Children's Eye Exams

Some parents don’t think their kids need eye exams until they are old enough read. The truth is that vision is a key part of a child’s development and can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to walk, talk, and learn. Regular eye exams are important for kids of all ages.

How Often Do Kids Need Eye Exams?

The American Optometric Association recommends kids have an eye exam at 6 months of age and again at the one year mark. They also suggest at least one eye exam between the ages of 3 and 5. Once your child is school-aged, they should have their eyes examined annually.

It’s important to remember that this timeline is only a general guide for low-risk kids. Be sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations and bring your child in for eye exams per their instructions.

What To Expect From Your Child's Eye Exam

A lot of factors influence the frequency with which you should have an eye exam. Age, family history, certain medical conditions, and even your job could all have an impact on your eye health. While the American Optometric Association does offer general recommendations for scheduled eye exams, it’s very important that you listen to your doctor and follow their recommendations. They know the intricacies of your case, so they’re in the best position to determine how often you need an eye exam.

Myopia Control Could Save Your Child From a Heavy Prescription

Myopia or nearsightedness is becoming a more common issue in kids. And while lots of kids only have a very minor case when they’re first diagnosed, it always gets worse as they grow up. Myopia control can help prevent your child’s nearsightedness from getting much more severe before they reach adulthood.

Read more about myopia control.

What to Bring to Your Eye Exam

If it’s your child’s first visit with us, we ask that you bring the following with you:

  • Your child’s current glasses

  • A list of your child’s current medications; prescribed, over the counter, and supplements

  • Your insurance information

  • The name & address of your pediatrician or family doctor

Discover Our Exceptional Selection of Eyewear Brands

Your glasses are part of your unique signature style. We want to help you find the frames that fit perfectly with your one-of-a-kind look, which is why we carry an unbelievably vast range of the hottest names in eyewear. You’ll find Modo, OVVO, Coach, and so many more at all four of our locations.

Visit One of Our Four Locations

Please note: Our office Is Closed weekdays from 1pm-2pm for Lunch.

Bartlett Eye Clinic

Bartlett Eye Clinic is located on the corner of 141 Street Northeast and Juanita Drive Northeast in Kirkland.

425-821-9576

14050 Juanita Dr NE, Ste A 
Kirkland, WA, 98034

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Magnolia Eye Care

Magnolia Eye Care is located on the corner of West McGraw Street and 32nd Avenue West in Seattle.

206-600-5850

3202 W McGraw St
Seattle, WA, 98199

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Visions of WA - Silver Lake

Formerly known as Everett Family Vision, the center is located in the Silver Lake Medical Center, just off the Bothell Everett Highway.

206-350-5544

12728 19th Ave SE, Ste 102
Everett, WA, 98208

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Mountlake Terrace Eye Care

Mountlake Terrace is located on 56th Avenue West, across from Vineyard Park at Mountlake Terrace.

425-778-8833

23009 56th Ave W, Ste A 
Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043

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