Pediatric Eye Care in Findlay

Pediatric Eye Care in Findlay

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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 Findlay pediatric eye doctor at Shawnee Optical - Findlay.

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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 Shawnee Optical - Findlay 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 Shawnee Optical - Findlay 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.


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

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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- Feb. 26, 2024
Been seeing Dr. Reineck since 5th grade- he's a caring professional. Also great staff, smooth and ef... ficient processes.
- Dec. 29, 2023
Very satisfied with my visited and testing
- Nov. 22, 2023
Trustworthy eye care.
- Aug. 26, 2023
Thank you for all you do Shawnee Optical
- Aug. 24, 2023
Very good people to deal with
- Apr. 18, 2023
Excellent service and caring staff.
- Feb. 08, 2023
Excellent Service!! Thank you.
- Oct. 27, 2022
Very helpful in explaining every option. Service is very good. The end product is of hight quality!
- Sep. 30, 2022
I had a very good experience with Dr. Reineck & the staff. Dr. Reineck was thorough and shared any c... oncerns he had about my eye health. The staff was very helpful. They ensured that I found the right glasses and had all the necessary options added to my lenses.
- May. 31, 2022
Entire staff did a great job. Thank you.
- May. 04, 2022
Had an accident with my husband’s glasses. We called to make an appointment and was able to get i... n within a day or two. He really liked the doctor and the lady who helped us was wonderful. They both helped him pick out his glasses that suited his specific needs. I think his new glasses look great and I will be going there too. They have a good variety of frames there. The office was nicely decorated and clean.
- Apr. 19, 2022
Very friendly and efficient service! Loving my new glasses
- Mar. 27, 2022
Shawnee Optical in Findlay is THE place to go for an eye exam and glasses. Dr. Reinecke takes care ... of you personally and gets things right. And the opticians take the time to get it right too! First glasses I've actually liked and that work well in years!!!
- Oct. 04, 2021
Very friendly staff and Doctor.
- Jul. 27, 2021
appointment was exactly on time. No waiting. Staff and Dr. was very professional and kind.
- Apr. 12, 2021
Very nice, plenty of options and affordable. It did take three weeks to get scheduled to get my appo... intment and when my glasses were ready, I got an email which I am glad I check my email. And I called and picked them up. I am glad they require masks and are safe.
- Mar. 25, 2021
The people were all very professional and nice. Plus they have a huge variety of frames to choose fr... om.
- Mar. 22, 2021
Dr. Reineck and his staff will always be my top choice regarding eye care for myself and my family. ... Thank you!!
- Nov. 20, 2020
Customer service.
- Dec. 02, 2019
Friendly courteous Dr and staff, paid half what I normally do!!!! Nice selection if frames also!!!

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Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Findlay

Our optometry practice in Findlay

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

Shawnee Optical - Findlay pediatric eye doctors can help.

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