Dr. Petersen is a fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist who is specifically skilled in being able to detect problems of the visual system from infancy through adulthood.

His scope of practice includes:

Amblyopia (lazy eye)
Strabismus (eye misalignment)
Refractive Errors (near/ farsightedness)
Eye Exams for Children with Developmental Delays

Development of the visual system occurs early in life. The greatest part of this development occurs during the first year of life. Because so much is taking place at such a young age it is critical that detection of any vision problems be made as soon as possible so that permanent problems can be avoided.

Your child's pediatrician will perform several vision screening exams as your child grows. Any eye or vision abnormality found could prompt a referral to Dr. Petersen for further testing and treatment. Please call or alert your child's doctor if you notice any of the following:

Poor eye contact
Shaky or wobbly eyes
Eye bulging
Tilting or turning of the head
Crossing or wandering eyes
Redness of the eyes that doesn't go away
White spot in the eye
Goopy eyes
Saggy or droopy eyelids
Continuous watering or discharge
Unusual red reflex from the eye in photos