We recommend an appointment with an ophthalmologist if:
- your child’s eyes seem crossed
- your child has nystagmus
- your child screws up his/her eyes, blinks too often or moves closer to the TV screen while watching
- your baby’s eyes water or his/her eyes have been suppurating since birth
- one of your baby’s eyes is larger than the other
- there have been cases of sight defects in the family
- there have been cases of strabismus in the family
- there have been cases of nystagmus in the family
- there have been cases of amblyopia in the family
Thanks to the cooperation with the Children's Eye Foundation, we have published a series of educational films they created
Drew’s Infantile Esotropia
Drew was born with infantile esotropia. He was officially diagnosed at the age 4 months, but his parents started suspecting something was wrong around 2 months after he was born…
When Zoe was eight months old, her parents noticed her eyes appeared to be crossed, so they asked their pediatrician about it, quite sure the doctor would say it was natural…
Strabismus and Amblyopia – Glasses for Jaxon
Jaxon is two years and nine months old. When he was fourteen months old, he was diagnosed with strabismus and amblyopia (the so-called “lazy eye”) in his right eye…
Far-sightedness and Amblyopia – Glasses for Stuart
Our little son Stuart started wearing glasses a month before his third birthday. When he was two, we noticed he positioned himself very close to the screen when he wanted to watch TV. He also needed to have books or photos close to his eyes when looking at them…
Treating Brian’s Amblyop
Brian is a 6-year-old who was diagnosed with amblyopia, the so-called “lazy eye” at the age of five. The recording shows various methods which led to an improvement in his eyesight…
A review from the Gazeta Wyborcza daily:
Gazeta Wyborcza, Saturday, 16 October 2010.
This year’s child-friendly places list holds 81 positions. The “Child-friendly Kraków” certificate and sticker are only for the best.
110 candidates signed up for the campaign, but not all of them passed the test of the parent-and-child jury. We focused on quality, so places which proved to be only seemingly friendly were crossed off the list. We disqualified spots lacking well-equipped children’s play corners, an interesting offer for kids, changing tables or high chairs.
Today we would like to present this year’s laureates. You can safely go to all the following places with a baby even a few months old. At the same time, it is important to know that our certificates are not awarded indefinitely. If you spot any shortcomings, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) – we will intervene.
Instytut Leczenia Zeza
ul. Twardowskiego 37, Kraków
There is a separate waiting room equipped with colorful child-sized furniture, toys, coloring books, crayons, books, drawing pads, jigsaw puzzles, educational maps, a table and chairs. The interior of the doctor’s office is colorful, the staff do not use white coats. On parents’ request, the staff warms up food for babies. The Institute uses state-of-the-art equipment for examining children (a special parrot-flashlight which makes sounds). In the bathroom you’ll find special steps making it easier for children to use the toilet and sink. There’s a changing table. The doctor’s office can easily be accessed by wheelchairs thanks to a wheelchair ramp. After the test or check-up, children are rewarded with toys and stickers.