Pediatric Eye Care in Oakdale

Pediatric Eye Care in Oakdale

Children's Eye Doctors - Dedicated to Helping Kids See Clearly

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Pediatric Eye Care: Why Is It Important?

  • Concerned that your baby’s eyesight may be hindering their development?
  • Do your toddler’s eyes appear misaligned?

Studies show that up to 10% of preschoolers have vision problems. However, kids generally aren't aware there's an issue, and don't complain about their eyes. It is therefore crucial to detect the first signs of vision problems before complications arise.

Give them the clear vision and healthy eyes they deserve by visiting our Oakdale pediatric eye doctor at Oakdale Optical Center.

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Safeguard Your Child’s Vision, Now and In the Future

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Oakdale

Our optometry practice in Oakdale

Photograph of Trent Cole
Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

4 Signs Your Child May Have a Vision Problem

  • Trouble seeing electronic screens

    Your child sits very close, tilts their head or squints to better see TVs, computer screens and other electronic screens.

  • Difficulty reading or following moving objects

    Your child often loses their place while reading, or can’t track a ball as it moves when playing sports.

  • Headaches & eye strain

    Your child complains of tired eyes or headaches after performing tasks that are visually intensive, such as reading or writing.

  • Missed milestones

    Your child may miss milestones such as crawling and walking, or show signs of poor depth perception.

For your child to successfully engage in sports and achieve their academic potential, they need to have healthy eyes and clear vision. The experienced and caring children's eye doctors at Oakdale Optical Center will carefully examine their eyes and provide guidance to ensure your child’s healthy vision.


Pediatric Eye Exams: What You Need to Know

  • Baby’s First Eye Exam- 6 months old

    Though your baby won’t be able to speak yet, we can still assess their eye health. Is there anything abnormal about their eyes' appearance? Do the eyes move in unison? Can your baby’s eyes follow a toy or a familiar face in motion? Do they respond to light? Your child’s general eye health will be assessed for infection, or eye conditions such as an eye turn or potentially sight-threatening eye disease.

  • Eye Exams for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Ages 2 - 5

    At Oakdale Optical Center we do our best to make eye exams fun for the little ones; we use toys and other fun objects where possible, and our eye charts for little kids feature colorful shapes or pictures that they’ll recognize. We check for poor depth perception, color vision problems, strabismus/amblyopia (eye turns/lazy eye), and problems with visual focusing. Our optometrist may dilate your preschooler’s pupils to get a better view of their retina, optic nerve and blood vessels.

  • Eye Exams of School-Age Kids: Ages 6 - 18

    For this age group, our eye care team will use advanced technologies to assess refractive errors and determine how well the visual system is functioning. This includes checking for difficulties with distance and near vision and signs of eye disease, eye-coordination problems or other health conditions.

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 15, 2024
I was having trouble seeing well with my new prescription and Sedina, Nicole, and Kyle helped me res... olve the issue. It had been going on for a while and I was feeling discouraged. Their wonderful care and great service is very much appreciated!
- Feb. 11, 2024
Excellent staff, service and selection!
- Jan. 31, 2024
Excellent customer service from the front desk, the technician who helped me with eye testing from t... he Optometrist! Wonderful job as always!
- Dec. 28, 2023
Top Notch eye exam services with Class “A” staff. Highly recommended.
- Oct. 30, 2023
Everything was perfect. Called with questions and everything was handled.
- Sep. 22, 2023
Great staff!
- Aug. 30, 2023
This place has superb customer service!! We don’t live in the area and we’re on vacation here. ... My wife forgot her contacts back home. Oakdale Optical Center gave her a free set of trial lenses just to help us out after we had our eye doctor back home send in her prescription. Outstanding service! Thank you!
- Aug. 26, 2023
Dr Cole is the consummate professional, whom I trust to inform me about my eye health!
- Aug. 23, 2023
My husband and myself have patients at the clinic for 20+ years. The staff and Dr's are very kind he... lpful.
- Aug. 10, 2023
Dr Lauermann is fantastic! He makes you feel very calm and comfortable, he has great experience, I h... ave a specific condition and he takes his time, never rushes me. He is very thorough and explains everything, he is great to talk with! And Rochelle and Nicole are great also! I would refer everyone to go to this clinic! It's a very warm and welcoming atmosphere! Great energy in the clinic also!
- Jul. 05, 2023
Such a great team of people!
- Jul. 04, 2023
Excellent experience at this clinic. Dr. Thiem is a true expert and so are everyone on the staff. My... only advice… expand the eyeglass frame selection more. But even that was good. Excellence all around at this clinic.
- May. 04, 2023
Dr. Lauermann is all around aweosme!!! I was absolutely thrilled with the newest piece of technology... and equipment that is available so they did not have to dilate my eyes or my eye exam. It was well worth the $45 I had to pay. That made my yearly eye exam much more tolerable.
- Apr. 27, 2023
(Translated by Google) Excellent service (Original) Excelente servicio
- Mar. 02, 2023
First of all, I arrived at my appointment on the wrong day. I was actually two days early, and the n... ice young lady at the front desk was able to work me in to see someone the same day. I saw Dr Taylor Lauermann. Dr Lauermann was great. He was very personable and professional. I appreciated that during the eye exam he checked both eyes, to see whether or not the oil glands were clogged. Next, he explained the physiology of my eyes, as well as gave me informational on the best over the counter products to use to lessen the severity of my dry eye symptoms. Lastly, I would be remiss if I did not mention the optometric assistance that helped me with picking out new glasses. Her personality was electrifying.
- Feb. 14, 2023
Glad I went to Oakdale! Knowledgeable staff, and a calmer atmosphere from where I used to go.
- Nov. 03, 2022
Receptionist named Denay was so friendly and helpful.
- Oct. 26, 2022
Great experience, friendly staff, very knowledgeable.
- Oct. 24, 2022
Oakdale Optical Center is fantastic. They have state of the art equipment, world class optometrists... , and exceptionally friendly and helpful glasses technicians. Dr. Nguyen explained what was happening with my eyes and gave me great suggestions to manage my eye health. She is very friendly and personable. Thank you for caring for me and my eyes!
- Jul. 24, 2022
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Pediatric Eye Care FAQs

How do you take care of kids
  • Make sure they wear sunglasses and a hat to protect their eyes from dangerous UV rays when outside.
  • Increase the time they spend outdoors. 
  • Make sure they eat their fruits and veggies. Fruits and veggies high in lutein and zeaxanthin have been found to protect eyes from free radical damage.
  • Schedule regular pediatric eye exams. Detecting and treating eye conditions and diseases commonly found in children, such as strabismus and amblyopia, can help prevent unnecessary struggles and vision problems later in life. The pediatric eye doctor will also check your child’s vision for refractive errors and visual skill deficiencies that might hinder your child’s development.
At what age should I bring my child for their first eye exam?

Our pediatric eye professionals recommend you bring your child in for their first eye exam at around 6 months of age. This allows your child’s eye doctor to check that their vision is progressing as expected. Early detection and treatment of certain conditions at this stage of development are essential for keeping your child’s vision and eye health on track, and can help prevent complications as they grow up.

Can I use Ortho-K lenses if I have dry eye syndrome?

While kids may wear glasses from as early as a few months of age, most kids who wear glasses tend to get them between the ages of 6 and 12. The three main conditions for which they wear eyeglasses are myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.


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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

Oakdale Optical Center pediatric eye doctors can help.

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