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Pediatric Ophthalmology

Early detection and treatment of eye health issues by a pediatric ophthalmologist can provide your child with a lifetime of healthy vision.

Our board-certified pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Jeffrey Leen, has specialized training to improve the vision of children of all ages.

Why do so many parents trust Dr. Leen of Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons in Garnerville, NY, with their children's ophthalmology needs? 

Meet Dr. Jeffrey Leen

Our pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Jeffrey S. Leen, is a board-certified and fellowship trained physician, meaning he has additional education and experience that many eye doctors do not have. Dr. Leen has extensive experience working with children and our entire staff makes every effort to ensure all our pediatric patients feel comfortable and safe when they come to our office for ophthalmology treatment. In addition, our pediatric ophthalmologist provides care for many children with disabilities or special needs who have specific eye care requirements.

Why Choose Our Ophthalmology Center for Pediatric Care

  • Our West Nyack and Garnerville, NY, vision care specialists are specifically trained to serve the unique needs of children, from newborns to teenagers.
  • Dr. Leen, our pediatric ophthalmologist, and our entire medical staff are dedicated to making your child’s experience at the eye doctor an enjoyable one.
  • Our board-certified doctors will always try to avoid surgery to correct vision problems. However, if it is needed, our team is extensively trained in advanced surgical techniques.

5-Stars for Our Garnerville, NY, Eye Practice


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Dr. Leen is wonderful! He’s been seeing my kids for 4 years now. He’s super thorough, and we all like him a lot! The entire office is super friendly too... A++++! Highly recommend!

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Everyone was super friendly and professional! Thank you, Mary-Ann & Dr. Leen, who was very patient in explaining to my son with a disability that he didn't need eyeglasses for the time being:-)

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A Lifetime of Healthy Vision Starts Now

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Correcting vision issues early through pediatric ophthalmology can give your child the opportunity to thrive. Our ophthalmology team has experience treating patients of all ages and needs at our trusted Rockland County, NY, ophthalmology practice. We pride ourselves on educating both parents and children on how to protect eye health and prevent childhood eye conditions.

When Should Eye Care for Children Begin?

Our pediatric ophthalmology specialist recommends bringing your child in to either our Garnerville or West Nyack, NY, office for their first eye exam around age three. This is when a child is typically able to identify simple pictures on an eye chart. An additional appointment is recommended when the child reaches kindergarten. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye problems in children is critical in order to prevent any disruption to normal visual development.  

Reasons for Ophthalmology Treatment from Dr. Leen

Parents should always make sure to set aside time to take their child to routine ophthalmology exams. This is especially important if their medical history includes: 

Premature Birth


Fails a Vision Test

Juvenile Diabetes or Arthritis

Family History of Eye Disease

Eye Conditions in Children

Dr. Leen, our Garnerville, NY, pediatric ophthalmologist, can diagnose and treat these eye conditions and more:

  • Strabismus, or crossed eyes
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Amblyopia, or a lazy eye
  • Muscle weakness or issues

In addition, some children may also be at risk of developing cataracts or glaucoma. Some children are born with these conditions, while other children can develop them at a young age. In cases of strabismus or amblyopia, eye patching therapy or surgery may sometimes be required for treatment.

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Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Our board-certified and experienced physicians are dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate, and ethical ophthalmology care. Our team includes a Spanish-speaking doctor and staff and we are also members of renowned vision organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

To schedule a consultation at one of our modern locations, call us at (845) 624-4455 or request an appointment online.

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1 Crosfield Ave
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West Nyack, NY 10994

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171 Ramapo Rd
Garnerville, NY 10923

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