D.D. asks from New Baltimore, MI on December 30, 2011
K.P. answers from Detroit on December 31, 2011
I agree with the other 2 posts. Dr. Rao is great so is omally!Dont' take her to a chain. They cant handle your three year old. I am an ophthal. assistant. You need a cyclopledgic refraction. Meaning they will put drops in her eyes which will relax the eye muscles and open up her pupil all the way to see the optic nerve, get the most accurate rx, and check eye muscles. My son had a disease where his eyes would shake, as well as a severe lazy eye. No chain office is sufficient enough to do all of the work ups.
A point of advice, when making the appointment, make sure the actual dr is taking the prescription. Not the technician and not both. I am a tech, but I wouldn't trust just anyone with my son's eyes and wouldn't want the technician to do it and then have the dr come in and put him through it again. And every ophthalmologist will do this if you don't ask otherwise. And if the rx is wrong, your child will walk around with the wrong glasses and you won't know any better since she's so young.
K.D. answers from Detroit on December 30, 2011
Dr. Rao is fantastic!
Childrens Eye Care PC
42700 Garfield Road Suite 200
Clinton Township, MI 48038
J.L. answers from Detroit on December 31, 2011
I would try Henry Ford optimeyes. One of my friends took their kids there and they have a picture/shapes chart the kids can identify. Good luck!
K.M. answers from Detroit on December 31, 2011
my kids need to see one cuz of there lazy eyes n we see dr. cukorowski hes out of baeumont. He is excellent.
A.Y. answers from Detroit on January 02, 2012
A.B. answers from Detroit on December 31, 2011
Dr. Edward O'Malley is awesome! He is at Henry Ford in Grosse Pointe Park. I also live in the Macomb/New Baltimore area and I wouldn't take my kids anywhere else. It is a little far, but well worth it. He is one of the best. Google him and you can find all kinds of information about him. He has been voted "Top Doc" in HOUR Magazine for many many years.
15401 E. Jefferson
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
K.H. answers from Detroit on December 31, 2011
I took my almost 4 yo (at the time) to my local pearle vision and he didn't need to know his letters. They checked his vision and for color blindness and this year did the air puff glaucoma test and took a picture of his eye to check his optic nerve, blood vessels, and macula. Dilation was an option but I opted to pay more and get the photo instead. I would just call first and see what services are offered.
As to the value of a chain doctor, the opthamologist at the chain I go to diagnosed my thyroid issue before my general practitioner. Sometimes these things just work out.