Eye Concerns

Eye Concerns offered in Irvine, Eastvale and Corona, CA

Eye concerns often arise when you least expect them to happen, but proper preparation and care can help your child avoid lasting damage that affects their vision. At American Pediatrics, with offices in Corona, Eastvale, and Irvine, California, the highly trained team provides responsive care for eye problems, such as infections and injuries. Call the nearest office or book an in-person appointment online today. Same-day sick visits, after hours care, and telehealth consultations are also available. 

When should my child receive eye care from a pediatrician?

Your child may develop eye concerns that require prompt, responsive care to heal properly and preserve their eye health and vision. While the highly trained team at American Pediatrics can treat several eye problems, your child might need emergency eye care depending on their symptoms. 

Eye conditions that might require the emergency room (ER) include:

  • Severe eye bleeding or pain
  • Sudden vision loss 
  • Rapidly declining vision
  • Lodged object between your child’s eye and eyelid

What are some common eye concerns?

Eye care is essential if your child experiences an infection, irritant, or injury that damages their eye health or vision. Common reasons to seek help at American Pediatrics include: 

Eye injuries

Trauma to your child’s eye can cause significant damage. Common examples of eye injuries include poking from a sharp object, laceration to the eyelid or eye, or impact from playing sports. 

Eye infections

Eye infections can cause pain, swelling, irritation, and redness. The most common problem is pink eye (conjunctivitis), which is an eye condition that is contagious and uncomfortable. 

Eye irritation

Chemical solutions and other irritants, such as fragrances, can cause eye damage and affect your child’s vision without prompt care. 

How are eye concerns treated?

When you schedule your child’s visit for an eye concern, the team at American Pediatrics provides the support and guidance to protect your child’s eye before their appointment. Depending on your child’s concern, they might recommend:

  • Flushing the affected eye gently with clean water
  • Not touching or rubbing their eyes 
  • Applying a protective barrier 

One of the most important things you can do for your child is to remain calm. If your child requires eye care, the team prioritizes same-day visits and can schedule your child in for treatment. 

They always ensure that your child not only receives the best care possible, but makes the process simple. After hours care and telehealth consultations are always available to families who need increased access to their provider. 

To learn more about your child’s treatment options for eye concerns, call American Pediatrics or book an appointment online today.