Pediatric Eye Care in Thornton

Pediatric Eye Care in Thornton

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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 Thornton pediatric eye doctor at Best Eyecare Associates.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Thornton

Our optometry practice in Thornton

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • EyeMed

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 Best Eyecare Associates 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 Best Eyecare Associates 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. 12, 2024
The staff at Best Eyecare is extremely friendly and welcoming. They always put their patients first.... Dr. Best is professional and able to answer my treatment questions. I’ve been a client for about four years and their care is consistent and top notch.
- Feb. 09, 2024
Service was exceptional. Appreciate everyone
- Feb. 09, 2024
I’ve been going the best eyecare for several years. I receive the best care, great consultation an... d they always take the time to ensure that I am taken care of. I recommend best eyecare to anyone who needs eye exam, glasses or follow ups!
- Feb. 03, 2024
I have been a patient for several years now. I always see the very best care, and the office is prof... essional, and well run!
- Feb. 02, 2024
We had a fantastic experience getting my 8 year old glasses. There was a large selection of kids gla... sses, much larger than lenscrafters. Then once she picked them out, the man was very kind and patient with her. He even remembered her name when we came back in to get them. I was very impressed by him and the business. I highly recommend!
- Dec. 12, 2023
Been seeing Dr. Best for my eyecare since I was pretty young, I appreciate her attentiveness and car... e. I've always been interested in optometry because of her. I love the selection that they offer. My eye care visits are normally the only doctor visits that I look forward to.
- Nov. 16, 2023
We have been so pleased with the care we’ve received at this office! Dr. Best is excellent and is... an exceptional provider for adults and children. Her staff is also great!
- Nov. 05, 2023
Love Best Eye Care. They are friendly, appointments are easy to get and I never have to wait. Dr. Be... st is great at what she does. It’s always nice to see the staff
- Oct. 24, 2023
Great staff to work with.
- Aug. 02, 2023
Great staff. They worked w me to help me find the best frames for my face.
- Jun. 03, 2023
Very professional. All employees are kind and do their jobs well. The exam was detailed.I feel they... are The Best!!!
- Apr. 12, 2023
I had a great experience at Best Eyecare. They were prompt, friendly and explained the entire proces... s as we went.
- Mar. 16, 2023
They were the Best! My 4 year old son took a book to the eye and had a cornea abrasion. He was so un... comfortable. I called, they were abel to get him in immediately to be seen. They ended up being out of network, but I decided to go ahead and pay out of pocket. They tried very hard to find someone in network for us, but it was already 4pm and we had zero luck trying to find someone willing to take on a 4 year old at 4pm, even though it was an emergency. She went ahead and helped my son in her office. I was very grateful as he was uncomfortable and I didn't know where else I would go. Thank you for helping me take care of my son!
- Mar. 02, 2023
Everyone was so kind and professional. I am so happy I found Best Eye Care.
- Feb. 01, 2023
I recommend this place to everyone!
- Jan. 03, 2023
I love Dr. Best and her entire staff. They're thorough and very kind. I've been going for several ... years now . I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
- Dec. 08, 2022
Very professional and very accommodating people
- Nov. 01, 2022
This office is wonderful from the kind professional first call though the exam to check out. This p... lace strikes the balance between warm and professional perfectly. I will be back.
- Oct. 11, 2022
Dr. Best performed an excellent eye exam, probably one of the best I've ever had. Dr Best and her ... staff answered all my questions very well. I would recommend this practice if I have the opportunity.
- Oct. 06, 2022
They’re very professional people, I like the variety of glasses they have there. I’ll continue g... oing there, I am happy with them.

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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!

Best Eyecare Associates pediatric eye doctors can help.

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