Expert Care. Four Locations.
Pediatric Eye Exams
Your child should not have to answer the same "which is better, 1 or 2" question over and over again? The world has changed and so has eye care. Vision Specialists uses the most advanced medical technology to reduce or eliminate the parts of the eye exam we all dread.
Vision Specialists is proud to provide simple, modern eye care for children of all ages. We’re proud to continually support our community and provide our patients with the best eye care in the Midwest!
Simple & Easy.
Start With Simple Tests
Before your child sees your Vision Specialists eye doctor, they experience 3 quick high definition scans for their prescription and ocular health. This allows their exam to be complete and efficient.
Glasses Prescription Scan: Through high definition scans, your glasses prescription is more detailed than ever before with little to no "which is better, 1 or 2" questioning.
No Puff Eye Pressure: No more scary puff of air directly into your eyes. With the iCare® Tonometer, we can determine your risk for glaucoma with no puff of air.
Retinal Scan: With scanning laser technology, we scan and capture 82% of your retina in one image, eliminating the need for most patients to be dilated.
Your Child's Vision Health.
Highly Trained Doctors
At Vision Specialists, we believe that we provide the best eye exams in the world! Through advanced technology, your child's eye exam can be more comprehensive and more efficient than ever before.
A child’s life is full of developmental milestones, and vision plays a major role in nearly all of them. The key is making sure your child’s vision is healthy, which can be difficult when your child doesn’t know how to articulate what they’re experiencing. That’s why check-ins with skilled eye care professionals are so important — we can keep track of eye health, alignment, and development through these crucial formative years. The American Optometric Association recommends that children undergo complete eye exams at the following ages:
- Between 6 months and 1 year of age
- At 3 years of age
- Every other year during school
It’s important to understand that school screenings cannot replace eye exams, as they are not as extensive as the real thing.
Clear & Healthy.
Confidence In Your Child's Vision Care
The best part of any eye exam should be the end, when your Vision Specialists eye doctor carefully educates you and clearly lays out next steps for your child.
Your Exam Summary - We want you to leave our office empowered with a complete understanding of your child's eyes. Every patient at Vision Specialists leaves with a concise one-page summary of the doctor's findings and next steps.
Frames & Contact Lenses - One size does not fit all. We understand that each child is unique and pride ourselves with personalizing next steps for each child. After their eye exam, the doctor will work with our vision care team to determine next steps for your child's glasses, contact lenses, and ocular health management.
Simple. Vision. Coverage.
Always In Network
Each Vision Specialists doctor is chosen from the top candidates from across the nation. Our doctor network has direct access to the most advanced eye care professional education system in the United States.
Additionally, our doctors come from a variety of specialties, and our network is designed for collaboration. This ensures that our patients receive the best eye care in Nebraska & Council Bluffs.
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This place was great! I had my exam and got a pair of glasses ordered… in under an hour! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Definitely a great place! Read more “Friendly”
The folks there were exceptional. They went above and beyond to make you feel welcome… and at ease. They were very knowledgeable and professional I will recommend them to all my friends and family. Read more “Recommended”
I had my initial eye exam Monday and was completely impressed! From the testing to… interacting with the eye doctor all was wonderful. The eye doctor seems very thorough and knowledgeable. Read more “Impressed”
I enjoy Dr. Epley and her knowledge and use of technology to help me get… to know my eyes better. I feel like I am in good hands from the receptionists to the wonderful ladies helping pick out the perfect pair of glasses. Wouldn’t trust any other place with my eye care! Read more “Trusted”
Dr. Hazlewood is awesome! She explained things to me. I have severe dry eye which… she explained fully to me what causes it and wanting to look more into it. Highly impressed by Dr. Hazlewood. The staff at the front desk are amazing and super friendly. I highly recommend going here for your eye care needs. Read more “Awesome”
Great eye doctor! The exam is thorough and they have a great selection of frames… with a variety of prices. They are up front about how much everything will cost, so you won’t have any surprises when you pay. Read more “Honest”
The entire staff was very accommodating for my almost 1 year olds first check up.… He loved all of the attention and I felt like they understood that I had my hands full with my little one and was not rushed. Wonderful experience and would recommend them to anyone! Read more “Accommodating”
Dr. Hazlewood was very friendly and knowledgeable. She answered all of my questions that i… had and also made me feel like I was important. Any questions or concerns I had she made sure they were answered. I am definitely looking forward to my next visit with her! I recommend Dr. Hazlewood. Read more “Friendly”
I don’t write reviews, but I had to today. The new office is beautiful! It’s… very trendy and welcoming, and it’s not just because of the new atmosphere. The staff is very warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Jared spent a lot of time explaining details to me and the new technology is amazing!! I highly recommend! Thanks so much! Read more “Welcoming”
I have never had this thorough of an exam anywhere else! Dr. Holthaus gives your… exam and then takes the time to explain everything. He never rushes through it. He makes sure you get the best of care. His staff are always friendly and helpful. I will never go anywhere else! Read more “Helpful”
Highly recommend! I had the best experience at Vision Specialists! Dr. Kate is extremely knowledgeable,… and made me feel super comfortable while clearly explaining the changes to my vision. The facility is really nice, as well. All of the equipment is super modern. Read more “Recommended”
Dr. Kate and Lisa were so friendly and welcoming! It was very refreshing to sit… down with a doctor who explained all the results of my exam and what they meant for my plan down the road. Also, the office is beautiful! Would definitely recommend! Read more “Refreshing”