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
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
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!View on Google
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:-)View on Google
A Lifetime of Healthy Vision Starts Now
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:
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:
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.