Pediatric Eye Care in Friendswood

Pediatric Eye Care in Friendswood

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 Friendswood pediatric eye doctor at Parkwood Vision Center.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Friendswood

Our optometry practice in Friendswood

Photograph of Tyler  Kvinta
Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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 Parkwood Vision 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 Parkwood Vision 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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- Apr. 14, 2024
It was a good experience from the eye exam to picking frames to getting new glasses.
- Mar. 16, 2024
Great optometrist and staff. He helped me get a better prescription which in turn improved headaches... and blurred vision in one eye for years.
- Mar. 15, 2024
Great environment, staff and Doctors!! Easy to make apts, questions are always answered, and after g... oing to several different clinics, this is where my family and I will be staying!
- Jan. 08, 2024
Very friendly and helpful. Did not have to wait a long time for the appointment to finish and was a ... week to pick up glasses.
- Dec. 23, 2023
Short wait time, respectful staff, knowledgeable doctor, and no pressure to purchase exam day. Highl... y recommended
- Dec. 18, 2023
Excellet service, attetive staff and Dr. Kvita was wonderful! I want to add Dr. Dana she was excelle... nt and and I am so delighted that I found this eye center.
- Nov. 16, 2023
Very Professional and kind. Made me feel as if I've known them.
- Nov. 08, 2023
Everyone is so nice and professional. Very little wait time and my glasses were ready pretty quickly... . The office is very clean and feels like you're at home. Highly recommend.
- Nov. 05, 2023
My husband and I went for our yearly eye checkup with Dr. Monica Jones. She is such a wonderful pers... on. We look forward to seeing her every year. Would highly recommend her.
- Oct. 24, 2023
Dr. Tyler Kvinta is delightful and very knowledgeable! I appreciated his willingness and openness to... answering my questions addressing my concerns. I appreciated the time and attention he provided during my visit.
- Oct. 08, 2023
Nice office, friendly staff, everything on time. And my glasses are perfect.
- Oct. 03, 2023
Very satisfied with friendly staff and very capable doctors.
- Jul. 21, 2023
This is the best place to take care of your eyes. The staff is awesome, all doctors are up-to-date w... ith all new batteries of tests and equipment to keep your eyes in top notch condition. Full service one stop shop exam, new glasses or contacts. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
- Jun. 30, 2023
This office is very efficient and corrected my contact order quickly and efficiently.
- May. 08, 2023
Great place
- May. 02, 2023
The service provided by Dr. Jones and staff was excellent. Dr. Jones took her time and made sure we ... understood everything that was going on with my husband. Dr. Jones really cares about her patients and it shows.
- May. 01, 2023
Always clean and always courteous, friendly staff. Dr. takes his time with patient. Ive been going t... o him for my vision as well as my childrens for 20 yrs.
- Apr. 20, 2023
Staff is always friendly and quickly responds to all communication. They provide a full service exp... erience.
- Apr. 20, 2023
I had an eye problem (not emergency), not just regular vision check and was able to get an appt the ... within 48 hours. They got me in timely and Dr. Pope took care of the problem. Very good service!
- Apr. 10, 2023
Dr. Pope is great, he really cares and it does not feeling like he is just “doing his job”

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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!

Parkwood Vision Center pediatric eye doctors can help.

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