J. asks from Phoenix, AZ on May 01, 2007
Has anyone had a good experience with a vision doctor for kids? My step-son is 7 years old and just had his eyes tested at his pediatricians office & we were told he was probably going to need glasses, but to get them checked out thoroughly. He is dealthy afraid of anyone messing with his eyes, so I am looking for someone well experienced with children.
E.D. answers from Phoenix on May 02, 2007
My daughter has had a lot of vision/eye problems since she was very young. I take her to Dr. Patchmen in Mesa. He is a Pediatric eye doctor and I LOVE him. Office is Arizona Pediatric Eye Specialists. ###-###-####. Good luck!
A.B. answers from Phoenix on May 02, 2007
My children see Dr. James O'Niel with Arizona Pediatric Eye Specialists and he is wonderful! They have 5 more doctors with their program, each one is a specialist, so if there is a problem, they can quickly and correctly diagnose your stepson. They have 8 locations in Mesa, Glendale, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Casa Grande, and three in Phoenix, so wherever you are, there should be one close. We go to his office in Mesa, and it is on the Banner Desert Medical Center campus. The APES phone number is ###-###-#### or their website is www.EyeCareAZ.com Good luck and I hope this helped!
R.B. answers from Albuquerque on May 02, 2007
Well, this may be a bit different, but my daughter was not quite 1 1/2 years old when we had to take her for her first vision exam. She hated every minute of it - literally screamed like a wildcat the whole time. But it gets easier every time. She had surgery on her eyes before she was even two, wears glasses full-time and has to have check-ups every six weeks. Though your little guy is older and I'm sure his condition is not like my daughters is, my suggestion is that you prepare yourself mentally for the worst case and talk to everyone you know who may have taken a child locally to an eye doctor to find out who might be the best pediatric eye doctor to see. Do make sure you take him to a pediatric eye doctor, they are very familiar with the tactics to use to make kids much more at ease - and they are very patient with them as well as the parents! If you prepare for the worst you will probably be surprised and it may be easier than you thought! Good Luck to you and your step-son! If you are in Albuquerque area, I would suggest Dr. Todd Goldblum, he is fantastic!
J.R. answers from Las Cruces on May 02, 2007
My daughter is five and has been wearing glasses for over a year. I don't know where you live, but we live in Las Cruces and drive her to El Paso to Dr. Violetta Radenovich. She's great! She only treats kids and she and her staff are great!
M.M. answers from Albuquerque on May 02, 2007
Dr. Fite with Sandia Vision Clinic
3701 Eubank Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
J.L. answers from Albuquerque on May 02, 2007
I took my 3 yr old daughter to Sandia Vision Clinic for an eye test and they were wonderful with her. (We saw Dr. Chinisci, which is pronounced Kin-e-she.) I've been going to them for the past 4 years because they are so professional, courteous, and responsive. They're located at Eubank and Comanche. Good luck!
M.M. answers from Tucson on May 01, 2007
I also recommend Dr Lydia Banuelos. My daughter does really good with her.
J.M. answers from Tucson on May 03, 2007
Dr. Lydia Banuelos in Tucson was awesome with my little girl. I highly recommend her.
R.S. answers from Tucson on May 01, 2007
Dr. Lydia Banuelos and Dr. Sean McCafferty are both really great doctors.