Pediatric Eye Care in Centerville

Pediatric Eye Care in Centerville

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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 Centerville pediatric eye doctor at Comprehensive Eye Care - Centerville.

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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 Comprehensive Eye Care - Centerville 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 Comprehensive Eye Care - Centerville 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. 10, 2024
Love this lil place
- Apr. 20, 2024
Fantastic!
- Apr. 13, 2024
Great place for eye care. I've been coming here for about 3 years.
- Mar. 07, 2024
Service above and beyond the norm
- Mar. 03, 2024
Everyone was happy and the staff was just excited to help me pick my new glasses as I was!
- Mar. 01, 2024
First appointment after Dr O’Neill determined I had an eye stroke and rushed to the emergency room... . We discussed my eye stroke. She is friendly and an excellent optometrist.
- Feb. 23, 2024
Super eye exam and very friendly staff.
- Feb. 19, 2024
Dr. ONeill is fantastic!!!! Highly recommend!
- Jan. 31, 2024
Dr. Downer is very patient oriented and highly skilled. Have been a patient for 20+ years. Utmost... trust in his judgment. I am a challenging patient due to a myriad of issues regarding my vision. Absolutely recommend him for optometry services.
- Jan. 26, 2024
Doctor downer has been wonderful with all of my prescriptions. The staff is beyond helpful and kind....
- Dec. 02, 2023
Great experience! First time patient, staff was extremely friendly and helpful and Dr O’Neil was ... extremely thorough, friendly and offered several options to improve my contact wear!
- Nov. 28, 2023
All service performed professionally and with pleasant manner.
- Oct. 26, 2023
IT WAS A VERY PLEASANT VISIT EVERYONE WAS SO NICE AND I FELT VERY HAPPY WITH EVERYTHING
- Aug. 26, 2023
An amazing experience! Extremely friendly and pleasantly knowledgeable staff. I will definitely retu... rn to purchase my next pair of glasses.
- Aug. 23, 2023
Dr ONeill and the entire staff were amazing!!!
- Jul. 30, 2023
Professional, friendly staff. There is a personal feel to my appts.
- May. 15, 2023
Excellent eye care in a very friendly and caring manner.
- Aug. 16, 2019
Comprehensive is always so helpful and friendly. I have been coming here for years and will continue... to do so. Highly recommend! Barb at the front desk is always especially so sweet, caring and helpful. Love you guys!
- Dec. 12, 2018
Have worn glasses and contacts for many years, Dr. O'Neill gave me the best prescription I've ever h... ad!
- Aug. 10, 2018
Very good customer service, quick appointment making

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Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Centerville

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

Comprehensive Eye Care - Centerville pediatric eye doctors can help.

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