Pediatric Eye Exams

At each of our four sister practices — La Paz Optometric Center, Brookhurst Optometric Center, North Tustin Ave Optometric Center, or Mission Viejo Optometric Center — we always go the extra mile to ensure that your child’s vision is in tip-top shape! When you bring your child in to see us, you can rest assured that their eyes are in the hands of caring, attentive eye doctors who have years of experience in pediatric eye care.

Why Are Children’s Eye Exams Important?

Children are constantly growing, and so are their eyes! As your child’s eyes develop, it’s especially important to monitor their eye health and check for any changes in their vision. Regular pediatric eye exams allow us to check for issues that are more common in children, such as strabismus (crossed eyes) and myopia (nearsightedness), so that we can develop a care plan to address them before they affect your child’s sight. In addition, a yearly eye exam lets us give your child accurate vision prescriptions, so they’ll never struggle to see clearly.

Child in an eye exam with his eye doctor

What Sets Our Pediatric Eye Exams Apart

Our pediatric eye care isn’t an afterthought — it’s an integral part of our goal to provide comprehensive eye care to all our patients, including children! Our advanced technology allows us to keep track of your child’s vision as their eyes grow, and it also helps us diagnose and monitor any conditions so that their eyes are preserved and protected for years to come. From our personalized myopia management programs to our experience with orthokeratology, our pediatric eye doctors will make sure your kids are enjoying their childhood with clear, healthy eyesight.

Why Choose Our Optometric Centers

At all our optometric centers, you’ll receive comprehensive eye care for the whole family. Our doctors are experts in working with kids and go out of their way to make sure your child feels involved in their vision health in a fun and exciting way. Our kid-friendly technology backed by our welcoming pediatric eye doctors ensure that your child is comfortable and taken care of during their eye exam.

Child at an eye exam with her mother

Pediatric Eye Doctors

Our pediatric eye doctors are committed to your child’s vision for the long run. We’ll guide them through their exam and educate them on their eye health so that they feel seen and important. With our attentive, compassionate care, we’ll make sure your child looks forward to a trip to the eye doctor!

Child having an eye examination at La Paz

Kid Friendly Technology

We use effective, industry-leading technology in our care to all our patients, including the little ones! Our Optovue iWellness Exam — a state-of-the-art optical coherence tomography (OCT) device — allows us to capture a complete image of the back of your child’s eyes, ensuring accurate prescriptions and precise screenings. In the hands of our caring doctors, this technology allows us to cover all the bases of your child’s eye health.

Child wearing her eyeglass

A Fun, Engaging Experience

We know that trips to the doctor can be scary for children, but with our welcoming doctors and comfortable atmosphere, they don’t have to be! Our doctors have years of experience working with children and will make sure that they’re relaxed during each step of our in-depth care.

Mother and daughter eyeglasses fitting

Tons of Children’s Eyewear

Once your child has received their prescription, they can browse our vast selection of kid-friendly eyewear featuring colors and styles they’re sure to love! We have plenty of frames and lenses to choose from that will fit your child’s prescription, face shape, and sense of style.

Pediatric Eye Doctors

 Child having an eye exam with her mother

We strive to provide an atmosphere of collaboration at our optometric centers so that each patient feels involved during every step of their eye care process. Our eye doctors will ensure that you understand the results behind every test and diagnosis so that you feel as up-to-date on your eyesight as we are.

Kid-Friendly Technology

 Pediatric eye exam at La Paz

Each one of our vision centers hosts a team of dedicated, knowledgeable, and caring eye doctors. They value getting to know you and your vision, because their goal is always to provide the highest quality of eye care to give you the clarity and comfort that you deserve.

A Fun, Engaging Experience

 Child wearing Eyeglass

We know that trips to the doctor can be scary for children, but with our welcoming doctors and comfortable atmosphere, they don’t have to be! Our doctors have years of experience working with children and will make sure that they’re relaxed during each step of our in-depth care.

Tons of Children's Eyewear

 Mother and daughter wearing eyeglasses

Once your child has received their prescription, they can browse our vast selection of kid-friendly eyewear featuring colors and styles they’re sure to love! We have plenty of frames and lenses to choose from that will fit your child’s prescription, face shape, and sense of style.

