s eye care team.
- Integrates the expertise of on-site specialists – experts in corneal and external disease, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ophthalmic plastic surgery and vitreoretinal diseases – in diagnosing, treating and researching eye-related issues.
- Conducts research through PhD-directed programs in pursuit of breakthrough discoveries and innovations in pediatric ophthalmology.
- Provides 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.
Within our state-of-the-art facility, we diagnose rare disorders and seek to discover cures using:
- Digital imaging 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