Nashua Eye Associates proudly offers the services of pediatric ophthalmologist and adult strabismus specialist Dr. Vicki Chen. Dr. Chen has fellowship training in medical and surgical eye disorders that specifically affect children. She takes time from Tufts New England Eye Center to see patients in Nashua one day a week.
Childhood eye disorders can have lasting eyesight impact into adulthood. For example, misalignment of the eyes, or “strabismus”, is where an eye may turn in or out. Strabismus may benefit from treatment by glasses or surgery. If left untreated, strabismus may result in a lazy eye, or “amblyopia”, a common adult reason for blurry vision. Other common childhood ocular disorders are nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, eyelid lesions, and blocked tear drain.
Adults, like children, sometimes have strabismus. Pediatric ophthalmologists are considered the best specialists to examine and treat adults with misalignment of the eyes because of their extensive experience with the disorder in children.
Nashua Eye is delighted to provide the services of Dr. Chen. As a pediatric ophthalmologist, her specialty medical and surgical skills are in high demand, as most pediatric specialists see patients only in a large city or university setting. Dr. Chen conveniently operates at local Nashua hospitals.