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Rady Children's Specialists

Children's Hospital Ophthalmology


Rady Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology Overview

The Division of Ophthalmology of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego provides comprehensive pediatric eye care and treatment for eye problems, including vision problems, in infants, children, and adolescents, as well as strabismus and double vision treatment for adults.

Our highly experienced Rady Children’s Hospital Ophthalmology team of medical professionals treats a wide range of ocular conditions/eye conditions in pediatric patients, including refractive errors, ocular misalignment (drifting of eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye), cataracts and blocked tear ducts. (See more conditions here.) Other areas of expertise or pediatric ophthalmology include oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, and glaucoma.

Along with our pediatric ophthalmologists, we have a certified orthoptist and three medically trained optometrists. Our orthoptist is uniquely skilled in treating children and adults with eye-movement difficulties and children with the eye disorder amblyopia. Our optometrists offer comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings for children and adults. Our optometrists offer comprehensive eye exams for a variety of both medical and refractive diagnoses/eye disorders.

For the conditions we treat, our medical professionals see patients at Rady Children’s main campus in San Diego and at our satellite locations in Escondido, Encinitas, Oceanside and Murrieta. For emergencies in children, our doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Optical Shops for Eye Conditions and Vision Problems

We offer three Optical Shops: Our primary shop is located on the Rady Children’s main campus; Optical Shop services are also offered at our satellite locations in Escondido and Murrieta. The Optical Shops offer one of the largest selections of pediatric eyeglass frames in the county. The opticians are experts at fitting both children and adult glasses.

Optical Shop hours vary by location:

To schedule an appointment call 858-309-7702

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Forms for Your Child's Appointment

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