In order to maintain a safe environment for all, we have implemented a COVID-19 protocol that includes rearranged waiting room areas to allow for social distancing, instrument disinfection, thorough surface cleaning and exam room sanitizing between patients. In addition, we are limiting the number of patients we will see each day to maximize social distancing protocols and allow additional time for disinfection and cleaning.

Please review the below information re: our policies and procedures for your child's upcoming eye appointment:

  • All registration forms must be filled out and submitted online at least 24 hours prior to your child’s appointment.

  • Only one accompanying parent or legal guardian per patient will be permitted on site.

  • All patients and their parent/legal guardian will be required to wear a mask. We are asking that you arrive wearing a mask or a homemade face covering, which will be required to be worn at all times while on the premises.

  • All patients and their parent/legal guardian will be screened with a non-contact thermometer & must complete a COVID-19 related questionnaire on the day of the appointment.

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WHO WE ARE

Pediatric Optometry and Vision Care

Christine D. Squeri, O.D.

Pediatric Optometry and Vision Care is a practice dedicated to high quality eye care for infants, children, adolescents and in limited cases, adults who require specialized care.

The demand on our children's eyes is higher than ever. An eye exam that is only evaluating a child's ability to see the letters on an eye chart is missing many crucial elements. Most notably, how well the eyes work together to focus, follow and track during reading, writing and other near tasks. We provide comprehensive pediatric eye exams as well as specialized care for binocular vision deficiencies and other visual disturbances caused by Traumatic Brain Injury (concussion).  These cases may require vision therapy, prisms or other treatments.

For over 10 years, parents have depended on Dr. Christine Squeri to provide their children and adolescents specialized pediatric optometric care. She is passionate about bringing a new level of eye care to the Upper East Side for the many children and families in the area who are looking for a pediatric optometrist they can trust.

 
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WHAT WE DO

Pediatric & Adolescent Services

  • ŸComprehensive Eye Exams

  • Contact Lens Fitting & Training

  • Post-Concussion Consultations

  • Binocular Vision Consultations

  • Vision Therapy

  • Pre- & Post-Surgical Orthoptics

  • Infant Eye Exams

  • Special Needs Eye Exams​

Specialized Adult Services

  • Post-Concussion Consultations

  • Binocular Vision Consultations

  • Vision Therapy

  • Pre- & Post-Surgical Orthoptics

CONTACT LENS FITTING & TRAINING

Pediatric & Adolescent

If your child is ready to have an alternative to wearing glasses, contact lenses may be the answer.  Proper lens fit, type, manufacturer, technique, hygiene and care are essential for new contact lens wearers.  Our professional team has the experience, patience and variety of training methods suitable for your child. We will take the time necessary for your child to perfect their technique and offer as much dedicated follow-up care as they need to ensure your child is totally comfortable, fully confident and well equipped to handle their lenses on their own.

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POST-CONCUSSION CONSULTATIONS

Pediatric, Adolescent & Adult

Over 70% of your brain is involved with vision, and 80% of all sensory information goes through your eyes.  Following a concussion or other Traumatic Brain Injury (car accident, fall, etc.) a routine eye exam may appear normal though visual symptoms persist.  In these cases, treatment such as prisms, special lenses or vision therapy for neuro-optometric rehabilitation may be necessary to improve how the two eyes work together.  We also provide baseline testing to monitor improvement or to assist in future diagnosis.  If you or your child has been diagnosed with a concussion or other Traumatic Brain Injury and continues to have symptoms, you may take our Concussion Survey to assist the doctor in developing the best plan for treatment.

BINOCULAR VISION CONSULTATIONS

Pediatric, Adolescent & Adult

During a Binocular Vision consultation, you or your child's eyes will be assessed for how well they work together and how the eyes may be affecting the ability to focus efficiently and effectively. The inability of the eyes to work together may be acquired or naturally occurring, often becoming apparent when reading and near-work intensifies. If you or your child are having vision problems more serious than just clarity of vision, our Functional Vision Survey may help determine if a binocular vision evaluation is recommended. We are experienced in treating binocular vision deficiencies & other visual disturbances requiring specialized care.

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VISION THERAPY

Pediatric, Adolescent & Adult

Vision Therapy is a form of exercise for your eye muscles that improve how the two eyes work together.  When an eye muscle weakness is detected by a binocular vision exam, vision therapy may be recommended to strengthen the muscles’ connection with the brain to eliminate or minimize symptoms such as headache, eye strain, or double vision. At Pediatric Optometry and Vision Care, each patient will have an individualized therapy program designed specific to their needs.

PRE- & POST-SURGICAL ORTHOPTICS

Pediatric, Adolescent & Adult

Some strabismus surgery patients are candidates for orthoptics or vision therapy to enhance the outcome of their eye muscle surgery.  This therapy may be beneficial to both children and adults.

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INFANT EYE EXAMS

Infant & Toddler

Dr. Squeri and her staff are trained to evaluate the health and visual status of infants and toddlers, even though they can not verbalize what they see.  Hand-held equipment, patience and flexibility allow for a successful patient, parent and doctor experience.

SPECIAL NEEDS EYE EXAMS

Pediatric & Adolescent

Dr. Squeri and her staff are trained to evaluate the health and visual status of children with special needs, even if they can not verbalize what they see.  Hand-held equipment, patience and flexibility allow for a successful patient, parent and doctor experience.

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COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS

Pediatric & Adolescent

During a Comprehensive Eye Exam, your child's vision will not only be tested for sight accuracy and eye health but how well their eyes work together. Eye-brain coordination symptoms can affect your child's reading and comprehension, cause concentration issues and often headaches. A complete eye health evaluation, refraction and consultation will be performed to rule out disease or other eye related problems.  Corrective lenses, other treatments or referral to other medical specialists will be recommended, if needed.

APPOINTMENTS

 

INSURANCE:  Our office is not a participating provider with health insurance plans and we do not file health insurance claims but we will do our best to guide you.  The receipt we provide at your visit will have a medical procedure and diagnosis code to be used for your insurance or flexible spending reimbursement submission.  If you have out-of-network coverage, you can submit this receipt for reimbursement through the vision and/or medical portion of your insurance or flexible spending account.

NEW PATIENTS

Welcome!

New patient appointments may be scheduled on-line or by calling our office.

Just click the link below to  schedule a convenient time.

It's that simple!

Visit our FAQ page for common questions or feel free to contact us. 

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RETURNING PATIENTS

Welcome Back!

Returning patient appoints may be scheduled on-line or by calling our office. 

Just click the link below to  schedule a convenient time.

You may also access your MyChart account to review or update your records.

Visit our FAQ page for common questions or feel free to contact us. 

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CONTACT US

We love helping our patients stay healthy and happy.

You can conveniently schedule your appointment online or contact our office.

For common questions you may want to visit our FAQ page.  Most patients find it very helpful.  We also have an EyeQ Education page to assist patients in learning more about their eyes.

Feel free to contact us by either emailing info@pvceyes.com or filling in your information on the right and clicking send to message us.  You can also call our office at 212.410.1291 

We're here to help!

Pediatric Optometry and Vision Care

1080 Fifth Ave #1C (btw 89th & 90th)

New York, NY 10128

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1080 Fifth Ave #1C (btw 89th & 90th)