Pediatric Eye Care in Winterset

Pediatric Eye Care in Winterset

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 Winterset pediatric eye doctor at International Eyecare Center - Winterset.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Winterset

Our optometry practice in Winterset

Photograph of Abby Thomas
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 - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife

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 International Eyecare Center - Winterset 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 International Eyecare Center - Winterset 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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- Feb. 14, 2024
Friendly, compassionate staff
- Jan. 19, 2024
Great staff, never any issues. I look forward to my appointments and know that I'll be well taken c... are of. Everyone is knowledgeable and friendly. Great experiences every time. Thanks guys!
- Dec. 08, 2023
Very thorough exam. The person who helped me pick out my new frames was great and helped me find a ... pair I love
- Nov. 20, 2023
The best team ever. Very friendly understanding and helpful. Got my 8 year old in quickly and made ... an emergency appointment with the specialist for us.
- Nov. 04, 2023
Competent doctor and staff. Great customer service!
- Oct. 09, 2023
Get service. We had 2 slots 9am and 10am. We also had a 1030 appointment somewhere else that I had t... o get my husband too, they were able to squeeze us both into the same appointment slot. They did a great job on our exams, Quick, straight forward questions and polite as well. Got our glasses back within a week.
- Oct. 06, 2023
Awesome staff an exceptional optometrist
- Sep. 04, 2023
A great place to get glasses!
- Jun. 04, 2023
IMPRESSED. Great experience! Super helpful!
- Apr. 15, 2023
The staff is so nice and helpful.
- Apr. 11, 2023
I would definitely recommend this eyecare Center. I'm facing eyesight issues that are very scarey to... me and the Dr. and others who worked with me were genuinely kind and understanding. I left feeling hopeful and not so scared.
- Feb. 07, 2023
I love IEC! They take good care of myself and my son, I'm thankful to have them close to home - so c... onvenient.
- Feb. 05, 2023
Excellent eye care and Great service!!
- Feb. 04, 2023
Dr. A. Thomas is very knowledgable and professional. I appreiate having her in our small community.... She is omfortable working with Wolfe Eye Clinic in caring for my multiple vision issues.
- Dec. 22, 2022
Dr. Abby is the best! Trust her totally with my bad eyesight! She and her staff are very friendly an... d kind!
- Dec. 02, 2022
Doctor Abby is magnificent, she genuinely cares and conversates with you. The staff is so nice and w... elcoming and will totally hype you up while modeling glasses 🤓 love those ladies!
- Sep. 20, 2022
Friendly staff, very knowledgeable. Ensures you are satisfied 100 percent! Fast service too! I would... definitely recommend IEC!
- Dec. 17, 2021
Everyone in the clinic is very professional and personable.
- Dec. 08, 2021
Love Dr Abby and the staff! Knowledgeable and friendly. Great frame selection
- Nov. 29, 2021
I have worn glasses and contacts for longer than I care to rememer. I am new to Winterset and was lo... oking for a new optomotrist. Dr. Abby and staff were wonderful with both. I don't remember when I saw this good. Thank you all!

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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!

International Eyecare Center - Winterset pediatric eye doctors can help.

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