• My child may have lazy eye. Should we call an ophthalmologist during the coronavirus pandemic?


    Question:

    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?


    Answer:

    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.