Pediatric Eye Exams & Services

Helping children see their potential
Whether your child is 3 years or 16 years old, our team specializes in delivering comprehensive, dedicated, and anxiety-free optical services to sensitive young ones to help them realize their potential. Using the latest technologies and practices, we ensure each child walks away seeing the world with clearer eyes.

Why Schedule a Pediatric
Eye Exam?

You want the best for your child. Scheduling a pediatric eye exam is a smart choice and a wonderful first step in ensuring the best care for your child’s eyes and health.

Fun fact: Experts say that 80% of what your child learns in school is presented visually.

(Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2012)

What We Test For in Our Eye Exams

Setting your child up with a regular pediatric eye exam yearly starting at 6 months of age will ensure your child starts school — and life — off on the best foot possible.

Fun fact: 25% of school-aged children have vision problems

(Source:, 2015)

Our pediatric eye exams will test for:

For young children who have yet to learn the alphabet, our optometrists will conduct vision assessments using symbols instead of a lettered eye chart.

Our optometrists will have your child look straight ahead while the doctor moves their hand left and right until the child can’t see the hand.

Your child will wear a pair of 3D glasses while looking at flashing dots. This test allows our optometrists to measure how well your child’s eyes work together.

The optometrist will ask your child to follow an object with their eyes, so our optometrists can assess eye movement.

The eye doctor will briefly shine a light in your child’s eye to test your child’s pupil reaction and clouding or refractive errors.

The optometrist will engage in a series of short exercises designed to assess your child’s hand-eye coordination.

The optometrist will examine all parts of the eye: eyelids, eye area, cornea, iris, and lens, to look for areas of abnormality or infection.

What To Expect During Your Child’s Eye Exam

We recommend budgeting about 45 minutes to an hour for your exam. During the exam, your child may sit on your lap or in the hot seat themselves — whatever is most comfortable for you and your little one.

The pediatric eye exam step-by-step breakdown

Our optometrists will check each eye while your child follows our playful toys and light simulations.

Your child may be asked to identify common objects or have their vision tested with a computerized eye chart.

Our optometrist will examine whether glasses are required and assess the alignment of the eyes.

Older children may be given eye drops that make their vision temporarily blurry. Your optometrist will take a look inside the eye’s structures and assess your child’s eye health.

The optometrist will sit down with you and your child to discuss next steps — and if glasses, contact lenses, or eye care is needed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or other vision issues.

What to Bring With You on Exam Day

Your friendly WeCare optometrist will want to know about your child’s overall general health. Our staff will ask you about your child’s health history to provide better ocular care and align with your and your general doctor’s health recommendations. You’ll want to mention (if applicable) the following health history items to your WeCare optometrist:

About Our Optometrists and Pediatric Team

Our WeCare team has over 20 years of experience working with little ones (many on our team have children of their own!).

Coupled with our friendly patient navigator team, our optometrists will carefully consider your child’s comfort every step of the way. Your child is encouraged to let our team know how they’re feeling throughout the exam process.

Our doctor and patient navigator team is dedicated to providing you and your child with nothing less than the best optical care, because at the end of the day, our vision is to help you with yours.

WeCare: Focused On Your Vision

Why WeCare?

A Family-Focused, Community-Centered Eye Clinic

Eye Care Services for the Entire Family

Setting yourself up with a regular eye exam each year will ensure you’re off to the best
possible foot for whatever life brings.

What Satisfied Patients See In Us

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