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The Dr. Robert and Lena Lewenson Center for Pediatric and Binocular Vision

Pediatrics and Binocular Vision

The Dr. Robert and Lena Lewenson Center for Pediatric and Binocular Vision at the Illinois Eye Institute delivers comprehensive eye care for infants, children and individuals with binocular vision disorders.

The combination of experienced optometric specialists, advanced diagnostic procedures and a wide range of examination techniques allows IEI physicians to tailor every pediatric vision evaluation for children, even if they aren’t yet talking. We make sure each child, whether an infant or a teenager, feels comfortable with any examination or treatment.

Pediatric vision testing considers children’s all-around development— after all, the sooner eye problems in children are identified, the less likely they are to hamper physical, emotional and academic progress. A number of advanced diagnostic tests are used to pinpoint the exact nature of any vision problem.

Pediatric Center Services

• Strabismus & Amblyopia

• Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

• Visual Perception Evaluations

• Developmental Disability

• Orthoptics & Vision Therapy

• Pediatric Vision Care

Binocular Vision
Binocularity refers to the eyes’ ability to complete tasks while working as an efficient team. When problems are presented, such as strabismus, doctors conduct additional testing of the binocular vision system in both children and adults to determine the specific problem and recommend treatment.

Vision Therapy
More than just seeing objects clearly, vision involves collecting information through our eyes and processing the information so that it has meaning. Vision therapy offers a progressive program of procedures to help patients develop or improve fundamental visual skills and abilities, improve visual comfort, ease and efficiency, and/or change how a patient processes or interprets visual information.

Binocular and Vision Therapy Services

• Convergence Insufficiency

• Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

• Developmental Disability

• Accommodative (Focusing) Dysfunction

• Oculomotor Dysfunction (Eye Tracking)

• Convergence Excess

About Your Visit




1 - 3 hours

The average length of time for your consultation.


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Attending Doctors

Valerie Kattouf, OD, Service Chief

Denise Alexopoulos, OD

Megan Allen, OD

Christine Allison, OD

Stephen Beckerman, OD

Kelly Frantz, OD

Helen Gabriel, OD

Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD

Colleen Govekar, OD 

Dennis Ireland, OD 

Tiffany La, OD

Dominick Maino, OD

Daniel McIntosh, OD

Yi Pang, OD

Darrell Schlange, OD

Melissa Sigler, OD

Shamalia Tahir, OD

Kelly Yin, OD