Ophthalmology at Norton Children’s

Ophthalmologists with Norton Children’s diagnose and treat all types of ocular (eye) conditions in children. Norton Children’s offers one of the country’s few ocular oncology programs. We provide a broad spectrum of services, from eye cancer care to consultations, routine eye exams, evaluations and surgery.

When Should My Child See a Pediatric Ophthalmologist?

Your child’s primary care provider or pediatrician may notice that your child is having trouble seeing or showing signs of a vision condition. He or she may refer your child to a pediatric ophthalmologist. If you notice an issue with your child’s vision, you can take your child to an ophthalmologist. If your family has a history of eye conditions (eye tumors, childhood cataracts, lazy eye, wearing glasses), you may want to take your child to a pediatric ophthalmologist.

Pediatric ophthalmologists are specially trained to identify, treat and manage eye conditions in children. They have attended medical school (optometrists have not) and completed one year of medical or surgical internship, an ophthalmology residency and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology. They can perform surgery, microsurgery and laser surgery, and are trained to care for the most complex eye conditions.

Collaboration With UofL School of Medicine for Your Child’s Care

Our providers offer highly skilled care for your child. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. These doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care in the 21st century through clinical research and education.

The Norton Children’s Difference

With a 125-year presence in Louisville, Norton Children’s is a leader in pediatric care across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, providing an expanded footprint that includes:

Norton Children’s Offers Specialized Programs and Services, Including:

  • Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center, which is one of the oldest oncology programs in the U.S. and continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
  • Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Norton Children’s heart transplant surgeons performed Kentucky’s first heart transplant in a newborn in 1986, making the hospital the second site in the United States for infant transplants. Norton Children’s Hospital is home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
  • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, including a Level 3 epilepsy center
  • Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation
  • The Wendy Novak Diabetes Center
Ophthalmology -5437

Ophthalmology at Norton Children’s

Call for More Information

(502) 629-KIDS

How to prevent Little League shoulder

While an abbreviated major league season is just getting underway, much younger pitchers and catchers have been playing at baseball fields across the U.S. As baseball is one of the youth sports where it is […]

Read Full Story

What to expect at a doctor’s appointment

Keeping healthy during this time is crucial — when was the last time your child saw their doctor? Norton Children’s practices and facilities have resumed all services as before the coronavirus outbreak, while taking extra […]

Read Full Story

How to prepare your child for seeing face masks at the doctor’s office

When was the last time your child saw their pediatrician? Norton Children’s practices and facilities have resumed all services as before the coronavirus outbreak, while taking extra precautions to keep you and your child safer. […]

Read Full Story

Joint pain in children: When to get help

Maybe it’s growing pains or the kind of soreness that any active kid is going to experience. But when is joint pain in children something to take seriously? If joint pain, swelling or stiffness lasts […]

Read Full Story

Safe baby sleep: What parents need to know

According to Safe Sleep Kentucky, the state’s infant mortality rate is almost double the national average. Safe sleep practices can reduce the risk of any infant dying. What do parents need to know about safe […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

How to prevent Little League shoulder

While an abbreviated major league season is just getting underway, much younger pitchers and catchers have been playing at baseball fields across the U.S. As baseball is one of the youth sports where it is […]

Read Full Story

What to expect at a doctor’s appointment

Keeping healthy during this time is crucial — when was the last time your child saw their doctor? Norton Children’s practices and facilities have resumed all services as before the coronavirus outbreak, while taking extra […]

Read Full Story

How to prepare your child for seeing face masks at the doctor’s office

When was the last time your child saw their pediatrician? Norton Children’s practices and facilities have resumed all services as before the coronavirus outbreak, while taking extra precautions to keep you and your child safer. […]

Read Full Story

Joint pain in children: When to get help

Maybe it’s growing pains or the kind of soreness that any active kid is going to experience. But when is joint pain in children something to take seriously? If joint pain, swelling or stiffness lasts […]

Read Full Story

Safe baby sleep: What parents need to know

According to Safe Sleep Kentucky, the state’s infant mortality rate is almost double the national average. Safe sleep practices can reduce the risk of any infant dying. What do parents need to know about safe […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.