Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Slingerlands, NY

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Slingerlands, NY

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Slingerlands, NYPediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Slingerlands, NY

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Ophthalmology now finds it essential that all ophthalmologists cease providing any treatment other than urgent or emergent care immediately. … This is an existential crisis. We as physicians must respond to it and support our colleagues and our communities. Be safe.” – American Academy of Ophthalmology

  

In compliance with this, and a variety of other local and national guidelines, we have canceled all routine examinations. This extraordinary step has been taken for the safety of our patients, staff, and the community at large. 

We are able to arrange in-person examinations on a case-by-case basis for pediatric eye urgencies or emergencies only. Urgent evaluations must be arranged by phone in advance of the visit. We request that one adult accompany the patient and other children remain at home if possible, to minimize the number of contacts for everyone. All patients and family members must NOT have: fever, cough, shortness of breath, or contact with a patient diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 

We are also available for telehealth for routine visits if interested. Telehealth may include video conferencing when appropriate. Patients and families should be aware that telehealth visits are billed in a similar manner as in-person visits and require similar copays and deductible obligations. Please also be aware that telehealth visits are intrinsically limited, and it is not possible to obtain certain information, including but not limited to: visual acuity, eye pressure, ocular alignment, refraction (need for glasses), and dilated or microscopic eye examinations as well as could be done with an in-person examination. 

We are rescheduling routine appointments with a place holder date, typically several months into the future. However, we remain uncertain as to what the future holds and will only resume routine examinations when it is safe to do so. In the interim, we will check our phone messages regularly, 518-533-6502. 

We plan to move our office to a new location, 920 Albany Shaker Rd. in Latham, NY. The initial plan was to start seeing patients at the new office on June 1, 2020. At this time, we are unsure if the COVID-19 pandemic will force us to adjust our move date. We will continue to update this website as conditions change.

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We're Moving!

Projected in June 2020, our practice will be moving! 

Our new address will be: 


920 Albany Shaker Rd. Suite 101

Latham, NY 12110


ALL phone and fax numbers will remain the same. 

About Us

Additional Information

Children’s Medical Eye Consultants, PLLC is the largest ophthalmology practice dedicated primarily to pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus in the Albany, NY area. We offer evaluation and treatment, both medical and surgical, in a wide range of diseases effecting children’s eyes, including strabismus (misaligned eyes), blocked tear ducts and amblyopia ("lazy eye"). We also treat adults with strabismus (misaligned eyes) and double vision. All three physicians in the practice have completed rigorous training, including medical school, residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. There is also a full time orthoptist extensively trained in ocular motility, double vision, prisms and orthoptic exercises. We are accepting new patients and would be happy to hear from you.

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Contact Us

To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, please give us a call at (518) 533-6502 

If you would like to send us a fax, you can do so at (518) 533-6505 

Children's Medical Eye Consultants, PLLC

1220 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, New York 12159, United States

(518) 533-6502

Office Hours

Mon

08:00 am – 04:00 pm

Tue

08:00 am – 04:00 pm

Wed

08:00 am – 04:00 pm

Thu

08:00 am – 04:00 pm

Fri

08:00 am – 04:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

We are closed Monday-Friday from 12pm-1pm for lunch. 

New Patient Paperwork

If you have a new patient appointment coming up, and would like to fill out the forms ahead of time, feel free to print these out and bring them with you to your visit.