PEDIATRICEXAMRESIZEDOne of Dr. Tolsma's greatest passions is serving his community by performing pediatric eye exams.

A pediatric optometrist specializes in the care of children’s eyes. Dr. Tolsma has experience and expertise in examining children and has the greatest knowledge of possible conditions that affect the pediatric patient and his/her eyes.  Neurologic development of vision occurs up until approximately the age of 12 years. Misalignment of the eyes (strabismus), uncorrected refractive error (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism), and asymmetry of refractive error (anisometropia) between the two eyes can negatively affect this development and cause amblyopia (“lazy eye”).  If these conditions are diagnosed and treated early, good vision can develop and can be maintained.