Pediatric Eye Care in East El Paso

Pediatric Eye Care in East El Paso

Children's Eye Doctors - Dedicated to Helping Kids See Clearly

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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 East El Paso pediatric eye doctor at Envision Optics.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in East El Paso

Our optometry practice in East El Paso

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

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 Envision Optics 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 Envision Optics 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.

Patient Reviews
- Feb. 25, 2023
Super friendly staff! It was my first time seeing Dr. Soto and she was knowledgeable and precise.
- Sep. 02, 2022
Excellent service, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Even if I didn’t have vision coverage, I w... ould pay out of pocket. Hands down, the best eye place!
- May. 04, 2022
My experience was awesome. This was my first visit outside of military care. The staff was very prof... essional and I was seen on time. The intake nurse was very thorough on my health history and made me feel at ease. The doctor and the nurse knew what my insurance covered, and what it did not. I specifically told the doctor what I needed and he obliged. I will definitely return next year.
- Dec. 09, 2021
Always a pleasant visit very helpful and great selections
- Dec. 03, 2021
Dr. Soto was very thorough, staff did an amazing job helping me with my glasses.
- Jul. 20, 2020
2m ago was my very first time to the George Dieter office and I was treated extremely nice. I love t... hat their door was locked to keepceveryonevsafe, they greeted me at the door and took my temp let me clean my gloved hands. Nothing but safe. I found my new eye clinic. Thank you.
- Mar. 25, 2020
I love it there, the service is always great. And the doctors as well
- Sep. 21, 2019
In my 64 years of living, this was the most thorough eye exam I've ever had. Dr. McIntosh took the t... ime to explain each test and the results. The entire staff was very courteous and professional, getting me in and out with almost no waiting time. This is the place to go for your eyecare needs.
- Aug. 28, 2019
Really great Dr and superb support staff. Excellent prices on higher end frames like Ray-Ban and eve... n Harley Davidson. Unbelievable turn-around time from visit to ready for pickup, under a week! Will be bringing the family here for their yearly exams too.
- Jul. 07, 2019
So I drove 3 Hours to this office and was amazed at the fantastic service. The technician was fast a... nd helpful, Andrew was funny and friendly, and Arturo was absolutely fantastic. Very insightful team. Making the trip to go back. Also helped us around El Paso and have good insight on other things!
- Jun. 12, 2019
They are such a joy to work with. Friendly. They do there best to make you happy.
- Sep. 12, 2018
Customer service is outstanding the ladies really helped me out when i suddenly found myself out of ... lenses and in a real bind
- Mar. 13, 2018
Took in a pair of glasses to ask for adjustments. They were cheerful and quick to fix the glasses a... t no charge for my Dad.
- Jun. 27, 2017
Very good place and great service

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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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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

Envision Optics pediatric eye doctors can help.

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