Pediatric Eye Care in Fredericksburg

Pediatric Eye Care in Fredericksburg

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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 Fredericksburg pediatric eye doctor at Premier Eyecare, Angela Tsai, O.D. and Associates.

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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 Premier Eyecare, Angela Tsai, O.D. and Associates 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 Premier Eyecare, Angela Tsai, O.D. and Associates 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.


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

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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- Jun. 13, 2024
Everyone is professional, kind, and on point! I appreciate all of the above. Dr. Tsai is knowledgeab... le and love her style! 💕
- Jun. 05, 2024
Dr. Stephanie Lambertson and the entire team were very friendly and thorough on my issue. The front ... staff was extremely helpful and kind. I will definitely be coming back for any and all eye care I may need.
- May. 29, 2024
Dr Church and staff were very thorough, caring. and efficient.
- May. 21, 2024
Dr. Tsai and her staff are awesome. Everyone is very friendly and helpful with answering questions. ... Dr. Tsai puts you at ease immediately and walks you through any issues or questions you may have. She's also wonderful with kids. Highly recommend!
- May. 16, 2024
Dr. Stephanie Lambertson was excellent. The optometry technician who works with her was also very go... od. There was also very little wait time.
- May. 11, 2024
Dr. Tsai and her staff are the very best in the region. My family of 4 drives 1 hour each way to her... location because of our incredible experience and vision success. 5 Stars. Thank you Dr. Tsai!!!
- May. 07, 2024
My wife and I were recently seen by Dr. Church at Premier Eyecare, and as usual, we received top tie... r service, attention, and care upon reception, throughout the appointment, and also with the optical technician providing expert fitting and measurements for our glasses that we ordered. We highly recommend this practice to everyone.
- May. 04, 2024
They have given me the most accurate eyeglass prescription I have ever had using the Neuralrns techn... ology. Also, detected glaucoma and got my eye pressure down from 27 mmHg to 15 mmHg in 1 month of treatment. I credit them with my new higher quality of life and can't thank them enough for saving my eyesight.
- May. 02, 2024
Everyone was super friendly. They even enjoyed my dad jokes.!
- May. 01, 2024
Dr. Church is absolutely fantastic. He is able to easily work with my four year old son and interact... with him to do a full eye exam. He has a way of keeping my child's attention and I’m confident the glasses he has are a correct prescription. Everyone at Premier Eyecare is always kind and helpful to my family.
- May. 01, 2024
Excellent doctor, explained all issues in language I understood, exercised patience and the office s... taff was also excellent.
- May. 01, 2024
Professional and friendly. I will happily recommend to everyone
- Apr. 30, 2024
Dr. Church is a very caring and concerned practitioner. He verifies your current condition then adv... ises you on next steps. Easy to understand and very friendly.
- Apr. 29, 2024
Excellent care.
- Apr. 19, 2024
Great service. Took me in shortly after I arrived and reported in.. Everyone was kind and profession... al. Would recommend them to my family and friends.
- Apr. 18, 2024
I was a new and unannounced patient. My contact had split and part of it was stuck in my eye. They l... et me right in and took care of everything. Very professional and very skilled both by all the staff and the provider.
- Apr. 17, 2024
My child needed an emergency appointment for something on her eye. The staff were compassionate and ... went out of the way to help us. She received the best care! Dr treated her quickly and kindly; explained everything and we both left feeling relieved (and better). Absolutely wonderful experience.
- Apr. 16, 2024
Dr. Church is a great Dr. very thorough and easy to talk to. Explains everything.
- Apr. 16, 2024
Dr. Church is a great doctor and highly recommended to anyone!
- Apr. 12, 2024
A great experience as always. Receptionist was great, Dr Church was very professional and figured ou... t my problem. Check out was very helpful. Definitely recommend!

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Hours
  • Monday 7:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 7:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • VSP

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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

Premier Eyecare, Angela Tsai, O.D. and Associates pediatric eye doctors can help.

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