Vision Services

Pediatric Eye Care Centers in Denver, Aurora & Thornton, CO

Youth Dental & Vision has provided premier eye care services to children in Denver and the surrounding areas of Aurora and Thornton for the last 15 years. There is nothing more important to us than your child's ocular health and vision. This is why we do our best to make your child's time in our office as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

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Regular visits with an optometry professional are an essential part of helping to maintain your child's ocular health. It is important to start your child's eye exams at their earliest stages of life. Infant exams are critical in terms of being able to detect visual and ocular disorders early on. Many parents make the assumption that infants and pre-school aged children don't need to be examined by an optometrist however, this assumption is false. 35 percent of America's preschool aged children are diagnosed with a visual defect each year according to a study financed by the National Institute of Health.

Common Conditions

The most common eye problems seen in preschool aged children include astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. In addition, other common conditions that can affect the sight of school aged children include:

  • Lazy eye (amblyopia)
  • Convergence- a condition that makes it nearly impossible to keep the eyes aligned when focusing on objects in close proximity.
  • Strabismus- (Crossed eyes)

The optometry professionals here at Youth Dental and Vision are trained to treat, and even reverse some of the most common eye issues that affect children if they are detected early enough. 

What to Expect

Parents and their children who enter our offices in Aurora, Denver and Thornton can expect several very important things. We make every effort to provide an environment that is happy and an overall fun place to be. A first time patient exam will take a little more time as out team members will complete a history and physical where we will ask if there is any family history of eye conditions or diseases. During the course of an evaluation we are careful to take our time with the children we see. We allow all of the time they need to identify items on charts and to verbalize their responses if they are able to do so. We don't want our patients to feel rushed because it could prevent us from making an accurate assessment. If it is determined your child needs glasses, we are happy to write the prescription, and fit your child for some new frames. We carry over 250 colorful and fun frames that will have your child looking and seeing their best.

Visit One of Our Colorado Centers Today

We want children to have healthy eyes because that is the foundation for everything they will do moving forward. An eye condition can stunt or even prevent a child's ability to learn. If your child has not had their eyes tested recently give us a call at one of our offices to schedule an appointment today.  Dial 303-343-3133 to reach our Aurora office, 303-825-2295 to reach our Thornton office and 303-825-2295 to reach our Denver office. We look forward to seeing you and your child.

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