We’re a family-friendly, locally-owned practice here in League City that kids love and parents trust, and we’d like to show you how we take the absolute best care of your little ones.
Why Pediatric Eye Care Matters
Every parent wants the best for their children — socially, developmentally, and throughout their lives — and children rely on their vision a great deal while they’re growing and learning. If they can’t see the world around them clearly, they can struggle to read, write, perform athletically, or even socialize.
Children can develop vision issues such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism at an early age. They’re also at greater risk for certain eye conditions, such as strabismus (crossed eyes) and amblyopia (“lazy eye”). We offer children’s glasses for patients as young as three years old, and all-ages eye disease treatment, to make sure your children see clearly during these critical years.
How Often to Have
Pediatric Eye Exams
How often your children need to have an eye exam depends on their age. We start with infant eye exams at as young as six months old, because that’s the approximate age at which eyes can work together to focus on objects, and your baby will begin to use their eyesight more in exploring the world around them.
From that point, you’ll want to make sure they’re hitting certain developmental milestones — your eye doctor will determine an appropriate exam schedule for your child’s needs. Starting around age six and through adolescence, we highly recommend an annual eye exam to maintain good eye health.
Glasses & Sunglasses
The answer to your child’s vision needs is often simply the right pair of glasses. We really enjoy working with children, and our opticians do an excellent job of getting them pumped up about finding a pair of glasses that not only fit and correct their vision, but that they’ll love and wear without hesitation.
To us, the most important place to start is the glasses’ fit, but to your child, it’s how they’ll look every day. We keep children engaged throughout the process with child-friendly tools like iPads, and offer many different colors and shapes to help them find a pair just for them.
Contact Lenses for Children
For children old enough to benefit from contact lenses, we offer contact lens examinations and fittings. Contact lenses do require some responsibility, so we take time during their initial fittings to teach them how to put in and take out their lenses, as well as clean and care for them.
Ortho-K & Myopia Control
A type of specialty contact lens that works particularly well for children with myopia is Ortho-K, short for orthokeratology. Ortho-K lenses are worn while a patient sleeps, and gently reshape the cornea throughout the night. This creates better vision during the day, and can slow or stop the progression of myopia.
Our League City
Pediatric Eye Doctors
At Elite Vision Care, each and every one of our friendly staff understands the importance of pediatric eye care, and how clear eyesight can help children develop healthily and lead happier lives. We take pride in setting up our pediatric patients for success through quality eye care — by using child-friendly optometric technology, taking the time to illustrate the benefits of corrective eyewear and clear vision, and helping children feel good about coming to the eye doctor.
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Schedule a Pediatric Eye Exam
The earlier we start the eye care journey with children, the better their results! Come bring the whole family to Elite Vision Care and see the difference we can make in you and your children’s lives.
We make it easy to schedule an appointment online, and we’re open six days a week to make our care as accessible to you as possible, so plan your visit to Elite Vision Care today!