Pediatric Eye Care in Toledo-Oregon

Pediatric Eye Care in Toledo-Oregon

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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 Toledo-Oregon pediatric eye doctor at Maumee Bay Vision Center.

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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 Maumee Bay Vision Center 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 Maumee Bay Vision Center 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.

Patient Reviews
- Apr. 25, 2024
Came to get my prescription put in my custom Balenciaga's with transition lenses came out amazing
- Mar. 04, 2024
Dr. Loves is so knowledgeable and thorough. So kind, great, and patient. Everything went smooth. Dr.... was great with my girls and I. Very patient with my toddler and so kind. Highly recommend Dr. Lovas. There should be more people like him on this earth. Office is very neat and clean. Overall great experience.
- Dec. 04, 2023
Great service in and out fairly quickly. Received my contacts in less than a week
- Sep. 18, 2023
I have had no issues with this location nor the location of Cherry Vision in Sylvania. I get the gla... sses here that my insurance does cover without any hassles. I also ask for the script to get them elsewhere. Also with the changes in my vision, they printed out past prescriptions along with current prescriptions. I highly recommend this place compared to Midwest Eye Consultants and the frames I picked out are a rose gold and super pretty
- Jan. 26, 2023
I love this place, they don’t make me wait for hours.
- Dec. 23, 2022
I had problems at other eye places. I decided to try this place. I was very happy with there service... , the eye dr was great the girls at the counter was great but most of all my glasses was perfect. I could see great out them. The other places I went to had issues with not being able to see out of them. I would recommend this place. Thank you
- Mar. 19, 2022
got glasses here 2 weeks ago. not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. i've worn glasses for 4... 8 years this is by far the best i.ve iver seen. thank you so much
- Dec. 09, 2021
Absolutely loved the service I received here and especially loved the front office girls who helped ... me out. Would definitely recommend this lovely place to anyone!!
- Feb. 03, 2021
Had an eye exam elsewhere and wanted to buy glasses through them. Staff was awesome, came in the t... ime they said, made sure the glasses for correctly, and was priced well in line with others. I will be back!
- Aug. 02, 2019
I love these People, their professionalism is on POINT
- Dec. 03, 2018
I only go there for all my eyeglass needs.
- Oct. 02, 2017
Have been a customer for almost 15 years. Dr Cherry has been a good man for as long as I can remembe... r.

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Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Toledo-Oregon

Our optometry practice in Toledo-Oregon

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MetLife

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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

Maumee Bay Vision Center pediatric eye doctors can help.

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