Children's Eye Exams in Riverside

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Take Charge of Your Child’s Visual Development

It can be difficult to tell if your child is experiencing issues with their vision, but with the help of our incredible eye care team, your child can get the help they need managing any problems with their vision and ocular health, as they grow.

Please, request your child’s appointment today and start their eye care journey off right.

Why Are Eye Exams Important For Children?

Eye exams do far more than just help determine your child’s glasses prescription. They are essential for tracking the development of your child’s eyes and detecting any issues that could impact their ability to learn and thrive.

Conditions like myopia, amblyopia, and strabismus all develop early in childhood. If left unchecked and unmanaged, these conditions could lead to eye strain, headaches, and even learning problems. Depending on the severity, some of these conditions may cause vision loss.

How Often Should Your Child Have an Eye Exam?

Follow these guidelines to see when your child should have an eye exam.

Experts recommend your baby having a red reflex test within the first few days of birth to confirm their eyes are healthy and there are no signs of issues, such as congenital cataracts.

However, you may want to consider a comprehensive eye exam if your baby was born prematurely or has a risk of health or ocular issues.

Your child should have their first comprehensive eye exam between 6 months and 1 year of age. Your optometrist will make sure your child’s eyes are developing normally and offer suggestions and advice on protecting their eyes.

The next eye exam should happen when your child is 3 years old. Around this age, conditions like myopia, amblyopia, and strabismus can manifest, so it’s important to have an eye exam to detect and resolve these issues.

Experts recommend that your child should have an eye exam just before starting school, with subsequent eye exams annually thereafter. One of the most common eye conditions that develops in school-age children is myopia. If myopia is left unchecked, it can cause issues like headaches, eye strain, and difficulty concentrating.

How To Spot Vision Problems in Children

It can be difficult to spot vision issues in your child. In some cases, your child may be too young to express that they are having trouble with their eyes.

Some of the following behaviors may be indicative of vision issues:

  • Your child sits too close to the television
  • Your child needs to hold books or other reading materials close to their face
  • Your child avoids close-up work like reading or writing
  • Your child loses their place while reading
  • Your child has frequent headaches
  • Your child has problems focusing on the task at hand

If your child has been experiencing any of these issues, please request an eye exam with a member of our team.

The Eye Exam Process

We’ll start the eye exam with a discussion about your child’s eyes, health, and family health history. We encourage you and your child to ask any questions or express any concerns you might have. The more information we have, the better we can tailor the exam to suit your child’s specific needs.

Following our initial conversation, we’ll assess your child’s eyes for any refractive errors. Conditions like myopia and hyperopia are common in children, and we use the latest technology to help detect these issues.

Once we determine if your child needs a prescription, we will assess your child’s ocular health. We may use a variety of tools, including fundus photography to detect eye diseases and conditions. If we find any abnormalities, we will help manage them to mitigate their effects, preserving your child’s eyesight.

After the eye exam, if your child needs glasses or wants contact lenses, we will introduce them to our fantastic team of opticians.

Glasses & Contacts

Choosing glasses is an opportunity for your child to find frames that represent who they are. Our opticians can guide your child through our inventory of frames and help them settle on a pair they love.

If your child is interested in contact lenses, please let your optometrist know. Contact lenses require a few additional tests to determine if they’re right for your child and to confirm the appropriate parameters. We will also help your child learn how to use and take care of their contact lenses properly.

On-Site Laboratory

We want your child to have clear vision as soon as possible, which is why we have an on-site lens laboratory to edge their lenses into their chosen frame on the same day as your child’s appointment; sometimes in as little time as an hour!

We also have a full range of specialty lenses available to help your child see better, faster!

Request Your Child’s Eye Exam Today

Your child deserves the best. Please, request your child’s eye appointment today, so we can help them achieve the clear sight they deserve!

Our Location

Both of our locations can easily be found right across the street from The Home Depot, bordering the 91 Freeway at Indiana and Madison. Our entrances are one-way only, so if you’re driving East-bound, take the first entrance with the one-way sign on your left. If you’re driving West-bound, use your second entrance to your right.

We offer plenty of parking in front of our clinics, with disabled-parking options available.

Our Address

7379 Indiana Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

Contact Information

Phone: (951) 684-7822
Fax: (951) 977-8075
[email protected]

Hours of Operations

Mondays
Closed
Tuesdays
10 AM7 PM
Wednesdays
10 AM7 PM
Thursdays
10 AM7 PM
Fridays
10 AM7 PM
Saturdays
8 AM3 PM
Sundays
Closed

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