Pediatric Eye Care in Westside

Pediatric Eye Care in Westside

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Pediatric Eye Care: Why Is It Important?

  • Concerned that your baby’s eyesight may be hindering their development?
  • Do your toddler’s eyes appear misaligned?

Studies show that up to 10% of preschoolers have vision problems. However, kids generally aren't aware there's an issue, and don't complain about their eyes. It is therefore crucial to detect the first signs of vision problems before complications arise.

Give them the clear vision and healthy eyes they deserve by visiting our Westside pediatric eye doctor at Eye Center of Houston.

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4 Signs Your Child May Have a Vision Problem

  • Trouble seeing electronic screens

    Your child sits very close, tilts their head or squints to better see TVs, computer screens and other electronic screens.

  • Difficulty reading or following moving objects

    Your child often loses their place while reading, or can’t track a ball as it moves when playing sports.

  • Headaches & eye strain

    Your child complains of tired eyes or headaches after performing tasks that are visually intensive, such as reading or writing.

  • Missed milestones

    Your child may miss milestones such as crawling and walking, or show signs of poor depth perception.

For your child to successfully engage in sports and achieve their academic potential, they need to have healthy eyes and clear vision. The experienced and caring children's eye doctors at Eye Center of Houston will carefully examine their eyes and provide guidance to ensure your child’s healthy vision.


Pediatric Eye Exams: What You Need to Know

  • Baby’s First Eye Exam- 6 months old

    Though your baby won’t be able to speak yet, we can still assess their eye health. Is there anything abnormal about their eyes' appearance? Do the eyes move in unison? Can your baby’s eyes follow a toy or a familiar face in motion? Do they respond to light? Your child’s general eye health will be assessed for infection, or eye conditions such as an eye turn or potentially sight-threatening eye disease.

  • Eye Exams for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Ages 2 - 5

    At Eye Center of Houston we do our best to make eye exams fun for the little ones; we use toys and other fun objects where possible, and our eye charts for little kids feature colorful shapes or pictures that they’ll recognize. We check for poor depth perception, color vision problems, strabismus/amblyopia (eye turns/lazy eye), and problems with visual focusing. Our optometrist may dilate your preschooler’s pupils to get a better view of their retina, optic nerve and blood vessels.

  • Eye Exams of School-Age Kids: Ages 6 - 18

    For this age group, our eye care team will use advanced technologies to assess refractive errors and determine how well the visual system is functioning. This includes checking for difficulties with distance and near vision and signs of eye disease, eye-coordination problems or other health conditions.


Safeguard Your Child’s Vision, Now and In the Future

Pediatric Eye Care FAQs

How do you take care of kids
  • Make sure they wear sunglasses and a hat to protect their eyes from dangerous UV rays when outside.
  • Increase the time they spend outdoors. 
  • Make sure they eat their fruits and veggies. Fruits and veggies high in lutein and zeaxanthin have been found to protect eyes from free radical damage.
  • Schedule regular pediatric eye exams. Detecting and treating eye conditions and diseases commonly found in children, such as strabismus and amblyopia, can help prevent unnecessary struggles and vision problems later in life. The pediatric eye doctor will also check your child’s vision for refractive errors and visual skill deficiencies that might hinder your child’s development.
At what age should I bring my child for their first eye exam?

Our pediatric eye professionals recommend you bring your child in for their first eye exam at around 6 months of age. This allows your child’s eye doctor to check that their vision is progressing as expected. Early detection and treatment of certain conditions at this stage of development are essential for keeping your child’s vision and eye health on track, and can help prevent complications as they grow up.

Can I use Ortho-K lenses if I have dry eye syndrome?

While kids may wear glasses from as early as a few months of age, most kids who wear glasses tend to get them between the ages of 6 and 12. The three main conditions for which they wear eyeglasses are myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.

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- Jun. 17, 2024
The services provided was prompt and the staff were respectful and friendly. My doctor was a good li... stener and explained every procedure to me patiently.
- Jun. 14, 2024
Best environment Best staff and employees are so kind and friendly 😊
- Jun. 06, 2024
Love this place. Girls were so helpful and nice. They helped give opinion on glasses. Helped me to t... heir fullest with my insurance. Explained things thoroughly. No complaints. Such a good place. Love this eye care center. Even the guy was nice.
- May. 26, 2024
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- Apr. 19, 2024
Very good atmosphere and doctors love it
- Apr. 15, 2024
(Translated by Google) Very, very good, recommended for all ages. My experience, that of my children... and grandson, was great. (Original) Muy pero muy buena recomendado para todas las edades. Mi experiencia ,la de mis hijos y nieto fue estupenda.
- Mar. 21, 2024
Exceptional service and excellent customer care.
- Mar. 20, 2024
The best place I recommend it to anyone having eyes problems.
- Mar. 12, 2024
Best eye clinic. Dr. Richard is kind and fast and furious to diagnose the problem and answer the que... stions.
- Mar. 03, 2024
I arrived with an appointment and they were really quick , well in general they took me in the next ... day for calling in to get my daughter’s eyes looked at and they treated her amazing! Thank you guys for doing that! Now my daughter can get better with her vision !!
- Feb. 11, 2024
Wait was a bit lengthy but Drs were very thorough 💪🏻
- Feb. 06, 2024
Had a good experience, it was thorough , staff was friendly.
- Jan. 28, 2024
I really like the professionalism that's exhibited Everytime I go or take my kids. I also like the ... immediate promptness upon entering the establishment to first acknowledge me and then assist me. Not to mention the many products they offer to help with whatever issues you're having with your eyes. I would definitely recommend this business to anyone that's looking for a enjoyable and professional eye center.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Excellent place, since the check in through all process we received a professional and kind service ... and glasses were ready super fast, highly recommended. 😀
- Jan. 19, 2024
(Translated by Google) Excellent service and the lenses arrive in less than a week. (Original) Exce... lente servicio y los lentes llegan a menos de la semana.
- Jan. 16, 2024
We Always have a great experience with the team!
- Dec. 27, 2023
It was a very wow experience. No delay
- Dec. 07, 2023
Always a good experience
- Dec. 06, 2023
Very professional staff and Doctors Hundred stars.
- Oct. 03, 2023
A quick, thorough and professional examination. This is my 2nd time here and the service has always... been fantastic. Dr Yaqoob explained everything that was being done and discussed what she was seeing in my eyes and what to do about them. Thanks so much to her and all the staff, especially Carlos

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
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  • Superior Vision
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • Care Credit
  • MetLife
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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

Eye Center of Houston pediatric eye doctors can help.

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