Pediatric Eye Care in East

Pediatric Eye Care in East

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 East pediatric eye doctor at EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Colorado Boulevard.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in East

Our optometry practice in East

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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 - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

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 EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Colorado Boulevard 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 EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Colorado Boulevard 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. 23, 2024
Great and friendly people, very accommodating, and simply an awesome experience!
- Feb. 11, 2024
I’ve been here 3 times in the past 5 months. Once for eye exam and twice for medical issues with a... n eye (black eye skiing, scratched eye). All times staff was accommodating, friendly and patient. Wait times were reasonable and quick.
- Feb. 10, 2024
Just sharing my experience with what was called "One Hour Optical". During my time in Denver, CO. fr... om 1997 till 2019. This business which at the time had a contract with the VAMC to help veterans with exams and glasses for free. Got two pairs of glasses from them which was a pleasant experience until I moved to Minnesota in 2019. The Minneapolis VAMC has their own eye clinic and eyeglass store in the hospital itself. I like that arrangement better. But, I liked the employees at this business during my time in Denver, CO. Edit: A reply to the owner's comment. Thank you for the sentiment, but I am in Minnesota now and can't "see you soon". Lol.
- Feb. 07, 2024
The exam was very thorough, and the cost of all the proceedings was outlined before -- whether it wa... s already covered by my insurance, or it would be an extra cost. And I had the option to postpone anything that would incur in extra cost. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming.
- Jan. 31, 2024
Dr Benjamin was so amazing. One of the best eye appointments I have had in years. The staff at this ... location were also accommodating and professional.
- Jan. 23, 2024
great experience. Wonderful staff. nice selection and good budget options.
- Jan. 20, 2024
So greatful for this place! They are so kind and saw my sister urgently on a Saturday. She has an ex... tensive surgical history to one of her eyes and they did not hesitate to fit her in and make sure she wasn't experiencing a retinal detachment again. Thank you all so much!
- Jan. 16, 2024
Great place to get glasses
- Dec. 26, 2023
Excellent service and price
- Dec. 20, 2023
Great people, and they saved my left eye. I had a retinal tear, and they saw me within 24 hours of m... e calling them, and they directed me to the right people to fix it. Very grateful.
- Dec. 12, 2023
Staff was kind and helpful and Dr. Riggs was great! It was easy to make an appointment online and no... snags once I was in the office.
- Nov. 06, 2023
The staff is so friendly and did what it took to make my glasses work for me. They have a really goo... d selection for those of us with medicaid, and all my kids love them also.
- Oct. 15, 2023
I have always had great service and experiences at this location...thank you!
- Aug. 26, 2023
Great experience! Awesome staff!
- Aug. 24, 2023
Mitsi went to great lengths to fix an insurance mess up. Amanda was proactive in finding a couple o... f frames she thought I would like and I did! Dr. Lahoud was very patient with my need to talk and be heard.
- Aug. 01, 2023
Very professional. In and out in less then 30 mins. Dr. Emily is amazing and super helpful.
- Jul. 29, 2023
I just want to thank both Dr. Lipscomb, and Dr. Meyette. Both were extremely accommodating, attentiv... e, and informed. I would say that they both were doctors that I would happily see again- both for the aforementioned reasons and because they will have helped my eyes stay in the best shape possible. Dr. Meyette, you taking your time to calmly address my concerns (some of them repeatedly when I made it necessary) was probably the biggest relief I could have asked for when it comes to my overall health concerns. Thanks so much, sir.
- Jul. 27, 2023
Excellent service! Staff are knowledgeable and helpful.
- Jul. 26, 2023
Very cordial and professional
- Jul. 22, 2023
I really appreciated James’ help yesterday. He was incredibly proactive and worked with my insuran... ce and budget limits to get me what I needed. I got contacts for the first time, and he was incredibly patient and helpful as I learned to put them in. Thank you!

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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!

EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Colorado Boulevard pediatric eye doctors can help.

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