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Pediatric Eye Exam

Building a bright future

Pediatric Eye Exam

Protect your CHILD’S eyes with regular eye exams

Pediatric Eye Exam, Tampa, FL 

Your child’s vision plays an important role in their growth and development. Our experienced and friendly optometrist, Dr. Neil Patel, specializes in diagnosing and treating eye problems in children of all ages, including infants and toddlers. With a real passion for pediatric eye care, Dr. Patel is dedicated to providing the best eye care for your child. 

When does your child need to visit the eye doctor?  

Children’s vision can change rapidly as they grow, so regular eye exams are essential to detect any vision problems that might affect their growth and development. The American Optometric Association recommends that children have their first eye exam at 6 months, another at age 3, and again before starting school. After that, they should have eye exams every two years or more frequently if recommended by their eye doctor. 

Why are eye exams important for children?    

Eye exams are crucial for children as vision has a significant impact on their self-esteem, independence, performance in sports, and ability to learn and socialize. Nearly 80% of learning is visual, which means regular eye exams are critical to ensure children’s academic success. During your child’s eye exam, Dr. Patel will make sure your child has all the visual skills they need for effective reading and writing. He will also check for a range of other eye issues such as lazy eye or crossed eyes.  

What to expect during a pediatric eye exam 

At our practice, we customize pediatric eye exams to meet your child’s specific needs. During the exam, Dr. Patel will conduct various tests based on your child’s age. Our children’s eye exams typically include discussing your child’s medical history, checking their vision and eye alignment, assessing the need for glasses, evaluating eye health, and prescribing glasses if needed. 

If your child needs glasses, we have a range of children’s eyewear in exciting colors and designs. Our eyewear consultants can help you find the perfect lenses and frames for your little one.  

Ensure your child’s success in school and beyond

Schedule a pediatric eye exam in Tampa 

Make sure to schedule regular pediatric eye exams to catch any issues early and ensure your little one has healthy, clear vision. Give us a call today in Tampa to book your child’s eye exam and keep their eyes in great shape! 

Services at I-Care Optical

Eye Exams

We customize our eye exams to fit your specific needs. Whether you're looking for an eye exam, contact lenses, or pediatric eye care, you can trust you’re in capable hands. 

Specialty Eye Care

At I-Care Optical, we’re here to meet all your eye care needs, from managing chronic eye diseases to treating everyday eye discomforts.  

Optical Boutique

We offer a full range of designer frames, lenses, and sunglasses for adults and the little ones as well. For contact lens wearers, we have a variety of contact lenses to choose from.