Overland & St.Charles, MO

Eye Exam

St. Louis & St. Charles, MO

Pediatric Eye Exam

At Overland Optical Family Eye Care, we offer pediatric eye exams in St. Charles and St. Louis for children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. Our experienced and friendly optometrists are here to ensure that your child’s vision is healthy and that any issues are addressed early on. 

When does your child need to visit the eye doctor?  

Your child should have their first eye exam at 6 months, followed by a second exam at three years old and again before they enter kindergarten. Once they’re in school, they should see an eye doctor every two years if they don’t need corrective lenses. Children who need eyeglasses or contact lenses should be seen annually or as recommended by their eye doctor.  

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Why are eye exams important for children?

Regular pediatric eye exams are crucial for your child’s vision health. They help identify and address any potential problems early on, setting your child up for success in school and keeping their eyes healthy. Even if your child shows no signs of vision issues, it’s important to get their eyes checked. Eye doctors can detect a range of conditions, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, lazy eye, or crossed eyes. 

What to expect during a pediatric eye exam 

Our pediatric eye exams are tailored to your child’s age and specific needs. The tests our eye doctor in St. Charles or St. Louis uses will depend on your child’s age, but an exam generally includes a case history, vision testing, determination of whether eyeglasses are needed, testing eye alignment, an eye health evaluation, and prescribing eyeglasses if necessary.  

If your child needs glasses or contact lenses, we also offer a wide variety of frames and lenses specifically designed for kids. Our knowledgeable staff at our St. Louis or St. Charles optical will help your child find glasses that fit comfortably and look great. 


Schedule a pediatric eye exam today 

Scheduling regular pediatric eye exams will enable early detection and prompt treatment of any issues to help keep your child’s eyes healthy and ensure clear, comfortable vision. Contact us today in St. Louis or St. Charles to schedule your child’s eye exam.   

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    Robert Oberkrom
    Robert Oberkrom
    11 May 2023
    Went there yesterday for eye irritation and got an exam and everyone was so helpful and caring. Will go back again and recommend them.
    Cynthia Pentonyoung
    Cynthia Pentonyoung
    10 May 2023
    14 years and Always a pleasant experience!
    Faith Ivey-Redford
    Faith Ivey-Redford
    6 May 2023
    Raquel was great helping me to pick out frames for glasses and sunglasses at Overland optical. She made me feel special and as a customer that means alot and keeps me coming back.
    Jan Dillon
    Jan Dillon
    5 May 2023
    Been going to Overland Optical of many years and I'm never disappointed. Always a thorough exam and helpful staff.
    Rebecca Thomas
    Rebecca Thomas
    5 May 2023
    Was referred, and will refer!!!
    Sharon Akers
    Sharon Akers
    3 May 2023
    Very friendly, caring and professional