Pediatric Eye Exams

Pediatric Eye Exams

Dr. Dean S. Steinberger, O.D. & Associates

Optometrists located in Westlake Village, CA

If your vision seems blurry, or you’re suffering from frequent headaches, these may be warning signs of glaucoma — a serious, but treatable condition. The optometrists at Dr. Dean S. Steinberger, OD & Associates in Westlake Village, California, are skilled in glaucoma care, and their concierge services ensure you receive the treatment you need right when you need it. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Pediatric Eye Exams Q & A

How often should my child see an optometrist?

The optometrists at Dr. Dean S. Steinberger, O.D. & Associates recommend that you bring your child for their first eye exam when they reach age 3. You can bring them in for an exam earlier if they show signs of vision problems or poor eye health.

You should also have your child’s eyes checked around age 5 before they start school. If your child doesn’t wear corrective lenses, they should have exams every two years. They should have annual checkups if they do need corrective lenses.

The team at Dr. Dean S. Steinberger, O.D. & Associates are also committed to infant eye health. The practice participates in InfantSEE®, a volunteer eye health program. As part of the program, they offer free eye exams for children up to 12 months old to make sure their eyes are healthy.

What happens during a pediatric eye exam?

During a pediatric eye exam, your optometrist checks your child’s vision and eye health. When you have your eyes checked, you read lines of letters in decreasing sizes to measure your acuity. For children, your optometrist uses a chart of recognizable images, such as apples, houses, squares, and circles.

They also use retinoscopy to examine the back of your child’s eye and random dot stereopsis to check how their eyes work together.

How can I prepare my child for an eye exam?

You can tell your child a story about what to expect at the eye doctor and talk to them about the different tests. Children often feel more in control and confident when they know what to expect and what’s expected of them.

You can show them pictures of the practice and the optometrists from the website. The practitioners at Dr. Dean S. Steinberger, O.D. & Associates are experienced in working with children and are happy to answer questions and help your child feel comfortable.

If your child is due for an eye exam, call the practice or make an appointment online today.


Advanced Optometrics
Trusted Eyecare, Distinctive Eyewear.
1014 S. Westlake Blvd. #10
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Phone: (800) 983-4933


Monday9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 am – 5:00 pm



Dr. Dean S. Steinberger 1014 S. Westlake Blvd. #10 Westlake Village, CA 91361 Phone: (800) 983-4933