My child may have lazy eye. Should we call an ophthalmologist during the coronavirus pandemic?
MAR 27, 2020
When reading a book, our 7-year-old child tends to want to put her head down and read with one eye. Is this lazy eye? Should we wait to call an ophthalmologist during the coronavirus pandemic?
I would call your pediatric ophthalmologist and discuss this with them on the phone. They may recommend waiting for an in-office visit when the pandemic is no longer a public health emergency. Some practices may have you send specific pictures of your child, or they may ask to do a video consultation with you. Your ophthalmologist will recommend the best course of action.