Pediatric Eye Care in Clarksville

Pediatric Eye Care in Clarksville

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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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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.


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

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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- Jun. 16, 2024
Very nice helpful staff and Dr. Drew is great.
- Jun. 12, 2024
A great experience. We were treated like family and had all our questions answered.
- Jun. 10, 2024
From the first call to schedule my initial appt to picking up my contacts, everyone was so nice and ... professional! They had me in and out in a very reasonable time. Dr. Davis was great! Very nice, thorough, patient, and made me feel very comfortable.
- Jun. 10, 2024
These are my new glasses. I really like them alot. And I'm seeing much better
- Jun. 10, 2024
Great experience
- Jun. 08, 2024
I have to say this is the best clinic I have ever been to by far the whole experience was very pleas... ant my son has level 2 autism and every staff member We met today was amazing with us!! They took their time and got him the glasses he needed I would highly recommend everyone to check them out if you’re in need of an eye doctor! Thank y’all so much we look forward to getting our glasses in a couple weeks 💕
- Jun. 04, 2024
I’ve been seeing Dr. Drew for years. He’s friendly and thorough. Would recommend Clarksville Eye... Clinic to friends and family.
- Jun. 02, 2024
I have a great experience, the dr took the time to check on my eyes. It’s definitely the best eye ... care I ever have.
- May. 24, 2024
Great customer service. Friendly staff. Dr. Drew is awesome!
- May. 23, 2024
Very professional staff really enjoyed the visit
- May. 17, 2024
Awesome service by Dr. Drew! I have tried different places all over town without a pleasant experien... ce. There is also plenty of parking at this location.
- May. 17, 2024
Great service, knowledgeable provider and staff!
- Apr. 30, 2024
Care always feel non-rushed and tailored to me! Thank you!!
- Apr. 22, 2024
Dr. Davis and the rest of the Clarksville Eye Clinic staff are extremely helpful, kind and punctual!...
- Apr. 21, 2024
I am shopping for new glasses but I no longer live near Clarksville. I wish I did, as Clarksville Ey... e Clinic did a great job on my exam and in filling my script when I got my glasses there in 2017 & 2019. I miss this place.
- Apr. 10, 2024
Great place, professional and caring
- Apr. 02, 2024
Best eye exam I've ever had
- Mar. 16, 2024
Dr. Davis and staff are amazing. Very friendly and professional. A great experience for all of your ... eye care needs. Highly recommend!! 😎
- Mar. 02, 2024
Very good at what they do and have a lot of patience when they where teaching me how to use contacts...
- 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!

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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

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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

Clarksville Eye Clinic pediatric eye doctors can help.

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