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UofL Physicians pediatric eye clinic open Saturday, Dec. 8

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UofL Physicians pediatric eye clinic open Saturday, Dec. 8

Special one-day clinic for children from 8 a.m. to noon

UofL Physicians pediatric eye clinic open Saturday, Dec. 8

Rahul Bhola, M.D.

For the convenience of parents, the University of Louisville Physicians-Pediatric Eye Specialists will hold a clinic for children from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 8. This special clinic will be held at the Kentucky Lions Eye Center (KLEC) location, 301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd. at Floyd Street. Free parking is available in the KLEC parking lot.

Appointments can be made in advance by calling 502-852-7818. UofL Physicians-Pediatric Eye Specialists sees patients from birth to age 18. Major forms of insurance are accepted.

“To help parents who can’t always bring their children in to our office during regular hours, we periodically schedule Saturday clinic hours to make it more convenient,” said Rahul Bhola, M.D., director of pediatric ophthalmology.

“All preschool children, even those without noticeable eye problems, should have at least one vision screening or comprehensive eye exam before the age of five,” Bhola said. “After age five, every child should have an annual eye exam.”

To help parents, Bhola offers eight signs that can signal a child has a vision problem:

· An eye appears to be misaligned, either crossed or drifting outward

· Squinting, closing or covering one eye

· Rubbing one or both eyes excessively

· Headache, nausea or dizziness with visual tasks

· Excessive or unusual clumsiness

· Tilting the head to one side

· One or both eyelids droop downward

· A sibling or other close family member has lazy eye or other eye problems

Pediatric Eye Specialists is part of University of Louisville Physicians, the largest, multispecialty physician practice in the Louisville region, with more than 78 subspecialties, 1,200 dedicated staff professionals and nearly 600 primary care and specialty physicians. The practice’s pediatric ophthalmologists are part of UofL’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the Kentucky Lions Eye Center, which have both been at the forefront of research, clinical care and education of the next generation of leaders in the field of vision medicine. The Kentucky Lions Eye Center is a multispecialty ophthalmologic care center offering enrollment in clinical trials and the latest treatment options for diseases and conditions including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, glaucoma, strabismus, low vision and many others. The department’s LASIK and refractive surgery program is one of the most comprehensive in the region. For more information about the Department, go to the center’s web site, follow the Pediatric Eye Clinic on Facebook or call 502-852-7818.

 

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