Children's Eye Exams near Gary, Indiana

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Clear Vision
& Healthy Eyes for Your Child

We’re here to help your child enjoy a positive, engaging eye care experience focused on supporting their visual clarity and eye health.

We provide comprehensive children’s eye exams starting at the age of 3. However, we are happy to see children of any age to help address their unique eye care needs and promote their vision development.

Why Are Children’s Eye Exams Important?

Children rely heavily on their vision to learn and explore the world around them, but undetected vision problems can affect their academic performance, social development, and quality of life. 

However, early detection and intervention can help identify and address potential issues possibly affecting their vision and eye health.

What to Expect
During a Children’s Eye Exam?

The American Optometric Association recommends scheduling the first comprehensive eye exam for children around 3 years of age. However, if you notice any signs of visual problems or have concerns about your child’s eyes, it is never too early to have an eye exam.

During the exam, we will assess various aspects of your child’s eye health and vision and always provide opportunities to ask questions to get more detail on your child’s eye care needs.

Visual Acuity

Using age-appropriate charts or interactive methods, we can measure your child’s ability to see objects clearly at different distances.

Our optometrists can evaluate how well your child’s eyes work together and track objects to help them develop proper eye coordination and muscle control.

Using non-invasive techniques, we can determine if your child requires vision correction, such as glasses, to achieve clear and comfortable vision.

We can examine the health of your child’s eyes, checking for any signs of abnormalities or eye conditions that may require further attention.

Our optometrists consider your child’s overall eye health, visual development, and any specific concerns you or your child may have to provide the next steps to supporting their sight.

Common Eye Conditions
in Children

Children can experience various eye conditions that may impact their vision and eye health. Some common conditions include:

  • Refractive Errors: Nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism are common refractive errors that can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye): Amblyopia occurs when one eye has better vision than the other, leading to reduced visual acuity in the weaker eye. Early detection and treatment are essential for maximizing visual development.
  • Strabismus: Strabismus refers to the misalignment of the eyes, resulting in crossed or turned eyes. It requires early intervention to prevent long-term vision problems and potential social or developmental issues.
  • Eye Infections & Allergies: Children are susceptible to eye infections and allergies, such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) or seasonal allergies. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help alleviate discomfort and manage further complications.
  • Eye Injuries: Children are prone to eye injuries during play or sports activities. A comprehensive eye exam can detect any signs of injury or trauma and guide appropriate treatment.

Early Intervention
& Ongoing Eye Care

Regular eye exams for children are essential for detecting and addressing existing eye conditions and monitoring their eye health as they grow. Early intervention can significantly improve the effectiveness of treatments and prevent potential vision problems from progressing.

Our experienced optometrists at Moses Eyecare Center can work closely with you and your child to develop a personalized eye care plan. We can recommend vision correction, eye exercises, and vision therapy if needed.

Book an Appointment
for Your Child’s Eye Exam Today

Investing in your child’s eye health is a gift that can benefit them throughout their lives. Book a comprehensive eye exam for your child today. Our dedicated team at Moses Eyecare Center is here to provide you with exceptional children’s eye care in Northwest Indiana.

Explore Our Locations

Merrillville

  • 70 E. 68th Place
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • * Monday : 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Tuesday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Wednesday : 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Thursday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ***Saturday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

* Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
** Lunch 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*** Open the 3rd Saturday of the month

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  • 701 W 5th Ave
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Monday: Closed
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: CLOSED
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

* Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
** Lunch 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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  • 630 N. Front St.
  • Hebron, IN 46341
  • * Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • ** Thursday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • ***Saturday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

* Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
** Lunch 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*** Open the 3rd Saturday of the month

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  • 117 Deanna Dr.
  • Lowell, IN 46356
  • * Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday (Lunch 1-2): 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • ** Wednesday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ***Saturday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

* Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
** Lunch 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*** Open the 4th Saturday of the month

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  • 1861 E. Summit St.
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • ** Monday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Thursday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ***Saturday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

* Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
** Lunch 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*** Open the 2nd Saturday of the month

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  • 130 S. Broad Street
  • Griffith, IN 46319
  • * Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Tuesday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • ** Wednesday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ***Saturday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

* Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
** Lunch 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*** Open the 2nd Saturday of each month

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Glen Park

  • 3229 Broadway
  • Gary, IN 46409
  • * Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • * Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed
  • ***Saturday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

* Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
** Lunch 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*** Open the 2nd Saturday of each month

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  • 115 Lincolnway
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • ** Monday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ***Saturday : 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

* Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
** Lunch 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*** Open the 1st Saturday of the month 

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  • 7974 Wicker Ave.
  • St. John, IN 46373
  • Monday: Closed
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Wednesday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ***Saturday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

* Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
** Lunch 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*** Open the 1st Saturday of the month

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  • 7414 Indianapolis Blvd.
  • Hammond , IN 46324
  • * Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Thursday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ***Saturday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

* Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
** Lunch 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*** Open the 4th Saturday of each month

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  • 10707 Randolph St.
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • ** Monday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • ** Thursday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ***Saturday: 9:00 AM 1:00 PM

* Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
** Lunch 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
*** Open the 1st Saturday of the month

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Highly trained and helpful opticians are here to help you select comfortable frames and the newest lens designs to keep you seeing and looking your absolute best.

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