Children’s Eye Exams in Walnut Creek & Antioch

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Protect & Preserve Your Children’s Eyesight

Your child’s eyes are incredibly valuable to their ongoing growth and development. Good vision accounts for 80% of what your child learns, which means protecting their eyesight is imperative to ensure they have the necessary resources for future success.

During the first 6 years of their life, your child’s eyes will experience rapid changes. As an infant, their eyes will allow them to see shapes and colors, and as they age, more intricate details will become visible. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer than 15% of preschool children receive an eye exam by a professional, which can significantly hinder their academic abilities if they have issues with their ocular health or vision.

Although school vision programs have become commonplace across the United States, school vision screenings miss up to 75% of children with vision problems. Further, 61% of the children who have vision problems never visit their optometrist for adequate diagnosis and treatment.

At Diablo Valley Optometric Group, we want to change those numbers, especially in our local communities of Contra Costa County. Your children deserve to enjoy the best vision they can for as long as possible, and we’re doing our part to help make that happen. Book your appointment today!

So When Should I Have My Child’s Eyes Examined?

Today, we have more information than ever before to protect your children’s eyes. Knowing when to have your optometrist examine your child’s eyes is imperative to giving them the best chance at enjoying good vision for as long as possible.

Preschool & Toddler-Age

Before your child enters preschool, having their eyes examined will ensure any early signs of eye disease are caught before they can progress and affect the chances of proper development.

The American Optometric Association recommends taking your child in for a fully comprehensive eye exam between the ages of 3 and 5. This exam will check for any conditions that can potentially have long-term effects on academic and subsequent professional success.

As your child grows and enters school full-time, they will rely on their eyes more than ever. Be sure to have their eyes examined before entering Grade 1 to ensure they have the visual skills necessary to succeed.

Starting your child’s annual comprehensive eye exams before the 1st Grade allows your optometrist to evaluate their eyes’ health and prescribe any corrective lenses or treatment necessary. Plus, instilling good health habits into your child at a young age will prepare them to take care of themselves as they grow into adulthood.

Common Pediatric Eye Conditions

Amblyopia (“Lazy Eye”)

Amblyopia is one of the most common conditions among children, affecting every 2-3 children out of 100. The condition causes the loss or lack of clear vision in one or both eyes, which leads to the eyes seeming not to focus together or turn slightly inward or outward.

Strabismus causes one or both eyes to turn inward or outward, often caused by extreme hyperopia (farsightedness) or poor eye muscle control. Children with strabismus will often have eyes that do not move together and struggle with depth perception.

Conjunctivitis is an infection of the thin membrane covering the whites of the eyes, called the conjunctiva. Characterized by pink or red eyes, it’s commonly contracted by children as they often have close contact with one another, and the infection is incredibly contagious.

How Can I Book My Child In For An Appointment?

If you’d like one of our highly experienced doctors to examine your child’s eyes, well, we’d love to meet them! Building a relationship with our patients at a young age helps us monitor their ocular health as they grow and get to know them as well!

Please give us a call or fill out our book appointment form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Our Locations

Antioch

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Walnut Creek

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Find our Antioch clinic in the beautiful Lone Tree Landing shopping center, on the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Lone Tree Way.

Contact Information

Address

5009 Lone Tree Way, Suite A
Antioch, CA 94531

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
9 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

Our Walnut Creek location is Suite C of the Ygnacio Woods Medical Building on Ygnacio Valley Road.

Contact Information

Address

2255 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite C
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Our Hours

Monday
CLOSED
Tuesday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5:30 PM
Saturday
8 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

*Our clinic is closed for lunch from noon to 1:30 PM every day.

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