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Pediatric Eye Care

Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on childhood eye diseases and visual development. A pediatric ophthalmologist performs eye surgery to correct eye problems in children and also uses glasses, medications, or therapy to manage the needs of the young patient. A pediatric ophthalmologist takes care of children with obvious vision problems, but also helps to manage care for children with head turns, tilts, or postures, as well as eye squinting. Because of their knowledge of strabismus, pediatric ophthalmologists also manage these problems for adults.

Pediatric Care at the Eye Institute

The physicians at Black Hills Regional Eye Institute in Rapid City, SD all specialize in areas specific to the eyes. Dr. Robert Nixon has been providing pediatric care at the Eye Institute since 1985 and is the only fellowship trained ophthalmologist in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in South Dakota. His caring approach and patience with children puts the entire family at ease.

Pediatric Services

Let Us Care for Your Child’s Visual Needs

Caring for your child's visual needs leads to successful visual development as she grows and matures. Working together - you and your Pediatric Ophthalmologist - can help improve your child's visual experience by correcting eye problems like strabismus and amblyopia. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Nixon at the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute, please contact us today. 


Robert Nixon, MD
Dr Nixon specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and procedures/glaucoma. Dr. Nixon joined the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute in 1985 shortly after it was established in 1983.
Dr. Nixon is only available at the Black Hills Rapid City location.