With so much going on in your child’s life it can be difficult to keep up with them but it’s important to make sure they can see the world in front of them as clearly as possible. Children should have their first eye exam around the age of six months. If the first exam shows their eyes are healthy, follow up with another appointment between the age of 2-3.

Although many schools offer annual eye exams, they are not complete visual exams and the results can be inaccurate. If you notice your child is having trouble with their vision, schedule an appointment with our Doctors so they can address the issue and get them back on track. As with most conditions, early detection can make the solution much easier than waiting to see the doctor and allowing the problem develop into something worse.

Pay attention to these five symptoms as they can be related to vision problems for children:

  • Rubbing the eyes
  • Excessive blinking
  • Frequent squinting
  • Regular Headaches
  • Shutting one eye to focus

Even if eye problems do not run in the family and your child hasn’t displayed any of the symptoms above, they should visit the optometrist every year after the age of 3 to ensure their eyes are in good health. Palo Alto Eyes Optometry can address any questions you have regarding your child’s first visit to the eye doctor before the appointment so they know exactly what to expect. Our eye exams are complete, the practice is comfortable, and the appointment with one of our skilled Doctors will not take very long. Children need to experience their adventures in high definition and we are here to make sure they do!

To Our Patients,
In an effort to further protect our patients and staff, we are following the guidelines from the CDC and the American Optometric Association by continuing to keep our office temporarily closed until May 4th, 2020.
If you are experiencing an ocular emergency that requires immediate attention, please go to your nearest urgent care center. Otherwise, for non-immediate ocular issues, please call or email us to schedule a telephone consult. If the doctor determines that the issue cannot be resolved without seeing you in person, we will arrange an appointment so that no other patients are in the office at the same time.
If you or your child are out of contacts, or have broken or lost your glasses, and cannot get to our office, we can almost always fabricate and ship a replacement set, if we have your measurements on file.
If you absolutely need to pick up your eyewear, we can dispense your glasses or contact lenses curbside on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10am – 2pm. Please call our office before you come so that one of our staff can meet you at your car to dispense your eyewear. Our opticians will be able to make adjustments on your spectacles after the shelter-in-place order has been lifted.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation during this difficult time, as we all work together to keep our community healthy and safe.

Warm Regards,
Palo Alto Eyes Optometry