Pediatric Eye Care in Castle Rock

Pediatric Eye Care in Castle Rock

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 Castle Rock pediatric eye doctor at The Meadows Family Eye Care.

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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 The Meadows Family Eye Care 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 The Meadows Family Eye Care 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.

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- Dec. 29, 2023
Dr Ryan is top professional. They have great diagnostics equipment and a friendly staff.
- Sep. 06, 2023
I haven’t had my eyes checked in a long time. And I liked Ryan Reid very much.
- Aug. 25, 2023
100% recommend Dr. Ryan and his entire staff! I had massive cataracts and he made an excellent refe... rral to Mile High Eye for surgery, then provided fabulous aftercare. The office staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Great experience!
- Aug. 18, 2023
Whole staff is very welcoming and friendly. Special thank you to Dr.Reid for catching my detached re... tina and referring me to a specialist which definitely saved my vision in the long ru .
- Jul. 05, 2023
My son had a bad eye infection that wasn’t clearing with standard medication. Sarah was wonderful... and got us in within an hour! Dr. Mariana did a very thorough exam and made multiple recommendations and prescribed a new eye drop. He was clear within 5 days and ready for his backpacking trip! So grateful for this amazing team!
- May. 03, 2023
I was amazed how attentive, friendly and helpful everyone was! Really enjoyed talking with Dr. Ryan... and he was very thorough and friendly. Was very pleased with the variety of glasses to choose from. Angela helped me and ensured I was happy with our choices on my glasses. She spent so much time with me helping me pick out my glasses and double checking all her measurements for my progressives. I have never experienced this quality of care in eye wellness, thank you!
- Apr. 22, 2023
I have been in the field of ophthalmology for nearly 40 years and Meadows family Eye Care is one of ... the Best facilities I have had care. Doctors & staff including optician was efficient, friendly and very knowledgeable from start to finish ! Highly recommend!
- Apr. 18, 2023
Thank you for an awesome experience! The whole staff is fantastic, experienced and friendly
- Mar. 01, 2023
Angela is absolutely incredible and went above and beyond to secure a doctor’s exam and beautiful ... eye glasses for both my daughter and myself. Angela even stayed later so my daughter could take her time choosing glasses. We have been going here for years and Angela is always so positive, genuine and helpful. She is wonderful and it is because of her we keep continue coming back every year.
- Jan. 12, 2023
Great experience.
- Nov. 17, 2022
Dr Ryan’s was very thorough. He knows his stuff. So knowledgeable. Excellent staff. So caring. H... e’s my go for my annual evaluations going forward. Highly recommend this doctor and facility.
- May. 24, 2022
The staff was friendly and accommodating and absolutely helpful. I broke my glasses on accident and ... they were fast to help me get my sight back.
- Jan. 11, 2022
Amazing professional and friendly service. And they have a wonderful and affordable selection of fra... mes.
- Oct. 12, 2021
The Meadows Family Eye Care is our new place for eye care! We moved to Castle Rock from Denver and n... eeded a new Optometrist. My husband and I were both impressed with the level of care from both Drs, the thoroughness of our exams, the qualified, friendly staff and the eye glass choices for any budget. You will not be disappointed choosing the Meadows Family Eye Care as your new eye care facility. We are certainly happy we found both Dr. Reids!
- Sep. 30, 2021
This place is 5+ Stars. It's a beautiful and comfortable environment where everyone is friendly and ... makes you feel welcome. The doctors (the Reids) are amazing. They take the time to explain EVERYTHING. They have recruited Opticians with 20+ years experience. They didn't skimp on customer service and the price is comparable to other places in town. My daughter couldn't be happier with her new glasses. Keep up the great work!
- Aug. 11, 2021
Their professionalism, and genuine concern for every aspect of patient care is above reproach! After... receiving the highest level of care during my recent visit, I had a transportation emergency. Regrettably, their names escape me, but the optician and several other staff members went ABOVE and BEYOND to assist me. I was deeply touched by their level of dedication, kindness, and it is for these reasons that I HIGHLY recommend this dedicated eye care team!
- May. 04, 2021
This place is amazing. From the first smiling faces you see when you walk through the door, to the w... hole exam team. I was completely comfortable and relaxed the entire time. Nothing felt intrusive or uncomfortable. And they got me in and out and I felt completely taken care of. 10/10 would recommend! This is the eye clinic for you 😊
- Apr. 06, 2021
I have been going here for a few years now and have been very happy. Both Dr. Maia and Dr. Ryan are... very professional and personable. They are patient when examining my children and have provided the best care for me and my families vision. With 4 children who all have different vision needs they haven’t missed a beat with providing the best options for all our needs, they answer all my questions and are both very easy to communicate with. The office staff is friendly and professional. And the new technology they have brought in is top notch!!!
- Feb. 16, 2021
Update: changing my 4 star review because they are a business that wants to do what it takes to earn... my business. They called me after I left this review and we had a great discussion on my experience. I do hope that the feedback was taken and that the owners are able to take a step and evaluate priorities and take care of their staff (if that's what's needed). My experience with the Meadows family eye care was okay, not great. In short the 4 stars goes to whoever was working in the front desk...she was awesome and very professional. Most other staff made me feel rushed especially when I had questions around the fit and additional contact lens testing. My doctor was very nice and also very professional. The stars go to my doctor and the staff member working at the front desk!
- Feb. 01, 2021
A great provider of high quality eye care in Castle Rock. Very thorough, taking great care in conduc... ting examinations and explaining options.

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Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Castle Rock

Our optometry practice in Castle Rock

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross

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Your child deserves to see the world clearly!

The Meadows Family Eye Care pediatric eye doctors can help.

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