Family Eyecare Associates

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Family Eyecare Associates

Tacoma, WA

Pediatric Eye Exam

Starting Early for a Lifetime of Clear Vision

Pediatric Eye Exam, Tacoma, WA

Our dedicated eye doctors Dr. Spencer Garlick, Dr. Zaccary Pincock, and Dr. Sharon Williams are experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of eye health and vision problems in children. We welcome children of all ages, including infants and toddlers, and offer a wide selection of eyewear and specialized care tailored to their unique needs. 

When does your child need to visit the eye doctor?

We recommend scheduling your child’s first eye exam at six months of age, followed by another at three years, and again just before they enter school. Once your kids are in school, it’s a good idea to have their eyes checked every two years if they don’t have any vision problems. If they wear glasses or contacts, it’s best to get them checked once a year or as advised by their eye doctor.

Why are eye exams important for children?

Regular eye exams are critical for children because they can help catch and treat vision problems early on. Eighty percent of what we learn is visual, which means children with poor vision are at a major disadvantage. Fortunately, most vision problems that affect learning are treatable. During a pediatric eye exam, we can detect these issues and ensure your child has the visual skills they need for effective reading and writing. Along with vision problems, we can also treat other eye conditions like lazy eye and crossed eyes.

Pediatric eye exam

What to expect

At Family EyeCare Associates, we will customize your child’s eye exam to fit their specific needs. The process for children’s eye exams can vary based on the child’s age, but exams typically include a case history, vision testing, checking their eyes for proper alignment, and prescribing glasses or contacts if needed.

Schedule a pediatric eye exam in Tacoma

By scheduling regular eye exams for your child, you can catch any issues early and ensure they have the best chance of succeeding in school and their personal endeavors. If it’s been a while since their last eye exam or if you notice any signs of eye issues like squinting, losing their place while reading, or rubbing their eyes, give us a call today to schedule an appointment!

See Clearly, Live Fully

Personalized Eye Exams

We tailor our eye exams to meet the unique needs of each patient. Whether you're looking for an adult eye exam, a contact lens evaluation, or pediatric eye care, we offer high-quality, personalized care you can trust.

Specialty Eye Care

From managing chronic eye diseases to treating common eye discomforts, Family EyeCare Associates is dedicated to providing the best eye care possible.

Optical Boutique

We offer a wide range of eyeglasses and sunglasses in Tacoma for both adults and children. If you prefer contact lenses, we offer a variety of contact lens types and brands for you to choose from.