Infant and Children's Eye Exams in Northern Nevada

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Protect Your Child’s Gift of Sight

There’s no doubt that being a parent is a full-time job. From soccer practice to sick days, you are your child’s number one provider for everything they need. But when it comes to managing their eye health, it’s easier said than done.

This is where the team at EyeZone comes in. Our optometrists are here to answer all of your and your child’s questions while also providing the same high-quality care our patients expect. With our help, taking care of your child’s visual needs just got a little easier. Start your child’s eye care journey today. Please, book your appointment.

What to Expect from an Eye Exam

It’s not often we hear about a child who is excited to have an eye exam, especially if it’s their first. However, our optometrists work hard to provide a calm and comfortable experience so your child is getting the best care possible.

Once our doctor introduces themself to you and your child, we will personally escort you to the exam room where we will:

We will start each exam with a conversation regarding your child’s eye health and well-being. During this discussion, we will make sure all of your child’s health history and family’s health history is up-to-date to determine if any health issues could affect your child’s eyes.

Please feel free to ask any questions or address any concerns you have during this conversation! The more information you provide, the better we can orientate the exam for your child. Once we have confirmed your child’s health information, we will get started on the rest of the exam.

Visual acuity is how sharp your child’s vision is without glasses or contact lenses. You might even recognize some of the equipment you use during this part of the exam, including a Snellen eye chart and a lens-comparison device known as a phoropter.

After determining your child’s prescription, the next step is to look for signs of eye disease. Many eye diseases develop without symptoms, but over time they can damage various parts of your child’s eyes, causing vision loss.

We can diagnose many diseases by looking at the interior of your child’s eyes by using devices and techniques like ocular coherence tomography (OCT).

We conclude the exam by providing you with our findings and recommendations to maintain your child’s ocular health and vision. If your child needs glasses, we will have them visit our optical team to find frames that feel comfortable and look great!

Please let us know before your appointment if your child is interested in contact lenses. We will need to perform a little extra testing to ensure your child can wear contacts safely and comfortably.

When Should Your Child Have an Eye Exam?

After birth, your child’s eyes are continually developing! Because we want to ensure your child’s eyes develop normally, we recommend taking your child for a series of eye exams throughout their early life.

Your child deserves comprehensive eye care even at the earliest stages of their life. Our team checks that your child’s eyes are developing as they should be by bringing them an eye exam between six months and one year of age.

Your child should have their next eye exam between the ages of three and five. Certain eye issues like myopia (nearsightedness), strabismus (crossed-eyes), and amblyopia (lazy eye) can develop around this age, and catching these early will help protect and preserve your child’s vision.

Your child should have an eye exam once before starting grade school and every year after that. Because your child depends on their vision the most during this time, we want to make sure their eye health and vision are taken care of so they can play and learn with ease and comfort.

Does Your Child Show Signs of a Vision Problem?

It’s not easy to tell if your child is experiencing a vision problem, especially if they are too young to speak!

But, there are signs you can look for if you suspect your child is experiencing a vision problem. These signs include:

  • Constant eye rubbing
  • Headaches
  • Trouble playing sports, learning in school, or focusing on projects
  • Sitting close to the television or other presentations
  • Difficulty seeing far distances

Certain issues like myopia, strabismus, and amblyopia can develop in young children, but we can help diagnose them and provide you with a treatment plan.

The InfantSEE Program

We believe every child is deserving of quality eye care, so we proudly participate in the InfantSEE program. InfantSEE provides one eye exam at no cost. Regardless of your income or ability to pay, your child, between six months and one year, will receive a comprehensive infant eye exam, free of charge.

Find the Eye Care Your Child Deserves

No matter how old your child is, we will treat them with the same care and respect we treat all our patients. If your child is struggling with an eye problem, please contact us today to book an appointment.

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Midtown Reno

Find us S Arlington Avenue. Access our parking from Marsh Avenue, just south of our building.

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Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

West Reno

Find our location on the NE corner of South McCarran Blvd. We offer spacious parking around our entire building.

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Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

South Reno

Find us right next to Sierra Pediatrics. We offer parking behind our building.

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Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Carson City

Find our location in beautiful Carson City Plaza. Parking is plentiful around our building!

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Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Lake Tahoe

Find us at the Kingsbury Center. We offer plentiful parking in front of our location.

 

 

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Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Fallon

Find our Fallon location right on Maine Street. Parking is available in front of our building.

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Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM1 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find us S Arlington Avenue. Access our parking from Marsh Avenue, just south of our building.

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find our location on the NE corner of South McCarran Blvd. We offer spacious parking around our entire building.

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find us right next to Sierra Pediatrics. We offer parking behind our building.

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find our location in beautiful Carson City Plaza. Parking is plentiful around our building!

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find us at the Kingsbury Center. We offer plentiful parking in front of our location.

 

 

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM3 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find our Fallon location right on Maine Street. Parking is available in front of our building.

Contact Information

Hours of Operations

Monday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM1 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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