Office Address:

128 West 12th St. Suite 301
Erie, PA 16501


Office Phone: 1-814-454-6307
Office Fax: 1-814-454-6397
Optical Phone: 1-814-456-0696


Office Hours:

Monday 8:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Optical Hours:

Monday 8:00am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm


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Welcome

Pediatric Ophthalmology of Erie, Inc., the office of Dr. Nicholas Sala has been in existence for 30 years. We specialize in comprehensive children’s eye care. We see children with medical eye conditions. This may include, amblyopia (one eye does not see as well as the other), misaligned eyes (strabismus) including esotropia, exotropia, hypertropia, nerve palsies, ptosis (droopy eyelid), cataracts, glaucoma, blocked tear ducts and retinopathy of prematurity (condition in babies born prematurely).

Although our name says Pediatric, we also specialize in adults with Strabismus and Diplopia (double vision). The causes of adult strabismus may include acquired conditions like thyroid/Graves’ disease, neurological problems/Stroke, trauma, retinal detachments, diplopia after Cataract surgery, Myasthenia gravis and Nystagmus. If you are an adult and you had to patch one eye as a child you may eventually develop an eye misalignment. If you find yourself closing one eye to see you may have diplopia and require a prism in/on your glasses or may even need Strabismus surgery. We can help with these conditions. If you know an adult with double vision or a misaligned eye, please tell them we can help.

Here at Pediatric Ophthalmology of Erie, Inc. we have our Optometrist, Dr. Wesley Cox. Dr. Cox specializes in children’s eye exams. He works in conjunction with Dr. Sala in treating children with medical eye conditions. Dr. Cox allows the practice to keep children that would normally have been graduated to stay with the practice. Dr. Cox also sees the older children that have failed a vision screening where amblyopia may be suspected. This would include children up to the age of 10 that have failed a vision screening and amblyopia may be indicated.

Pediatric Ophthalmology also employs 2 Orthoptists. Orthoptists are Eye Care professionals, physician extenders who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of binocular vision disorders (using both eyes together).

Orthoptics is a discipline dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of defective eye movements/coordination such as nystagmus, convergence insufficiency, poor depth perception and amblyopia. There are only approximately 250 orthoptists in the United States and 2 of them are right here in Erie, PA!

Our goal here at Pediatric Ophthalmology of Erie is to spend the time to listen to you, do a thorough exam and treat your condition with the most up to date, most evidence-based treatments possible. We have a highly trained, caring staff willing to do what is best for you.

LATEST UPDATES – Current Studies

  1. Pediatric cataract surgery study comparing topical steroids vs Dextenza (a steroid insert) placed into the tear duct
  2. ATS 22 – Amblyopia study evaluating a patching dose monitor
  3. Myopia Progression Study – Using eyedrops to possibly slow the progression of Myopia
  4. X06 – Evaluating effectiveness/reliability of at home visual acuity testing

Dr. Nicholas Sala remains the all-time Top National Recruiter for PEDIG Studies


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