Pediatric Eye Care in Aurora

Pediatric Eye Care in Aurora

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 Aurora pediatric eye doctor at EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Pioneer Hills.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Aurora

Our optometry practice in Aurora

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • Nov. 23 Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 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 EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Pioneer Hills 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 of Colorado - Pioneer Hills 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
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- Sep. 19, 2023
The business has comfortable chairs and a relaxed atmosphere. When they couldn't honor my scheduled ... appointment on time due to their computer system going down I was given an upgrade of one of their paid services for free. excellent customer service today.
- Aug. 22, 2023
I have found the glasses I was looking for, said what I was looking for and was handed what I was lo... oking for, need to save a little more money very professional and relaxed atmosphere I'm going back
- Aug. 11, 2023
Had a great experience and professional service at Eye Care Specialties. I received exceptional he... lp from Mark Ciesielski who did an excellent job understanding, applying and explaining how my insurance would be applied to my visit . I would highly recommend this office for your needs.
- Jul. 17, 2023
I had a great experience, questions asked were answered thoroughly and customer service was excellen... t!
- Jun. 17, 2023
Our family has had the best experiences here! Dr. VanDan is accurate, kind, and makes sure your ques... tions are answered. I especially love their ability to show images of your eye! The front desk is always supportive and kind, helping you from beginning to end. Bailey is our favorite by far, but you’ll be cared for no matter who assists you! The location is clean, updated, and welcoming. 10/10
- Jun. 17, 2023
Dr Vandan is amazing, my 6yr old recently saw him. Not often you see an eye Dr who takes their time ... and explains what they're doing and why. Will be switching my family to this clinic moving forward
- Jun. 04, 2023
They were the best
- Mar. 30, 2023
Everyone is amazing and efficient!
- Mar. 26, 2023
Very friendly staff and doctors. Helpful and quick service.
- Mar. 24, 2023
Would definitely recommend this wonderful place. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely hel... pful. Dr. Kruglet explained more about my eyes in one visit than any of my prior 30 years of visits elsewhere. TOTALLY IMPRESSED!!
- Mar. 18, 2023
Pleasant staff and atmosphere. At every appointment, Dr. K. and staff provided professional and atte... ntive service.
- Feb. 14, 2023
Friendly staff, very clean , they don't rush you when picking out frames. They answer all questions....
- Feb. 12, 2023
Dr. VanDan, his assistant and Mark were all so helpful and kind. it was calm, not rushed and I felt ... like I got honest care. Thank you
- Feb. 04, 2023
My experience was very delightful. Staff is professional and very helpful and kind. They also have a... wide selection of designer eyewear to choose from.
- Dec. 21, 2022
Amazing staff, and amazing doctors. The person who go helped me pick out my frames was knowledgeable... and informative. The only thing I can say is off is the delivery time of frames and lenses. Other than that, A+ experience!
- Dec. 20, 2022
Great service and very friendly!
- Dec. 12, 2022
Lovely, welcoming staff. Run on time and efficiently. The doctors are very friendly and knowledgeabl... e. Definitely recommend!
- Nov. 18, 2022
Almost can't wait to go back!!! Lol
- Nov. 16, 2022
The doctors and staffs are very nice and welcoming.
- Nov. 14, 2022
Such a great office! I really appreciate Dr. Kruglet and his attention to detail. He was so helpful ... and compassionate. Highly recommend EyeCare Specialties of CO!

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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!

EyeCare Specialties of Colorado - Pioneer Hills pediatric eye doctors can help.

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