Pediatric Eye Care in Denver

Pediatric Eye Care in Denver

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 Denver 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 Denver

Our optometry practice in Denver

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  • 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
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  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • 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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- Sep. 23, 2022
very friendly staff! I had a great experience with Dr. Lipscomb!
- Sep. 20, 2022
I've been going here since I was 3 they rebranded about a year or so ago and it's the best 100/10 de... Show Morefinitely recommend
- Aug. 17, 2022
An amazing experience by some amazing and knowledgeable staff.
- Aug. 16, 2022
Great place for eye exams!
- Jul. 28, 2022
Large facility, very nice and easy to find. The check in was quick and all staff was friendly and h... Show Moreelpful. Went in for an annual eye exam and it was as quick and time efficient as I would've liked! Saw Dr. Hieb who was very personable, professional and helpful. Called me herself for a follow up on information she was looking into for me.
- Jul. 28, 2022
Fast and friendly experience.
- Jul. 25, 2022
Great work 👏🏿
- Jul. 01, 2022
I had a great experience!! Kiana was very helpful and so easy to talk to. She was so patient with me... Show More when I did the machine with the pictures - a completely new experience to me! Dr. VanDan was so knowledgeable and informative. He had a great pace throughout our appointment and I never felt rushed like other practices I have been to! Those two made my experience exceptional!
- Jun. 11, 2022
Amazing staff. Made my experience very quick and easy. I left with a smile!
- Jun. 11, 2022
A fan of the Dr. and quick appointment by the rest of the staff!
- Apr. 28, 2022
Awesome totally fresh all around! "Why you wear those glasses, so I can see" RUN DMC
- Apr. 28, 2022
Easy to make appointments and order contacts and glasses. Friendly and helpful staff
- Apr. 23, 2022
Great experience. Staff was very helpful.
- Mar. 05, 2022
I would give 10/5 stars if possible. The people here are extremely professional and do everything in... Show More their power to help you. They went above and beyond my expectations and were able to help me with an eye exam, pair of glasses, and a plan for future protection.
- Feb. 16, 2022
Sage was our liaison to finding the right glasses, answering insurance questions and fitting the gla... Show Moresses correctly. She was fantastic and deserves praise! ( and a raise!) I’ve always had top notch experiences at this location.
- Dec. 24, 2021
The staff was very professional very good place they treated me the same even though I was on Medica... Show Moreid Emily eye exam lady and that guy who picked out my glasses treated me like a valuable human being the guy there forgot his name he was very unique because being on Medicaid I have to choose from a different area for glasses he treated me well and knew those frames and I got a good pair that's a rare thing he had no judgments gave me equal treatment he wasn't acting it was real
- Dec. 20, 2021
Friendly, efficient staff. Very good communication during my visit from everyone I encountered.
- Nov. 24, 2021
Very professional staff, friendly, knowledgeable, pleasure to deal with. Great job making my glasses... Show More, thank you!
- Oct. 15, 2021
My experience with my routine eye appointment was great! Very friendly and professional people.
- Oct. 11, 2021
Easy to access an eye exam, friendly and competent dr. Great selection of frames, took my insurance.... Show More

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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, especially those that are 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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