Pediatric Eye Care in Tucson

Pediatric Eye Care in Tucson

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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 Tucson pediatric eye doctor at Affinity Eye Care - North Office.

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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 Affinity Eye Care - North Office 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 Affinity Eye Care - North Office 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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- May. 20, 2024
I received highly professional and customer-oriented care from Dr. Bobbitt.
- Apr. 26, 2024
The Dr and staff were very nice and helpful.
- Apr. 26, 2024
Love my new sunglasses!! Love the staff and doctors too!! I highly recommend Affinity Eyecare!
- Apr. 15, 2024
This place is awesome! Excellent customer service, friendly atmosphere, and excellent eyeglasses. I ... had a wonderful experience when I went there for a new pair of glasses. My insurance sent me here and I'm happy they did! I'm sure everyone will be happy with the results, I know I am!
- Apr. 13, 2024
The entire staff is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. Having to go to a Doctor appointment is amazing there.
- Mar. 28, 2024
Everyone I interacted with was very kind and knowledgeable. Dr. Kaylee Bobbitt was kind, patient, an... d made my experience pleasant. After putting off an exam for 7 years, I'm happy I returned. Thank you all for an amazing visit.
- Mar. 16, 2024
I've been going to Affinity EyeCare for at least 20 years. Dr. Murphy and his staff are top notch!
- Feb. 22, 2024
Staff was very efficient. Dr. Murphy was very thorough with my exam. He took his time to address any... issues I had. I highly recommend this practice.
- Feb. 06, 2024
Went for my annual eye exam yesterday and saw Dr. Bobbit and she was fantastic! Very thorough, profe... ssional and so kind. Highly recommend! Since my prescription changed a slight bit I went right over to optical and saw Shannon who always helps me find the perfect glasses. The sweetest person and so patient with someone like me who has a very hard time making a decision. She’s the best!
- Jan. 30, 2024
Great Office, great people, and great doctor!! Not one issue!!! Exam was thorough.
- Jan. 26, 2024
Dr Murphy and his staff have been great to use for my optometry. Friendly and very good at what they... do.
- Jan. 20, 2024
The staff was very helpful and considerate of my needs. They made my visit feel important and not ru... shed.
- Jan. 14, 2024
I wouldn’t trust my eyes with anyone else
- Jan. 05, 2024
Very efficient!
- Dec. 29, 2023
Extremely personable and helpful to find what works for your needs and wants. Love this office!
- Nov. 20, 2023
Excellent service and friendly staff.
- Nov. 15, 2023
Prompt and friendly service.
- Nov. 04, 2023
Easy scheduling and excellent service from Dr. Bobbitt.
- Nov. 03, 2023
Great service and assistance with health care coverage
- Oct. 25, 2023
Good place to get eye exam and glasses.

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Avesis
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Versant Health

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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

Affinity Eye Care - North Office pediatric eye doctors can help.

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