See What Our Patients Are Saying

Tracy McCleereyTracy McCleerey
17:52 15 Sep 22
What a fantastic office! 100% positive experience.1. The ease of online appointment scheduling and patient forms2. Friendly staff at the reception area3. Technician administering visual tests extremely knowledgeable and friendly.4. Dr. Michael Lum clearly explained my results and my options so that I would receive the right prescription for my multiple visual needs5. Huge selection of frames to choose from which could have been overwhelming but Erin hand selected many for me to choose from and between us we were able to quickly find the perfect pair.I have never been excited to go to for an eye exam or to pick out glasses but I now look forward to my appointments at this office.
Heike LarsonHeike Larson
19:14 02 Sep 22
LaPaz Optometric is a wonderful practice, both for regular eye exams, glasses, and contact lenses, and also for more complex well eye visits. I've had two eye related health issues in the last 18 months, and both times the team here was able to quickly fit me in, do a thorough exam, and leave me treatment and guidance that made me confident in the health of my eyes. Plus, everyone is so friendly, I don't ever have to sit around and wait, the equipment is very modern and confidence inspiring, and all three doctors I've met are very knowledgeable, great with patients, and just plain nice people! Highly recommend!
patricia Robitaillepatricia Robitaille
18:57 19 Aug 22
Staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.Dr Yamamoto is great. He takes the time to answer questions and doesn’t make you feel rushed.Amelia helped me find the perfect pair of glasses and was really patient with me.I’d recommend this office in a heartbeat!
Meng Fei KueMeng Fei Kue
02:33 18 Jun 22
Wonderful vision center and I would recommend it to everyone. The staff are always super friendly and professional. The Optometrist is always asking about your concerns, issues, or any questions you may have. Plus they have a huge selection of glasses to pick from.
Gil B. Jr.Gil B. Jr.
22:29 28 Oct 21
Full CoVid safety protocols followed here. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. The doctors use state of the art equipment to really look at your eyes. They have an incredible selection of frames at reasonable prices. They also offer curbside pickup.
sami fardissisami fardissi
14:56 22 Sep 22
Yesterday I had my routine eye exam. Not really sure where to start with this review. The crew was amazing, professional and kind. They took their time in running all the tests and explained everything in details. After completing all the tests, Dr. Walsh took her time with me to address all the concerns, prescribe the best lenses for my glasses and contacts. They by far the most professional optometry center I’ve ever dealt with. As a patient never been that happy. Simply if you have vision challenges. That’s the place you want to be to get your treatment.So glad that I found my optometry center.The most highly recommended vision center. If there was more then 5 stars I would have definitely gave it to the team.That’s the place you should go to if you want to walk out with a smile on your face. They magically know how to draw a fat one on your face.
Kimberly WalshKimberly Walsh
18:27 17 Aug 22
Dr. Walsh was extremely knowledgeable and thorough while also being compassionate and caring. The office was friendly and well organized making it a great experience.I would highly recommend Dr. Walsh and her team!
Sue GregorySue Gregory
17:18 29 Jul 22
Everyone at Mission Viejo Optometric Center was very friendly and professional. Dr. Walsh examined my eyes and Jennifer helped me find some great frames. She even ordered several petite frames for me to choose from. I would highly recommend them.
Jackie ApodacaJackie Apodaca
19:42 18 Jul 22
I had a great experience! Dr Walsh and her staff are professional, kind and helpful. I had a very thorough exam. They were also very knowledgeable regarding my insurance coverage and helpful in selecting glasses.
Theresa NakagawaTheresa Nakagawa
03:48 10 Oct 22
I've been going to Dr. Nakasone for a many years. The entire staff are professional, kind and highly skilled. I highly recommend North Tustin Avenue Optometric Center.
Kevin BaughmanKevin Baughman
17:19 06 Jul 22
Everyone at this office is friendly and helpful. I can't imagine a better experience! I have purchased glasses, prescriptiom sun glasses and soft contacts over several years and I keep going back because they are the best! They take the time to answer all questions whether it be picking out lenses or explaining payment options. THE BEST!
Robert DavisRobert Davis
17:05 21 Jun 22
I have been going here for over 30 years. Super friendly staff. Great doctors that give you all the time and care you need. No waiting, they are always ready for you.
Matt MartinezMatt Martinez
