Article provided by: Coastal Eye Institute
Are you searching for a reliable clinic for your child’s eye care? The Bradenton Coastal Eye Institute eye clinic exists to treat patients of all ages who need eye care. There is no need for you to feel apprehensive about your child’s eye exam, since Coastal Eye will take special care to ensure that your child’s visit is an enjoyable experience.
If your child is experiencing any of the common signs of vision problems, you should schedule an appointment with the Bradenton eye clinic right away. Signs that your child may need to be seen by an eye doctor include:
- Squinting or blinking
- Sitting too close to the television
- Drifting or crossing of an eye
- Tilting or turning of the head
- Droopy eyelid
- Excessive tearing
- Headaches while reading
- Closing or covering an eye
- Drop in school performance
Dr. Silverman specializes in children's eye care, strabismus, amblyopia (lazy eye), and eye muscle surgery in children and adults. There is a room full of fun and discovery for your child in the waiting room that is designed to keep young patients happy while visiting Coastal Eye’s Bradenton eye clinic.
Some of the common eye problems in children include: Myopia, Hyperopia, and Astigmatism. They can all be inherited and are all treated with glasses or contact lenses. Lasik can also be considered for patients who are 18 or older with a stable prescription.
Strabismus is misalignment of the eyes. The eyes may cross in, drift out or drift up. Strabismus may be present from birth or may develop later in life. Some types of strabismus can be controlled with glasses, while other types may require eye muscle surgery. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and takes less than an hour to complete.
Choosing Dr. Scott Silverman to treat your child’s vision problems means teaming up with pediatric professionals who truly care about their patients, no matter how small in size! Dr. Silverman specializes in pediatric eye care and eye muscle surgery. He is a staff member at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, where he lectures to training physicians.
Dr. Silverman graduated with honors from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Doheny Eye Institute of the University of Southern California. He then completed specialty fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and eye muscle surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital of the Baylor College of Medicine.
Schedule an appointment for your child today at Coastal Eye’s Bradenton eye clinic if you are noticing any signs that they are having trouble with their vision. Trust your child’s eye care to the specialist from Coastal Eye who is skilled and experienced in treating children of all ages.
If you’e like to learn more about Coastal Eye’s Bradenton eye clinic, please visit online at coastaleye.com. From there, you can read in more detail about specific eye diseases and vision problems that are common in children. You can also read more about Dr. Silverman and his team. Please call Coastal Eye at 941-748-1818 if you have questions.