Pediatric Eye Care in North Dartmouth

Pediatric Eye Care in North Dartmouth

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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 North Dartmouth pediatric eye doctor at EyeCare Specialties - Dartmouth.

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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 EyeCare Specialties - Dartmouth 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 EyeCare Specialties - Dartmouth 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.

Patient Reviews
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- Dec. 21, 2022
Dr. Sherry Audycki was amazing and so wasn’t her staff! My son was young being seen by multiple ey... e doctors who could never find out his problem with his eyes I was always told there was nothing wrong with his eyes but sherry listened and found the problem referred him to Boston who then did his eye surgery and now he sees her for all his eye appointment and glasses very thankful she took the time to listen and find the problem with my son! Such an amazing doctor!
- Dec. 16, 2022
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- May. 07, 2021
Great staff, kind, friendly and helpful.
- Sep. 24, 2020
Dr. Sherry Audycki was wonderful! She took the time to review preventative measures as well, which I... really appreciate it. I felt the visit was as great as it can go as far as eye care. Since I spend a bit of time on the computer, she was able to recommend some blue lens glasses for my eyes. I left very happy with the visit and I found the entire staff was very friendly and informative.
- Jan. 24, 2019
Dr. Audycki is the best...great guy! Very professional .If you are looking for a great Eye Dr. and a... great staff I highly recommend you go here!!!
- Jun. 20, 2018
The Dr’s and staff are professional, caring and knowledgeable. Always willing to go the extra mile... .
- Jun. 19, 2018
They are so prompt and thorough... my 6 year old son had an issue with his eye and they fit us right... in.
- Jun. 09, 2018
No other office makes me feel more comfortable or at home than Dr. Audycki and his staff.
- Apr. 16, 2018
Dr. Audycki was so friendly, patient, and helpful. Highly recommended!
- Apr. 13, 2018
Everyone was very nice and helpful at the office. I would recommend my family and friends to see Dr ... Sherry & Dr Robert Audycki.
- Apr. 12, 2018
Dr. Audycki is the best optometrist I have ever seen. He is so professional, personable and knowledg... eable. I would recommend him to all of my friends and family. The office and optical staff are amazing and extremely helpful and knowledgeable as well. This is an A+ business.
- Jan. 05, 2018
Both Dr Robert and Sherry Audycki are Amazing! Staff is also very nice! Would recommend to all fam... ily and friends!
- Dec. 06, 2017
Wouldn't go anywhere else! Been to other optometrists and have never been as informed about my eyes... than I've been with Dr. Audycki. Highly recommended!!
- Dec. 06, 2017
Awesome and friendly staff, very accommodating office.
- Dec. 06, 2017
I highly recommend this place. The Dr and Staff are awesome and very friendly. Im so glad a went to ... them because my previous eye dr had me in the wrong type of contacts. If you looking for a good eye doctor, this is the place!
- Dec. 06, 2017
Dr. Audycki is a great optometrist. Been a patient of his for years. Would highly recommend office.

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 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 - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

EyeCare Specialties - Dartmouth pediatric eye doctors can help.

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