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Pediatric Exams

We welcome children of all ages, even infants because healthy eyes and good vision play a critical role in how infants and children learn to see. Infants with eye and vision problems can have developmental delays.  Furthermore, good vision is the foundation for academic success. 80% of learning happens visually.

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Pediatric Exams

Great Comfort and Vision

As you can imagine, pediatric eye exams (we define a pediatric exam as an exam for children aged 6 and under) are different from adult eye exams.  These exams usually take longer than an adult eye exam both because we want to build rapport with your child first and engage with them by turning examination procedures into a game.  These exams may also take longer because they present their own unique challenges such as:

  • the child may be non-verbal or too shy or nervous to talk
  • the child may not know his/her alphabet
  • the child’s responses may be aimed at trying to give the “right answer”
  • the child’s responses may be geared towards trying to obtain or avoid glasses

Fortunately, we are able to determine a prescription for children without relying on their responses.  Likewise, we can tell when a child’s responses are biased towards receiving or avoiding glasses.  To obtain a prescription, we shine light into their eyes and watch how it reflects back.  It is essential that we dilate the child prior to this procedure to obtain accurate results.

HOW TO GIVE YOUR KIDS THE BEST POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE

We know new experiences can be scary for kids.  Click on the flip-book (left) to show your little one what to expect during each step of the exam, and review the tips below to help your child have a great first eye exam.  The flip book is also available for download.
  • bring a lovie
  • avoid scheduling the exam close to snack time or nap time
  • avoid scheduling next to a family member’s appointment.  We are likely to lose their attention if they have to sit through a family member’s exam.  Likewise, they may get scared watching another family member dilate.
  • discuss dilation drops in advance
  • load an episode of their favorite cartoon on your phone for us to use as a fixation target during the exam

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first exam between ages six months and one year.  The second exam should occur at least once between ages three and five.  If everything is healthy and no prescription is found, the next exam should occur before first grade and then yearly thereafter.  

No. The American Optometric Association states that these screenings provide less than 4% of information obtained by a comprehensive eye exam performed by your eye doctor.  These screenings only tell you how far your child can read down an eye chart, but vision screenings do not check:

  • Ocular health
  • Binocular vision (how well the eyes work together)
  • Focusing ability
  • Oculomotor control (how well your child can move his/her eyes)
  • And much more.

It is important to realize that visual acuity (the ability to read small letters on the eye chart) is only 1 of 17 visual skills involved in learning.  Furthermore, on average, 25% of children who pass a vision screening have a vision disorder significant enough to require treatment, and vision screenings can miss up to 75% of children with vision problems.

Not necessarily. Children interpret whatever they see as normal, even if all they can see is the big “E.”  They simply don’t have a basis of comparison. 

Likewise, they may be able to see clearly out of one eye, but not the other.  Since they don’t walk around covering one eye, they don’t even realize that one eye is blurred.  These children are at high risk for developing amblyopia (lazy eye).

Some children who need glasses do not have any symptoms.  Other children may display the following signs:

  • rubs eyes excessively
  • blinks eyes excessively
  • closes or covers an eye
  • has difficulty maintaining attention

If you notice any of the following signs, please contact us right away.  These signs may indicate that your child has a vision threatening, or in some cases, even life-threatening condition:

  • white pupil
  • misaligned eyes after the age of 3 months
  • excessive tearing
  • abnormally large or small eye
  • redness or crusting of the lids
  • extreme light sensitivity

Hours & Location

Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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    Vanita Moore
    9/02/2020 - Google

    Always a good experience...personal touch by asking about your family member even its been a while since they've seen me.

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    d higginson
    9/01/2020 - Google

    I had a great experience with Precision Eye Care! Dr. Januskey is always incredibly thorough and my last visit was no exception. She always takes the time to diagnose every possible issue and explains things in detail. The staff is... read more

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    Brian Hagen
    8/28/2020 - Google

    Dr. J is an awesome eye doctor. She has been my eye doctor for several years. She takes excellent care of you during the visit and takes extra time if needed. Each time my contact prescription changes she... read more

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    Kara Chunda
    8/25/2020 - Google

    Dr Tran, Morgan and Christina at Precision Eye Care are second to none. I had an awesome experience today and I would highly recommend them for your eye care needs. Morgan was very personable and nice to talk to while... read more

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    Patricia Matush
    8/25/2020 - Google

    Precision Eye Care staff have always been professional and friendly. I love that they take the time to work with you and are never in a rush to see the next client. The level of personal care is fantastic and... read more

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    Sara Moose
    8/24/2020 - Google

    Pretty excited Dr Tran found out what was wrong with my eyes. Two other doctors never found much wrong so it’s nice to be able to find glasses that will work for me. The staff is pretty cool too.

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    Melissa Jones
    8/08/2020 - Google

    Very pleasant staff and my prescription is perfect.

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    Sulem Rowell
    8/08/2020 - Google

    Dr. Tran was very helpful. The precision Eye Care team was friendly and hadgreat protocol handling Covid19 and patients. The office was neatly arranged and felt safe. Seems is a good fit fir everyone who needs glasses. Excellent service overall!

