Children’s Eye Exams in Eastern Washington

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Great Vision Helps Learning

When a child has trouble reading something or finds focusing on a screen uncomfortable, they probably won’t (or can’t) tell you about it. In fact, they may not even know there’s a problem. Children’s eye exams give our doctors a chance to review your child’s visual health and developing eyes.  

Our optometrists at The Eye Care Team are specialists in children’s eye health, and they bring decades of eye care experience to every exam. If your child is having trouble with their visual acuity or general eye health, we will find and address the problem.

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Children’s Eye Exam Schedule

According to the American Optometric Association, children should have a regulated eye exam schedule beginning in infancy. Follow these guidelines to help your child develop healthy vision.

  • A comprehensive baseline eye exam between the ages of 6 – 12 months
  • At least one comprehensive eye exam between the ages of 3 – 5 years to check for any conditions that could have long-term effects
  • Annual, comprehensive eye exams starting before first grade 

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Assessments Tailored to Your Child

As children age, their exam requirements can vary dramatically. With a teenager, you can discuss the problems they are experiencing, whereas this must be fully diagnosed through testing with an infant. Here are some signs that may indicate vision problems.

  • Favoring one eye (always looking at objects from a specific side)
  • Being startled by a person/object entering one side of their vision
  • If the pupils do not look the same
  • Any family history of lazy eye (amblyopia)
  • Slower success in school than expected
  • Getting frustrated with close-up tasks like using tablets or playing with toys
  • Tilting their head to one side when watching TV or reading
  • Frequent headaches
  • Putting their eyes very close to tablet or TV screens
  • Frequent headaches
  • Complaints that things look blurry
  • Struggling to see the board in school
  • Poor reading comprehension
  • Not wanting to read aloud or in school

Putting Your Child At Ease

Eye exams are fascinating, and many children get excited once they know that. We use our advanced imaging equipment to assess your child’s eye health and visual acuity. These processes are all non-invasive, and the entire exam should be over inside of an hour.

The Eye Care Team optometrists always find a way to make your child feel comfortable and at ease. Our exams are never rushed, and we always have time to help your children feel relaxed during the testing process.

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Our Locations

Spokane

Our practice is located in Downtown Spokane, right across the street from the new Davenport Grand Hotel and Auntie’s Bookstore. We are just a couple of blocks east of Riverfront Park Square.

Contact Information

Address

126 N. Washington Street
Spokane, WA 99201

Hours

Monday
9 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday
9 AM – 5 PM
Friday
9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Chewelah

You can access our practice off N Park St, just north of E Webster Ave. We are located across from Safeway and have lots of parking available right in front of our office.

Contact Information

Address

306 N Park St.
Chewelah, WA 99109

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday
9 AM – 5 PM
Friday
9 AM – 12 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

You can access our practice off N Park St, just north of E Webster Ave. We are located across from Safeway and have lots of parking available right in front of our office.

Contact Information

Address

306 N Park St.
Chewelah, WA 99109

Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday
9 AM – 5 PM
Friday
9 AM – 12 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our practice is located in Downtown Spokane, right across the street from the new Davenport Grand Hotel and Auntie’s Bookstore. We are just a couple of blocks east of Riverfront Park Square.

Contact Information

Address

126 N. Washington Street
Spokane, WA 99201

Hours

Monday
9 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday
9 AM – 5 PM
Friday
9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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