Kid’s Eye Exams in Plainville

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Serving Your Child’s Vision. Improving Their Quality of Life.

From reading the whiteboard to playing sports with friends, your child relies on their vision to perform, learn, and experience life.

At Higgins Brothers Vision Care, we understand how important it is to keep your child’s vision clear and comfortable.

Using state-of-the-art technology and pulling from our years of eye care experience, we can detect, diagnose, manage, or treat any issue your child may have with their vision. By championing your child’s eyes, we can help them live life with confidence and clarity.

Your child’s future is clearer at Higgins Brothers Vision Care.

Your Child’s Eyes Are Constantly Growing & Changing

From the moment your child is born, their eyes are constantly developing new visual skills that will serve them for the rest of their life, and comprehensive eye exams can help support your child’s eye development and preserve their vision.

However, children can also develop particular eye and vision problems at an early age. Our compassionate, care-focused approach can help detect these issues, even if your child may not know they’re having trouble with their vision.

As a parent, you could also look for signs of a vision problem, like reading problems, squinting, or head-tilting. If you notice these issues, please book them for an eye exam so we can provide the care they need.

Why Should Your Child Have an Eye Exam?

Eye exams are the first step in maintaining your child’s vision quality and eye health, and we use a number of modern techniques and technologies to get a deep look at your child’s eyes.

Our extensive pre-test process, performed by our compassionate support staff, assesses your child’s eye health using high-tech OCT imagers, autorefractors, and more. Each device we use is as comfortable as it is comprehensive, so your child can stay relaxed throughout their exam.

When our trusted optometrist, Dr. Higgins, meets your child, he will go over your child’s pre-test results and address any questions or concerns you or your child may have. Please feel free to let us know of any information that you think could be helpful to us; the more information we have, the better we can serve your child and their vision.

We structure the exam to match your child’s needs. We look for common eye conditions and vision problems children can develop, but we will also address any potential concerns we discover during our pre-test process, like a family history of eye disease.

Myopia

Myopia, most commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that makes your child’s distance vision blurry. It can develop during your child’s school years and progress as they become an adult. In some cases, myopia could develop into high myopia, which may increase the risk of eye disease or retinal detachment.

There are several ways to manage myopia progression and its symptoms. Please visit our Myopia Control page to learn more about myopia and our management strategies.

Amblyopia (lazy eye) is an eye condition young children could develop up to the age of 7. Amblyopia is characterized by one wandering eye caused by an uncorrected refractive error, poor muscle development, or an early version of cataracts. If left untreated, amblyopia could lead to permanent vision loss.

Prescription glasses and contacts could help manage or correct amblyopia, but more serious cases may require vision therapy or surgery.

Strabismus (crossed eyes) is an eye condition that affects your child’s eye alignment. If your child has uneven refractive errors, poor eye muscle control, or a family history of the condition, they could develop strabismus around the age of 3.

Like amblyopia, glasses and contacts could help correct strabismus symptoms, but they may need vision therapy or surgery for more serious cases.

Conjunctivitis is an eye condition that can spread between children at school or daycare. You may know conjunctivitis as “pink eye,” but it can cause several other symptoms other than a pink or red appearance.

These symptoms include:

  • Irritation
  • Discharge
  • Itchiness
  • Wateriness

Viral and bacterial pink eye are the most common, but your child may experience symptoms because of allergies or chemical exposure. If chemical exposure is causing their symptoms, please flush their eyes with cool, clean water for 15 minutes and call our team immediately for an emergency eye exam.

Supporting Childhood With Comfort & Clarity

It’s time to help your child see the difference quality eye care can make. Please book an appointment with us today and find out how we can support your child’s vision and improve their quality of life.

Our Location

Conveniently located a short drive from the I-72 on East Main Street and Crown Street. You’ll recognize our inviting building immediately—it looks like a cozy home.

Our Address

  • 74 E Main St
  • Plainville, CT 06062

Contact Information

In case of an eye emergency call Dr. Higgins at (860)729-4083.

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