Does You Need to See a Pediatric Eye Doctor Broad Ripple?

Pediatric Eye Doctor Broad RippleWhy not check out our Pediatric Eye Doctor Broad Ripple. Located near the Target and Glendale mall in the Broad Ripple area, we are accepting new patients daily.

Welcome to Dr. Amy Walden and Associates! Our pediatric doctor on staff are committed to providing the best quality service to your children’s eye in the area. With over 20 years experience we take pride in diagnosing and treating the eyes of children of all ages.

Eye Exam at our Pediatric Eye Doctor Broad Ripple Office

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first eye exam at the age of 6 months, then it is recommended at the age of 3, then right around the time your child begins school, which would be about the age of 6 years. The AOA recommends an exam every two years, once your child reaches first grade, if they are not are experiencing any issues. If your child has eyeglasses or contact lenses, our pediatric eye doctor recommends an exam every year.

It is important for your child’s overall health and also their learning skills in the classroom to have an exam. Poor eye sight contributes to a multitude of learning problems, therefore it is important to have your child’s eyes checked at our Pediatric Eye Doctor Broad Ripple facility.

Our comprehensive exams include standard refraction and a retinal screening. Our pediatric exams will detect any vision problems and also any eye diseases that your child may be experiencing. Our exams take about an hour and a half, where our optometrist will go over your child’s medical history and perform a comprehensive exam.

Symptoms of pediatric vision problems:

  • Sitting close to the TV
  • Tilting of the head
  • Placing a book to close to their face
  • Squinting
  • Turning in of either eye
  • Short attention span
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Rubbing their eyes frequently
  • Problems with eye-hand-body coordination
  • Avoiding activities they usually partake in

Common Eye Conditions diagnosed at our Pediatric Eye Doctor Broad Ripple Facility

Amblyopia
This is usually diagnosed in early childhood and describes poor vision in an eye that has not developed normal sight. This condition is also known as “lazy eye” It occurs when your vision is better in one eye then the other.

Ptosis
This condition involves a drooping upper eyelid that covers the eye entirely or slightly. This blocks you from having clear vision.

“Cloudy” eyes
The surface of the eye appears cloudy, instead of clear. Your child may have a cataract or eye disorder that needs attention.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis refers to either a viral or bacterial infection or an allergic reaction. Pink eye can be very contagious and should be treated fairly quickly.

Stye
A stye is a sore usually located near the edge of the eyelid. It is red and can swell up. This can be very irritating and can burn or itch. The cause is an infected eyelash follicle.

Blocked Tear Duct
This condition occurs when the eye’s drainage system for tears is either partially or completely blocked. Since the tears cannot drain, this will cause irritation and watery eyes.

Farsightedness

This is a common condition in which you can see distant objects clearly, but objects nearby may be blurry.

Nearsightedness

Another common condition in which you can see objects near to you clearly, but objects farther away may be blurry.

Frames/Contact Lense Needs

Does your child have farsightedness or nearsightedness? If your child is in need of glasses, you’re in luck at our Broad Ripple location, we offer a variety of glasses/contact lenses that are sure to fit your child’s prescription needs and style. Our pediatric eye doctor will fit your child in a pair of frames that mold with their daily lives. Whether they play sports, love to run, play or read, our Pediatric Broad Ripple eye doctors will make sure to find the perfect fit.

We have branded or licensed eyewear that will grab your child’s attention. If you have an active child, take a look at our glasses that have spring hinges and our made from strong and flexible materials. We know that frames are an investment, therefore we want to provide you with the right fit for your individual child’s needs. Check out LensCrafter’s “Find Your Look” tool to find the perfect style for your child!

Our Broad Ripple facility offers a variety of contact lenses for your child to choose from:

Contact Lense Types:

  • Soft
  • Rigid Gas Permeable
  • Disposable
  • Extended Wear
  • Bifocal
  • Multifocal
  • Astigmatism
  • Colored Lenses

Contact Us Today!

Whether your child needs a comprehensive eye exam, experiencing any problems or they are in need of new glasses or contact lenses. Our Pediatric Eye Doctor Broad Ripple location is a full service lab, with some glasses being ready in an hour. Call us today to make your appointment with our Pediatric eye doctor and allow us to create the experience you and your child’s eyes deserve. Don’t forget to check out our online specials. We look forward to providing the best service to you.