Children’s Eye Exams in Wilkes Barre

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Set Your Child Up for Success

Good vision plays a vital role in your child’s development, which is why we strive to create an environment that prioritizes your child’s vision and eye health.

To help set your child up for success, we follow the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s suggested children’s eye exam schedule. Regular eye exams allow your child’s optometrist to look for early signs of disease or other visual conditions and create tailored plans that can treat or manage your child’s condition.


When your child is born, they should have their eyes examined as soon as possible to rule out any vision disorders. A red reflex test is usually sufficient to assess if your child’s eyes are healthy, but if they are at risk for developing medical problems or were born prematurely, they should undergo a comprehensive eye exam.


To keep your child’s vision on track, you should have their eyes examined when they are between 6 months and 1 year old.


When your child is ready to enter preschool, they should have their vision assessed again as they will be able to respond more accurately to certain tests.

Once your child learns the alphabet, they can have their vision tested using a standard letter chart. Though most children don’t require vision correction at this age, we’ll test for conditions like strabismus and amblyopia, and refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

School-Aged Children

Once your child enters school, they should have their eyes examined annually. However, children’s eyes grow rapidly, so if you suspect that your child’s vision has worsened, you should book an appointment for them as soon as possible so their prescription can be updated.

Common Eye Conditions in Children

There are a few common eye conditions to watch for in your child:

Focus & Alignment Disorders

Amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” occurs when one eye has not developed as it should and isn’t able to focus on objects the same way as the other. One eye may look straight ahead while the other looks in another direction.

This condition can also occur due to strabismus (misaligned eyes), where the brain “ignores” signals from the misaligned eye to avoid double vision. If you notice your child’s eyes becoming misaligned or crossing, please book an appointment as soon as possible.

Ptosis presents as a drooping eyelid that may cover the eye either partially or entirely, impairing vision.

Diseases to Watch Out For

Conjunctivitis is a viral or bacterial infection that is extremely contagious. It causes the eye to become red and watery and may produce discoloured discharge or “crusties.”

Styes are painful red lumps that appear near the edge of the eyelid, caused by an irritated or infected eyelash follicle.

If you notice your child appears to be experiencing eye-related discomfort, please book an appointment as soon as possible so their eyes can be examined.

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Visit us in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

We are located at 1114 Highway 315 Boulevard. We are in plaza 315 just south of the Mohegan Sun Casino adjacent the Woodlands Inn. If you have trouble finding us, please give us a call at 570-208-1111. For your convenience, ample parking is available.


1114 Highway 315 Boulevard / Plaza 315
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

Contact Information

Phone: 570-208-1111
Fax: 570-270-4625

Hours of Operation

10:45 AM7 PM
10:45 AM7 PM
10:45 AM7 PM
10:45 AM7 PM
10:45 AM5 PM

Services We Offer

Contacts are an excellent solution for individuals that want an alternative to glasses. We offer full exams and fittings to help you find the perfect style to suit your needs, as well as a wide selection of brands for you to choose from.

Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands

Dry eye disease can be a debilitating and uncomfortable condition that many Americans deal with daily. We offer treatments and solutions so you can find lasting relief and comfort.

Dry Eye Therapy

As we age, our chances of developing certain eye diseases and conditions increase. Regular eye exams are important for managing your ocular health and catching any issues before they can progress.

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

Often, eye conditions can go unnoticed to the untrained eye. Our experienced staff is here to pinpoint diseases and conditions like glaucoma and cataracts so we can offer solutions to help manage your condition and preserve your eyesight.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

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