Frontpage Hero

Children’s Eye Exams at Macha Eye Care in Central Indiana

Book Your Appointment

he First Step in Protecting Your Child’s Vision Is an Eye Exam

Just under 7% of all children in the United States have a diagnosed eye or vision condition, which can create significant difficulty for their development during their formative years. Your child’s vision makes up for 80% of how they learn, especially in a classroom setting.

At Macha Eye Care, our compassionate doctors are expertly-trained in pediatric eye care to ensure your child’s eye exam experience is comfortable and effective.

Book Appointment

When Should I Have My Child’s Eyes Examined?

Babies and preschoolers are often unable to express when they experience vision problems or trouble with their eye health. They’re generally unaware of what a normal functioning eye should look and feel like, so it’s vital to have their eyes examined by a professional to ensure they are healthy.

Have your child’s eyes examined before they are 6 months old to test if their eyes are properly aligned and seeing equally and assess their overall ocular health. We use specialized techniques to examine your child’s eyes, even if they can’t speak yet.

The American Optometrists Association recommends your child begins annual eye examinations around age 3, or when they can cooperate with a standard letter chart.

Your child’s vision will change significantly as they grow older. Annual eye exams are the best way to monitor your child’s vision and ocular health for any changes that may be indicative of an eye condition or disease.

Uncorrected eye conditions can hinder your child’s learning abilities and can negatively impact their development. Our empathetic team is here to pinpoint and treat any signs of eye diseases before they worsen.

What to Watch For

Keeping an eye on your child can ensure their eyesight is adequately cared for. The following symptoms can indicate that your child may be experiencing an eye condition that needs treatment or corrective eyewear:

  • Squinting
  • Tilting or turning their head to focus
  • White pupil
  • Drifting or “lazy” eye
  • Outward or inward-turned eye(s)
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Difficulty reading or writing
  • Poor performance in school

If you notice any of these symptoms, please give us a call so we can bring your child in for a thorough assessment.

Common Pediatric Eye Conditions

Some eye conditions are prone to developing during certain stages of life. There are a few eye diseases that can cause vision loss and difficulty focusing that are more likely to occur in children

Common pediatric eye condition include:

We will do our best to monitor your child’s eye health and vision to implement treatment when it is most effective.

3 Locations to Serve You Best

Westfield

Contact Information

Our Address

651 East 191st Street
Westfield, IN 46074

Fountain Square

Contact Information

Our Address

1429 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Hours

Monday
10 AM5 PM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED

Anderson

Contact Information

Address

1537 South Scatterfield Road, and 1541 South Scatterfield Road
Anderson, IN 46016

Hours of Operations

Monday
10 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
9 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

Contact Information

Our Address

651 East 191st Street
Westfield, IN 46074

Contact Information

Our Address

1429 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Hours

Monday
10 AM5 PM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM5 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED

Contact Information

Address

1537 South Scatterfield Road, and 1541 South Scatterfield Road
Anderson, IN 46016

Hours of Operations

Monday
10 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
9 AM12 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

Our Services

Our Reviews

instagram facebook facebook2 pinterest twitter google-plus google linkedin2 yelp youtube phone location calendar share2 link star-full star-half star star-half chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down chevron-up envelope fax