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    injo784512
    8/08/2020 - Google

    Pleasant professional service

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    Sulem Rowell
    8/06/2020 - Google

    Dr. Tran was very helpful. The precision Eye Care team was friendly and had
    great protocol handling Covid19 and patients. The office was neatly arranged and felt safe.
    Seems is a good fit fir everyone who needs glasses. Excellent service overall!

    Amy York Avatar
    Amy York
    8/01/2020 - Google

    Our entire family loves Precision Eye Care. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our eye exams are always very thorough. My daughter has done vision therapy to improve her sight. Dr Januskey does an outstanding job... read more

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    Bronius Motekaitis
    8/01/2020 - Google

    Thank you Dr. Januskey for your warmth and nerdy indulgence in all my questions on my check-ups. I feel confident my eyes are in good care in your hands.

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    Amy York
    7/31/2020 - Google

    Our entire family loves Precision Eye Care. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our eye exams are always very thorough. My daughter has done vision therapy to improve her sight.
    Dr Januskey does an outstanding job...
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    Bronius Motekaitis
    7/29/2020 - Google

    Thank you Dr. Januskey for your warmth and nerdy indulgence in all my questions on my check-ups. I feel confident my eyes are in good care in your hands.

    Marie Portales Rodriguez Avatar
    Marie Portales Rodriguez
    7/21/2020 - Google

    Dr. J and Dr. Tran are by far, the most skilled and most professional opticians around. I used to travel to Houston, but trust my family’s care to Precision!

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    Marie Portales Rodriguez
    7/20/2020 - Google

    Dr. J and Dr. Tran are by far, the most skilled and most professional opticians around. I used to travel to Houston, but trust my family’s care to Precision!

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    Javier Esparza
    7/18/2020 - Google

    The staff was very friendly on the phone and in the office. It really brings me peace of mind that they’re checking temperatures prior to allowing entrance, providing a safe environment for all! Dr.Tran was very helpful in answering any... read more

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    Javier Esparza
    7/16/2020 - Google

    The staff was very friendly on the phone and in the office. It really brings me peace of mind that they’re checking temperatures prior to allowing entrance, providing a safe environment for all! Dr.Tran was very helpful in answering any... read more

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    Tyler Frohlich
    7/11/2020 - Google

    I recently visited Precision Eye Care for the first time. I worked with Dr. Tran and Dr. Januskey. Both were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I hadn't gotten an eye exam in over 4 years, so they were happy to answer... read more

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    Chanty S
    7/11/2020 - Google

    All I can say is I wish I had found Dr.Tran and his team years ago!!! Today was by far the best experience I’ve ever had in getting glasses. I really appreciated Dr.Tran treating me like a person, and not... read more

    Tyler Frohlich Avatar
    Tyler Frohlich
    7/10/2020 - Google

    I recently visited Precision Eye Care for the first time. I worked with Dr. Tran and Dr. Januskey. Both were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I hadn't gotten an eye exam in over 4 years, so they were happy to answer... read more

  • Chanty S Avatar
    Chanty S
    7/09/2020 - Google

    All I can say is I wish I had found Dr.Tran and his team years ago!!! Today was by far the best experience I’ve ever had in getting glasses. I really appreciated Dr.Tran treating me like a person, and not... read more

    Thomas Malinski Avatar
    Thomas Malinski
    6/19/2020 - Google

    Dr. Januskey did a fantastic job fitting me with special contacts for my keratoconus. Her work helped return my life to normal. I would absolutely recommend Precision Eye Care to anybody searching for an eye doctor.

    Thomas Malinski Avatar
    Thomas Malinski
    6/13/2020 - Google

    Dr. Januskey did a fantastic job fitting me with special contacts for my keratoconus. Her work helped return my life to normal. I would absolutely recommend Precision Eye Care to anybody searching for an eye doctor.

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    Francisco Lauzurique
    6/12/2020 - Google

    They are very professional and efficient. Great work explaining what you need and what is best. Will definitely be back.

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    Francisco Lauzurique
    6/10/2020 - Google

    They are very professional and efficient. Great work explaining what you need and what is best. Will definitely be back.

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    Caitlin Harness
    4/29/2020 - Google

    Quick response time! I texted early on Saturday morning with a question and they almost immediately responded to help me.

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    Panshu Zhao
    4/29/2020 - Google

    Very good Eye Clinic.I have been wearing glasses for 20 years and no one told me why I have been constantly feeling dizzy.It's until I went to this place and figured out why!Highly recommended! Dr. Lisa is great!

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    Panshu Zhao
    4/21/2020 - Google

    Very good Eye Clinic.
    I have been wearing glasses for 20 years and no one told me why I have been constantly feeling dizzy.
    It's until I went to this place and figured out why!

    Highly recommended! Dr. Lisa is great!

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    Robert Healing
    4/16/2020 - Google

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