Pediatric Eye Care in Colorado Springs

Pediatric Eye Care in Colorado Springs

Children's Eye Doctors - Dedicated to Helping Kids See Clearly

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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 Colorado Springs pediatric eye doctor at ABBA Eye Care - Woodmen.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Colorado Springs

Our optometry practice in Colorado Springs

Photograph of Kerry  Garwood
Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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 ABBA Eye Care - Woodmen 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 ABBA Eye Care - Woodmen 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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- Mar. 21, 2024
Dr Mia was everything!!!!! Love! Love! Love! She has incredible bedside manner, she's healthy, happy... and whole. She was compassionate and smart and I look forward to a follow up in three months!!!! Really great! Staff was really great also!!! Thank you ABBA, I care!
- Mar. 08, 2024
Friendly and knowledgeable staff that provided the newest state of the art methods in eye exams.
- Mar. 05, 2024
The Doctors and Staff are always Professional and Kind
- Feb. 27, 2024
Ms. Kerry Garwood is the best! She is so kind, relaxed, caring, and helpful. Thank you so much for e... verything you do. Thank you, too, to the ABBA Eyecare Team in general! 😌
- Feb. 05, 2024
Great eye care and selection of frames
- Feb. 03, 2024
The whole staff made my first trip the eye doctor in years an enjoyable experience!
- Jan. 26, 2024
Besides being an excellent doctor, Dr.Kerry is just such a great person in general. She listens to m... y opinions, and answer all my questions. Always goes above and beyond. The staff is also very friendly attentive making sure that my needs are met.
- Jan. 20, 2024
Abba Eyecare
- Jan. 19, 2024
Best optometrist I have ever seen and truly a wonderful person. Dr Garwood is the best!
- Jan. 14, 2024
Nice people, professional medical staff, high quality eyewear.
- Jan. 08, 2024
It is still the best vision management experience in Colorado Springs.
- Dec. 26, 2023
Very professional. Quick turn around.
- Dec. 16, 2023
Best place in town for glasses. The staff and Dr. Heck are amazing!
- Nov. 28, 2023
Dr Garwood is the Absolute BEST! She’s thorough and truly cares about ur eyes. The staff is Great... also! Frame selection is good but if u like BLING as I do, there is none.
- Nov. 22, 2023
I can't believe I didn't do this sooner but this review is necessary and overdo! I cannot say enough... good things about doctor Jennings. I recently went on Accutane and my eyes dried up so badly that I sought help. Dr Jennings was so honest and thorough with me, and most of all extremely caring. She knew exactly what she was talking about and everything she predicted was exactly right. I am so thankful for her and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a caring provider.
- Nov. 16, 2023
Very good👍
- Oct. 25, 2023
Friendly, professional staff were helpful at making the experience positive.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Began on time and moved quickly.
- Oct. 11, 2023
I really liked Dr.Jennings and the staff. They were very friendly and took time to answer any questi... ons I had.
- Oct. 08, 2023
Great care and quality service here!

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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!

ABBA Eye Care - Woodmen pediatric eye doctors can help.

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