A pediatric ophthalmologist is a medical doctor that has taken specialized training for the care of children’s eyes. Misalignment of the eyes (strabismus), uncorrected refractive error (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism), and asymmetry of refractive error (anisometropia) between the two eyes can affect the development of children’s eyes and cause amblyopia (“lazy eye”). By treating these disorders early, vision can develop better and can be maintained.
Orthoptics is an allied health profession in Ophthalmology. Orthoptists deal with non-surgical treatment and examination of conditions such as strabismus (misalignment of the eyes), refraction error, and amblyopia (a lazy eye). Orthoptists are trained to see children and adults but primarily children. Orthoptists work with a pediatric ophthalmologist.
Lindsay grew up in Saskatoon. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Then she completed her Orthoptics training in Vancouver and Saskatoon. After she obtained her certification from the Canadian Orthoptic Council, she started working at Saskatoon Eye Surgeons in July 2013. She likes spending her free time playing fastball and volleyball.