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Caring for Your Child’s Eyes
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Julie Hill, OD

  • Optometrist
  • Cleveland Clinic Lakeland Eye
  • Cleveland Clinic

Elias Traboulsi, MD

  • Pediatric Ophthalmologist
  • Cole Eye Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

As quickly as kids grow and change, so can their vision. Regular eye exams are important to make sure your child's eyes are developing normally, and early diagnosis of eye problems in children can be crucial for performing better at school or during play.

As a parent, you may have many questions and concerns about the proper eye care for your child, or eye conditions your child might have. Cleveland Clinic optometrist Julie Hill, OD, and Cleveland Clinic pediatric ophthalmologist Elias Traboulsi, MD, will answer your questions about eye care for your child, including:

• How do I know if my child needs glasses?
• What are common warning signs of vision problems?
• When should my child have an eye exam?
• What should we expect at our first eye exam?
• What treatment options are available for my child’s vision problems?

Cleveland Clinic pediatric optometrists and ophthalmologists offer comprehensive eye care for children and adolescents, from annual well-visits to diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases including lazy eye, nearsightedness/farsightedness, congenital cataracts and genetic eye diseases.

Julie Hill, OD, is a Cleveland Clinic Lakeland Eye optometrist. She treats both adults and children, and is certified and licensed through the state of Ohio. Dr. Hill received her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr. Hill sees patients at Wellington Medical Office. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hill, please call 440.647.0004.

Elias Traboulsi, MD, is Head of the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Director of the Center for Genetic Eye Diseases at Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute. Dr. Traboulsi received his medical degree from American University of Beirut in Lebanon and is board-certified in ophthalmology and clinical genetics. His clinical and research interests include the management and genetics of strabismus and congenital cataracts, and the nosology of ophthalmic and general medical genetic disorders and syndromes. He has a special interest in ocular developmental biology and ocular malformations, retinal dystrophies, childhood glaucoma and other common and rare ocular diseases of children. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Traboulsi, please call 216.444.2030.

Join us as Dr. Hill and Dr. Traboulsi answer your questions about eye care for children and educate you on the latest treatments and services for pediatric eye conditions available.

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