Paediatric Ophthalmologist London

Our dedicated team of specialists is committed to providing exceptional eye care for children of all ages. With our expertise in paediatric eye conditions, we aim to ensure that every child receives the best possible vision care in a comfortable and child-friendly environment.

What is paediatric ophthalmology?

Paediatric ophthalmology is a specialised branch of eye care that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye conditions in children, from newborns to adolescents. It differs from adult ophthalmology in its approach, as young patients require special attention and care due to their unique needs. 


Common eye conditions in children

Our paediatric ophthalmologists are experienced in dealing with a range of common eye conditions affecting children. 

Blocked tear glands in babies

Many newborns have blocked tear ducts, which can lead to tearing, discharge, and eye irritation. Our specialists are skilled in diagnosing and providing appropriate treatments for this condition to ensure your baby’s comfort.


Myopia, or short-sightedness, is becoming increasingly prevalent among children due to factors like increased screen time and indoor activities. Early intervention is crucial in managing myopia to prevent its progression and potential complications like retinal detachments. Our experts are well-versed in myopia management techniques, including glasses, contact lenses, and other innovative approaches.

Refractive errors and squints

We can diagnose and treat refractive errors and squints in children to promote healthy vision development and prevent long-term complications.

Paediatric ophthalmology services we offer

At our Phoenix Hospital Group, we offer a comprehensive range of specialised services tailored to meet the unique needs of our young patients. Our services include:

  • Child-friendly eye examinations: We understand the importance of creating a comforting environment for children during eye examinations. Our ophthalmologists are skilled at engaging with children, explaining procedures, and ensuring their comfort throughout the appointment.
  • Myopia management solutions: With our expertise in myopia management, we offer personalised treatment plans to control the progression of myopia and preserve your child’s vision.
  • Visual stress and dyslexia management: We can provide solutions such as coloured lenses to help manage visual stress and dyslexia, promoting a more comfortable reading experience for your child.
Paediatric ophthalmology services we offer

What to expect at an appointment

When you visit our clinic, you can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere, specifically designed to put children at ease. Our ophthalmologists will take the time to explain each step of the examination to your child, ensuring they feel comfortable and relaxed during the process. 

You will be encouraged to be present during the examination, and we will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s eye health.

What to expect at an appointment

Our specialists

Mr Robert Longhurst

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Book your consultation

If you would like to book a paediatric ophthalmology appointment for you child, you can book an appointment by calling 0207 079 2100.

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