Pediatric Eye Care in Mission

Pediatric Eye Care in Mission

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 Mission pediatric eye doctor at CustomEyes - Mission.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Mission

Our optometry practice in Mission

Photograph of Breck  Dakin
Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 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 CustomEyes - Mission 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 CustomEyes - Mission 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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- Feb. 08, 2024
This place is great! Such an easy experience and Dr. Dakin was very straightforward and reasonable. ... No upselling or pushy tactics either!
- Dec. 19, 2023
Everything went well and was the most complete and thorough exam I have ever had.
- Nov. 30, 2023
Dr Dakin is wonderful!
- Oct. 11, 2023
Dr Dakin was very professional, thorough, and on time, a great combination.
- Aug. 28, 2023
Great experience as usual. The very reason I have been coming here for years for my vision needs. We... lcome Dr. Dakin!!
- May. 18, 2023
I highly recommend this place, excellent service! They always have available appointments ,very fle... xible with their costumer's schedule. Staff is very friendly ,Dr. Dakin is very professional and uses very modern equipment, and definitely knows what he is doing . I couldn't be happier to be treated here.
- May. 09, 2023
Dr. Brill and staff genuinely care and are very knowledgeable!
- Apr. 28, 2023
Dr. DERKIN THE BEST! Years of red eyes,several dr.'s and this year a good help and care!
- Mar. 16, 2023
Service was great.
- Mar. 02, 2023
Knowledgeable, friendly, Courtney is 🤩
- Feb. 23, 2023
I am so glad I chose Brill Eye Center for my first eye exam. Dr. Dakin made me feel completely comf... ortable in this new experience. He was knowledgeable & very friendly! The Optician, Walter, was awesome! He talked me through choosing my first pair of glasses and did not rush me through my decision. I highly recommend Walter and Dr. Dakin at Brill Eye Center!
- Feb. 22, 2023
Amazing place! Great Staff!! Wouldn't want to take my family anywhere else!
- Feb. 17, 2023
Great doctors and staff! Down to earth and welcoming I environment.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Super helpful staff! Everyone took great care in helping me from when I checked in to trying on glas... ses.
- Jan. 06, 2023
Dr. Brill, and his staff do an amazing job, at making me feel welcome, and comfortable. Dr. Brill h... as so much knowledge and state of the art equipment. I encourage you to experience the Brill Center!
- Dec. 27, 2022
Super helpful. Friendly. Dr Brill and the staff went above and beyond my expectations.
- Dec. 18, 2022
Great staff and doctor.
- Dec. 13, 2022
Bought glasses here earlier this year and had an issue with the way they sit on my nose. Nick, was v... ery knowledgable and easy to work with!
- Nov. 23, 2022
Very friendly, professional and genuinely concerned about my eye issues. Lots of good information ex... plained very clearly. I felt welcome the moment I walked in the door!
- Nov. 09, 2022
Most of the staff and Dr Brill with his wife Debbie are awesome!!!

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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!

CustomEyes - Mission pediatric eye doctors can help.

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