Pediatric Eye Care in Pleasanton

Pediatric Eye Care in Pleasanton

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 Pleasanton pediatric eye doctor at EyeTx - Atascosa.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Pleasanton

Our optometry practice in Pleasanton

Photograph of Thomas  Vielma
Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Medicaid
  • Avesis
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AlwaysCare
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Community Eye Care
  • Eyetopia
  • Aetna
  • Devoted Health Plans
  • Premier Provider Network

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 EyeTx - Atascosa 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 EyeTx - Atascosa 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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- Apr. 18, 2024
Great people, great customer service and I had a great experience!
- Mar. 21, 2024
Literally the nicest people in the world. The experience was so nice. ✝️🌎🩷
- Mar. 21, 2024
Friendly staff and clean facility. Dr. Prough is awesome.
- Mar. 06, 2024
Very Pleasant and Professional experience. Thank You .. Keep up the Good work.
- Feb. 26, 2024
Doctor is detailed. She friendly and helpful
- Feb. 09, 2024
This was my first visit to this location I normally make the trip to San Antonio. After getting reco... mmended by a coworker I decided to try it out. I am glad I did, the staff at the front desk were friendly and professional. Dr. Vielma was very professional and helpful when testing my eyes. He showed me what my new lenses would look like and allowed me to see the chart with them and it definitely made a huge difference compared to my current script. Staff helped me try to find frames and also helped get me the best price. I was told my glasses would be arriving in 2 weeks and I actually got them within 6 days. They came with a hard case, a bottle of lens cleaner and a cloth wipe.
- Feb. 06, 2024
I had an eye emergency—I embedded a microscopic piece of glass in my eye—and was unable to see o... ut of that eye, in severe pain, and scared. Losing my vision is one of my greatest fears. I called EyeTx - Atascosa and despite being fully booked on a Friday, they worked me in. When I arrived, they took me right back and never made me feel like an inconvenience or a work-in. Everyone was knowledgable and efficient. Above and beyond that, they were caring and empathetic. I would strongly recommend letting them take care of your eyes and your vision. Well done, EyeTx, well done.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Best experience ever!! Fantastic customer service. Everyone was super nice and very helpful
- Jan. 01, 2024
Dr. Prough is genuinely concerned with people’s medical conditions and offers many solutions for t... reatment and prevention.
- Dec. 27, 2023
Great service and friendly staff. We did not feel rushed and they have a great selection of glasses ... to choose from!
- Dec. 07, 2023
GREAT JOB TEAM EVERYONE IS SO FRIENDLY !!!!!
- Oct. 31, 2023
The Dr and staff were friendly, birthday, and professional. Tina is awesome.
- Oct. 15, 2023
You need vision care? Go here!
- Oct. 14, 2023
First time here everything went great and got my new glasses within 2weeks.
- Sep. 14, 2023
Great exp here. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff and Doctor.
- Sep. 12, 2023
I like been seen here since I started coming from Kenedy nice service and nice new Eye Dr like the o... ther one
- Sep. 07, 2023
Excellent service. Same day appointment! I’m
- Sep. 07, 2023
Great customer care! Thank you
- Sep. 04, 2023
Got me what I needed, highly recommend you see them, literally!!!!!
- Sep. 03, 2023
Dr. Prough is willing to spend extra time for patient care. He’s absolutely great!

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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!

EyeTx - Atascosa pediatric eye doctors can help.

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