Pediatric Eye Care in Pawtucket

Pediatric Eye Care in Pawtucket

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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 Pawtucket pediatric eye doctor at Family Eye Care Services.

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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 Family Eye Care Services 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 Family Eye Care Services 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.


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

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.

Patient Reviews
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- May. 12, 2024
Excelent workers very professional and friendly
- May. 11, 2024
Excellent choice for professional eye care.
- May. 04, 2024
Dr. Kaplan and staff provide excellent services and are always attentive to our needs.
- May. 04, 2024
We have been going to Family Eye Care for years. Dr. Kaplan is thorough, listens to our needs and is... a super nice guy. His staff is also friendly and efficient. I highly recommend this practice.
- May. 01, 2024
Great Doctor and great staff
- Apr. 06, 2024
(Translated by Google) It was very nice. I received very good attention from the staff...... Likewis... e, Dr. Kaplan is an excellent professional.... I have been a patient of your office for more than 25 years and you have met all my expectations. I also referred him to all my family members; Everyone comes to their office and is very satisfied with the services they provide. (Original) Fue muy agradable. Recibi muy buena atencion por parte del personal...... Igualmente del Dr. Kaplan él es un excelente profesional.... Llevo mas de 25 años como paciente de su consultorio y a llenado todas mis expectativas. Tambien lo referi a todos los miembros de mi familia; todos acuden a su oficina y estan muy conformes con los servicios que les proveen.
- Apr. 05, 2024
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- Mar. 22, 2024
Great service and customer care it's a big difference appreciate the time they took with me as a Wal... k in the service here has always been top tier strongly recommend the whole team to everyone.
- Mar. 20, 2024
been coming to family eye care services since i was a child and never had a problem, Dr. Kaplan is a... sweetheart, and for the person stating the the girl with the purple hair is rude, no she is not she very professional at what she does, you just didn't get your way and commenting like a child in grammar school.
- Mar. 07, 2024
Staff here are above standard when it comes to customer care. Big shout out to Cheryl, Mercedes, Th... e Doc, and rest of the staff. Always greeted me with a smile and its really like being around friends or family. They really care and it shows.
- Mar. 07, 2024
Good professionals and good customers service
- Feb. 04, 2024
A great place to go for your eye exams and eye glasses
- Jan. 12, 2024
I've been going to family eyecare services since I was 6. I never have a problem. They're very hones... t ppl. Not just trying to make 💰. They advised me against contacts which was great that they were honest with me. Anywhere else would've showed me the contacts. I'm glad Dr. Kaplan Jr. Took over when Dr Kaplan Senior retired. They treat me like family.
- Dec. 29, 2023
Excellent Dr. and service
- Dec. 16, 2023
Best eye care around. My whole family has been coming here for years, wouldn’t go anywhere else!
- Dec. 16, 2023
I’ve been going to this practice since I was 15 years old. Dr Kaplan and his staff are like family... to me.
- Dec. 01, 2023
I have been coming here since I was in highschool. Dr. Kaplan and his staff are lovely and professio... nal
- Nov. 28, 2023
As always left happy, been a patient there for at least 20 years maybe more always satisfied with ev... erything.
- Nov. 22, 2023
Clean environment and positive energy
- Nov. 15, 2023
Good service

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Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Pawtucket

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

Family Eye Care Services pediatric eye doctors can help.

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