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Does My Son Need Glasses?

My 7 yr old complains that his eyes hurt and sometimes of headaches. I am thinking he may need glasses. I also catch him squinting his eyes every once in a while. How do I know if he needs glasses? Also do pediatricians test for this or does he need to see an eye dr? Thanks!

Color Blindness

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Can a Toddler Be Color Blind?

I have been thinking my 4 yr old has been color blind.She still has trouble with her colors and shapes,But is it possible for a toddler to be color blind? We do have an Uncle who is currently color blind

Eye Exams

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Kindergarten Eye Exam Requirement

Hi - I went to register my son for Kindergarten today and was told he must have an eye exam in order to register. I'm fine with this, howver we don't have vision insurance so I'll be paying out of pocket. Do you have a recommendation of where I could obtain an eye exam for kindergarten. It can be an optometrist or opthamologist and I'm assuming the optometrist may be cheaper? Thanks for the advice! :)

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Eye Exam...Opthalmologist Vs. Optometrist

I need to get an eye exam but my medical insurance does not cover vision care. I wondered if any of you know approximately how much an eye exam costs. I'm assuming that since an opthalmologist is an MD, it is more costly to see one rather than an optometrist. I also wondered if any of you have been to the optometrists located at, Lens Crafters, Costco, Sears, etc.? Do you have any recommendations? I'm located in the San Rafael area. Thanks so much.

Getting Glasses

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Kids and Glasses

My daughter is 12, and has perfect vision. Actually I usually laugh at the doctor's office because I'm standing closer to the eye chart than her, she has one eye covered, and she STILL sees all the letters better than me! Anyway, at the doc's office, her vision is always great. However, they are now using iPads at school, so she looks at that or a computer screen a lot during the day. By the evening (and sometimes at school) she complains that her eyes are blurry and has a hard time reading papers or a regular book. I have a weak...


I May Need Glasses

Actually looking at the computer at the moment I am pretty damn sure I need...


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Seeking Optometrist in Keller Area

I'm looking for an optometrist that I can stay with for a long time. My family has a history of glaucoma and would like someone that would really listen, not just herd you thru. Thanks so much!

Laser Eye Surgery

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Lasik Eye Surgery

i am seriously considering having lasik eye surgery to correct my severe short sight. have you ever had this done - what is your vision like now? is it worth it? thanks everyone

Pink Eye

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Pink Eye? Not Pink Eye?

Hey Guys, I need some advice /opinions here, sorry it's kind of long. My two sons, ages 2 and 4, go to a home daycare with 3 other kids. The lady who watches them is the grandmother of one of the girls there. Well the girl started complaining that her eyes were burning and she ran a slight fever one day. The next day she woke up with her eyes crusted shut with yellow/green gunk. Her eyes were swollen but not pink. So mom took her to the doctor, who then sent her to an eye doctor. Both said that is was probably just her sinuses...


Pink Eye? :(

Yesterday my right eye was bothering me when I put my contacts in, I didn't...


More Pink Eye!!

My 2-year-old daughter got the croup over the weekend and now has pink-eye....


Pink Eye Symptoms

Has anyone's babies every had pink eye and if so what were their symptoms?...


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My 8 Year Old Daughter and Crossed Eye Issue

My daughter is 8 years old. When she gets excited or is playing an imaginary game her eyes cross. We have taken her to the eye doctor twice and both times he could not get her eyes to cross and her vision was fine. He said there were no issues. HOWEVER, both her teachers from 1st and 2nd grade have been disturbed by it so much that they have emailed me about taking her to a doctor. I have several photos where her eyes cross when we take the picture. Should I take her to another doctor?? Is there anything to worry about? I read somewhere...


Possible Lazy Eye?

if one eye crosses over towards the middle is it considered lazy eye? does...


Lazy Eye in Infant

My 6 month old was diagnosed with a lazy eye. We are going to a pediatric...