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Three Reasons to Choose Northwest Eye for Pediatric Eye Care

Posted by: Northwest Eye in News on February 1, 2024

When it comes to the health and well-being of your child, proper eye care is essential for their overall development. At Northwest Eye, we are proud to be the largest freestanding pediatric clinic in the Midwest and are honored to be a trusted partner in safeguarding your child’s vision. With commitment to excellence, advanced technology, and a team of dedicated professionals, the Northwest Eye pediatric team offers a specialized approach to pediatric eye health. In this blog, we’ll explore three reasons why choosing Northwest Eye for pediatric eye care is the best decision for your child’s visual health.

Specialized Expertise in Pediatric Ophthalmology:

The Northwest Eye pediatric team distinguishes itself by being a leader in the specialized field of Pediatric Ophthalmology. All of our pediatric doctors are board-certified with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Led by our highly qualified pediatric ophthalmologists; Dr. Richard Freeman, Dr. W. Keith Engel, Dr. Alejandra Decanini, Dr. Catherine Origlieri and Dr. Tanya Glaser, Northwest Eye brings forth a wealth of experience and knowledge to effectively diagnose and treat the diverse range of vision challenges that children may encounter.

Comprehensive and Child-Centric Eye Examinations:

Northwest Eye Pediatric Clinic is designed with children in mind, creating a welcoming environment to help alleviate any anxieties associated with eye exams. Recognizing the unique needs of young patients, Northwest Eye goes beyond standard care by offering a child-centric approach to your visit. Equipped with specialized equipment, we ensure that children of all ages can be successfully examined at our pediatric clinics. The team at Northwest Eye strives to create an environment where the child and guardian feels comfortable and involved in every step of the examination process. This commitment to a child-friendly atmosphere is essential in fostering a positive and stress-free experience for young patients and their guardians.

Specialized Treatment for Vision Development Issues:

Devoted to addressing children’s visual health, our Pediatric Ophthalmology team focuses on a wide spectrum of visual issues, including muscle alignment disorders, subnormal vision development (amblyopia), tear duct obstructions, common problems that can be easily corrected with glasses and more.  Here are some of the services offered by our pediatric team:

  • General Pediatric Exams
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction (NLDO)
  • Amblyopia
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Superior Oblique Palsy
  • All types of pediatric eye surgery
  • Special Needs Children
  • Congenital eye problems
  • Syndromes affecting the eyes
  • Pediatric systemic disease affecting the eyes

The specialized pediatric ophthalmologists at Northwest Eye not only diagnose these issues but also provide personalized solutions, ensuring that children receive the most appropriate care for their vision development. Northwest Eye is committed to delivering optimal outcomes through expert diagnosis, compassionate care, and a child-friendly approach.

Northwest Eye has three pediatric clinics, with our newest clinic recently opening January 2024 in Minnetonka (Crosstown area). The new Minnetonka office is proudly the ONLY separate pediatric optical in the state of Minnesota, with opticians who specialize in fitting frames for children. Learn more about our new Crosstown location here.

With a child-centric philosophy, specialized equipment, and a dedicated team, Northwest Eye ensures that every child receives the highest standard of care for their vision, promoting a lifetime of healthy and clear eyesight.

To schedule your child for an appointment with one of our pediatric specialists, call us at (763) 416-7600 or Request an Appointment below!


Serving Our Community

With six locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area, Northwest Eye is among the largest eye care providers in the Midwest. Be Eye Wise and schedule a general eye exam or a specific service consultation today. We have optical  at the following offices:  Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, St. Anthony, and Wayzata, MN.

8501 Golden Valley Rd.,
Suite 100 & 200
Golden Valley, MN 55427
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12501 Whitewater Drive, Suite 110
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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12000 Elm Creek Blvd N., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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6060 Clearwater Dr., Suite 150
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Please note:
***This office will be moving to our new Crosstown location on January 1.**
New Location:
12501 Whitewater Drive, Suite 110
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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2601 39th Ave NE., Suite 1
St. Anthony, MN 55421
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250 Central Ave N., Suites 105 & 107, Optical Suite 106
Wayzata, MN 55391
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7125 Tamarack Rd, Suite 150,
Woodbury, MN 55125
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11091 Ulysses St NE., Suite 400
Blaine, MN 55434
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9801 Dupont Ave S., Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55431
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10709 Wayzata Blvd., Suites 100 & 120
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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