Pediatric Eye Care in Clarksville

Pediatric Eye Care in Clarksville

Children's Eye Doctors - Dedicated to Helping Kids See Clearly

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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 Clarksville pediatric eye doctor at Clarksville Eye Clinic.

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Safeguard Your Child’s Vision, Now and In the Future

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Clarksville

Our optometry practice in Clarksville

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • United Health Care Community Plan
  • Aetna

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 Clarksville Eye Clinic 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 Clarksville Eye Clinic 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.

Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 22, 2024
Dr. Drew and the staff at Clarksville Eye Clinic are amazing. They were friendly and efficient. Dr... . Drew listened patiently to any concerns I had, answered my questions fully and honestly and helped me choose the best options for me! Very enjoyable expereince!
- Feb. 21, 2024
Highly recommend. Great service. Entire staff very knowledgeable.
- Feb. 20, 2024
I've been coming to Clarksville Eye Clinic for a few years now. The staff is always friendly. Dr. Da... vis is awesome!!!
- Feb. 20, 2024
Down to Earth, Family friendly. Old school practice.
- Feb. 15, 2024
great place for eye care
- Feb. 11, 2024
Super awesome staff. They are very kind and helpful. Their large selection of frames and price rang... e makes it's affordable for all.
- Feb. 11, 2024
Great clean and professional waiting room where you wont have to wait long. The doctor is ANAZING! I... have an eye phobia yet she made me feel totally comfortable and even taught me a cool trick to getting eye drops in. Very professional and kind; will be recommending to everyone
- Feb. 10, 2024
Great Service, Nice Selection in Eyewear.
- Feb. 08, 2024
Dr. Drew is great with the whole family! For parents of special needs kids, he’s your man. He brin... gs a special type of fatherly patience with him. The selection of glasses is great and they don’t pressure you into adding all the special additions.
- Feb. 04, 2024
Dr. Drew is the best eye doctor in town. I have been with him for a long time and he is always carin... g and kind. His staff is also very nice and always helpful.
- Jan. 28, 2024
Dr Davis and the staff were great! I had little to no wait times which is always a plus.
- Jan. 27, 2024
So thankful for Dr. Drew and the amazingly nice staff at Clarksville Eye Clinic! I enjoy feeling wel... comed and taken care of. Engaging in small talk with a smile is a win for me and the service is top tier! 👍🏾👍🏾
- Jan. 25, 2024
I highly recommend. It was a great experience and he was amazing with my daughter.
- Dec. 18, 2023
Great team of people.
- Dec. 11, 2023
Dr. Drew is amazing! The whole staff is wonderful and so friendly. I go here for my eye exams and co... ntact lenses and my kids go here too. I highly recommend
- Dec. 10, 2023
The staff was very professional and helpful.
- Nov. 29, 2023
Professional staff
- Nov. 24, 2023
The staff is so caring and nice and helpful. Would very much recommend this place to everyone.
- Nov. 23, 2023
OUTSTANDING GREAT SERVICE AND ALWAYS GO TO THE LAST MILE FOR HIS PATIENT TO GIVE THEM THE BEST.
- Nov. 13, 2023
Dr. Drew is the most conscientious and kindly caring doctor ever! I am so fortunate to have found t... his place.

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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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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

Clarksville Eye Clinic pediatric eye doctors can help.

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