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

Patients under 10: Due to the time and care needed, please call the practice to schedule your appointment. (303) 660-6005


Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Castle Rock

Our optometry practice in Castle Rock

Photograph of Ryan  Reid
Show More 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
Show More Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Blue Cross

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.

Patient Reviews
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- Nov. 17, 2022
Dr Ryan’s was very thorough. He knows his stuff. So knowledgeable. Excellent staff. So caring. H... Show Moree’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 ... Show Morethey 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... Show Moremes.
- Oct. 12, 2021
The Meadows Family Eye Care is our new place for eye care! We moved to Castle Rock from Denver and n... Show Moreeeded 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 ... Show Moremakes 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... Show More 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... Show Morehole 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... Show More 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... Show More 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... Show Moreting examinations and explaining options.
- Jan. 28, 2021
Very thorough exam and fantastic customer service. I would highly recommend this clinic.
- Jan. 28, 2021
Very nice clean and updated facility and technology with a big focus on your eye health. People are ... Show Morepersonable and kind. I needed to get new glasses and my optometrist was very knowledgeable and helpful with helping me look for frames within my budget and fit my face well.
- Jan. 21, 2021
Always friendly, respectful and efficient. Thank you!
- Jan. 19, 2021
First time with Meadows Family Eye Care, all of the staff were very nice, caring and helpful. So hap... Show Morepy I chose this office for my eye care. They took the time to get to know me and discuss all of my needs. They were very thorough in every aspect of my eye health and I gained additional knowledge of my vision and eyes as a whole. I would definitely recommend them to anyone seeking vision care.
- Jan. 06, 2021
Had an amazing visit! The place looks awesome and the staff was great!
- Dec. 30, 2020
They were fantastic. First time we have been to the eye doctor in awhile. The service was great, lov... Show Moreed Doctor Reid, and the front end group was amazing.
- Dec. 18, 2020
Beautiful new building. Very clean and bright. The doctor and staff are very friendly and thorough, ... Show Moremaking certain everything is explained. This was my first visit to an eye doctor since moving to Colorado, and they made me feel very comfortable.
- Dec. 18, 2020
I brought my kids in for an eye exam today since they have been full time virtual this entire year t... Show Moreo make sure they are seeing well and not having any eye health concerns. Dr Maia was so awesome, sweet, patient, and so thorough in their exams. Got some great info and advice! We will definitely be back every year!
- Dec. 07, 2020
Dr. Mariana Reid was wonderful. She was very thorough and caring. The staff was friendly and profess... Show Moreional. Very updated office with modern equipment for checking your eyes.
- Nov. 12, 2020
The appointment was very thorough. I brought my 2 kids to get their eyes checked at the same time a... Show Mores my appointment and I was very impressed with how they took their time with each of us making sure our prescriptions were as accurate as possible. the office is very nice and clean, we didn't have a long wait and they fit us in even though I was running late that morning. There was some questions at the end, but the doctors called me and cleared everything up the same day. I will be returning for my next appointment in a couple of years.

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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, especially those that are 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!

The Meadows Family Eye Care pediatric eye doctors can help.

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