Elks Children's Eye Clinic
The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at OHSU Casey Eye Institute offers pediatric eye care services for babies, children and young adults. The clinic provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment services for a wide range of conditions, from screening for normal vision correction and eye misalignment problems to caring for the most complicated eye conditions.
Regular vision and eye health examinations should be a part of every child’s regular pediatric health appointments, and at the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic, if there is ever a need for further evaluation or a specific concern, you can rest assured that the pediatric ophthalmologists and caring staff at the Casey Eye Institute are there for you.
With the generous support of the Oregon State Elks Association, the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic has one of the broadest collections of pediatric eye specialists in the nation and in addition to the main clinic in Portland, operates outreach clinics in other communities throughout Oregon. Watch this video for information about the Oregon Elks involvement.
The support of the Oregon State Elks Association also allows the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic to provide vision screening programs to school districts throughout the state. Learn more about the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic Vision Screening Program.
Pediatric Eye Care Services
The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic and the pediatric ophthalmology service at the Casey Eye Clinic provide services for the entire family, providing a range of support to sighted and visually impaired children and their parents. The components of the program include parent support, outreach to rural communities and county health clinics, public education, and high-risk tracking and intervention. The faculty and staff of the Elks Children's Eye Clinic at the Casey Eye Institute are nationally renowned for their clinical care and research.
The Elks Children's Eye Clinic provides full medical and surgical care of all pediatric eye problems, including the following:
- Routine eye care
- Vision assessment
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Sports injuries
- Pediatric glaucoma
- Pediatric cataracts
- Hereditary eye diseases
- Referral consultation
- Retinopathy of Prematurity
- Ocular trauma
- On-site optical shop
- Low vision specialist
- Clinical social worker
Parents' guide to children's contact lenses
Check out our video for parents to help you understand the proper way to insert and maintain pediatric contact lenses.
Glasses shaped earrings
Allison Loh, M.D., one of our pediatric ophthalmologists, was inspired by the generosity of the Elks members who donate money every year to support buying glasses for children in Oregon who cannot afford them. She started hand-making glasses shaped earrings. The glasses earrings are now sold in the Casey Eye Institute lobby, and 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Elks glasses fund.