Pediatric Eye Care in Lincoln

Pediatric Eye Care in Lincoln

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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 Lincoln pediatric eye doctor at EyeCare Specialties - O Street.

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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 EyeCare Specialties - O Street 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 EyeCare Specialties - O Street 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.

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- Jun. 06, 2024
They listen and ask the questions that make you feel like they actually care not just pushing their ... agenda like some places
- May. 31, 2024
Love my new doctor. When a doctor can make you feel right at home the first time you meet them, that... is something special. I really enjoyed the style and professionalism of Dr Rogge. She is a Nebraska girl, who knows her stuff!
- May. 21, 2024
Friendly and Knowledgeable staff.
- Apr. 27, 2024
Fast smooth and simple.
- Mar. 27, 2024
Krystal was helpful and listened. Highly recommend!
- Mar. 18, 2024
My experience at EyeCare Specialties was perfect thanks to Andrea Garza. She made my visit quick, ea... sy, and educational. She helped me immensely on choosing frames that best fit me, educating me on my lenses and the different add ons/options, as well as the coverage of my insurance. She was professional and beyond knowledgeable. I am appreciative of her patience and guidance, and look forward to working with her again for any future needs at EyeCare Specialties! Thanks again Andrea!!!
- Mar. 16, 2024
I received Scleral contact lenses from Dr Tyler Lee and his Awesome team. The fit and comfort of th... e lenses is the best.
- Mar. 10, 2024
I’m thankful for the expertise that I received in selecting the eyeglass frames and lens configura... tion that has helped me to see the best overall distance and near in years.
- Feb. 18, 2024
Everyone is so helpful and friendly. I love seeing Dr Rogge!!
- Dec. 18, 2023
First off, I have great respect for Krystal Rogge. She is very professional and understands prism, w... hich is hard to find. Staff is very helpful and willing to go the extra mile to take care of you.
- Dec. 14, 2023
Super nice staff! Been going here for years!
- Dec. 07, 2023
My daughter & I saw Krystal Rogge for the first time. I’ve never felt so comfortable, & well taken... care of! Very happy with our experience & we will both continue to see her!
- Dec. 04, 2023
I ordered safety glasses. Justin worked with me to ensure the order came through accurately. Everyon... e here is nice.
- Nov. 21, 2023
A big thank you to Sandra Powell at the O street location. She assisted me with new glasses. Very pr... ofessional, an asset to the company!
- Oct. 13, 2023
excellent experience!!!
- Sep. 22, 2023
Everyone greets you with a smile and is friendly. The optician was very helpful with selecting new f... rames that I really like.
- Sep. 03, 2023
Good people work here! Dr. Kimberly Tucker and the entire staff are friendly and very thorough with... eyecare! Great Job!
- Aug. 25, 2023
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- Jun. 23, 2023
Eye Care is a great place to have your eyes checked
- May. 21, 2023
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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

EyeCare Specialties - O Street pediatric eye doctors can help.

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