17:16 08 Jun 22
The staff is very friendly. Very thorough exam. I had to take my glasses back for them to adjust my focal point. They fit me in really quickly and made sure they found the issue.
Leighannk_Leighannk_
05:10 15 Sep 20
I've been coming to this optometry establishment for years, and have always had nothing short of a positive experience. They are now under new management, but the service provided is still exceptional.I booked my annual eye exam, and was going in feeling comfortable. On our call, Jody had asked me to make sure to bring my mask and to fill out some paperwork via email prior to my appointment, to reduce contact and time spent in the office. Upon arrival, I was asked to call the front desk to assure that I would be socially-distanced and everything was cleaned before entering. Once entered, Jody took my temperature and then walked me through some eye tests. She made sure to wipe all of the equipment down before use, which was very assuring. I then walked into my exam, and there was a sign on the chair before sitting down stating that it had been cleaned. I had an eye exam with Dr. Hsieh, and was extremely happy with her professionalism and knowledge. We ended up trying out some new contacts! James checked the schedule and had me book a 1-week follow-up appointment to make sure that they were to my satisfaction before ordering them.I came back a week later with no problems, and ended up purchasing a year supply of contacts (which were shipped to my house promptly - in less than a week).Overall, they are one business that is following COVID guidelines well, and I will continue to give them my service!
Bret BergBret Berg
16:30 15 Oct 22
I've been going here for years and always very happy with their level of service. They are timely and very professional and the doctors always take their time to answer all questions and concerns. I do recommend them!
Diane SmithDiane Smith
12:57 22 Sep 22
I went in for my annual exam. I expected to be greeted by a friendly staff and I certainly was! I was told Dr Cooperman himself retired which was no problem for me as I have never met him and was always examined by another doctor on staff. I must say that this crew working there is very friendly and professional. My appointment was on time, and I felt very well taken care of. I felt like they took the time to make sure I was getting the best service. The entire staff seems very knowledgeable and efficient. I would certainly recommend this office to anyone!
J PJ P
19:15 10 Sep 22
Husband has an urgent need to have his eye looked at, no appointment… the office scheduled him for next day, but asked him to stick around for a bit as they worked on getting him in sooner. He was seen later in the day and given a very thorough examination and testing. They went above and beyond for him.In addition, we have experienced the staff to be very professional, patient and kind when calling to change or make appointments. Also when checking in to be seen.The office is very clean
A BurkeA Burke
14:28 27 Mar 22
I give two thumbs up to the dedicated office staff. I would recommend the Brookhurst Optometric Center to anyone who needs immediate vision care. I was a previous patient and hadn’t been seen for 1.5 year. I took a chance a walked in hoping to be seen.I was greeted by Jacob who was warm and welcoming. I explained my vision problem and he asked if I wanted to be seen today. I said “yes”. Jacob checked my insurance and explained me the tests that would be performed. He was so kind and helpful. I was seen 30 minutes later and had a full eye exam and was fitted for contacts. I was so thrilled. I was seen by Dr Chi. Excellent Optometrist. He was very patience with me and explained and answered every question I had. He even assisted me by plucking sn ingrown hair from my eyelid. Wow! I checked out with the girls who were delightful . I had the best experience. The entire office staff was friendly and very helpful. Stop by and see them! You”ll be happy you did.
Eric ChangEric Chang
05:57 24 Feb 22
I had a good experience at this office for my eye exam. I've been having a little trouble seeing my phone with my glasses and Dr. Chi gave me a solution on my new ones. The staff were also very helpful since I walking in the door to me choosinga new frame. They treats me like a family instead of another patient. Not having to dilate this year because of the tech they have might be one of the best part.
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Get Pediatric Eye Exams at All of Our Locations

We offer world-class eye and vision care at La Paz Optometric Center, Mission Viejo Optometric Center, North Tustin Ave Optometric Center, or Brookhurst Optometric Center. Our staff are proud to offer high-quality myopia management at each of our sister practices, where you can start your child on the journey to healthy sight.