Pediatric Eye Care in Hendersonville

Pediatric Eye Care in Hendersonville

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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 Hendersonville pediatric eye doctor at Orgain Family Vision.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Hendersonville

Our optometry practice in Hendersonville

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Hours
  • Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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 Orgain Family Vision 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 Orgain Family Vision 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. 16, 2024
Great experience with knowledgeable and friendly staff.
- Jan. 25, 2024
The Staff all around (front-end, exam, visionwear) are so caring (they treat you like family) and al... ways exemplify the utmost professionalism. Highly recommend .
- Dec. 22, 2023
I trust Dr. Smith and the staff to put my eyes first.
- Nov. 20, 2023
I have been going to Dr Orgain since the early 80’s and each visit is always exceptional. I have h... is cell number and he has phoned in prescriptions even once as he was hiking the Grand Canyon. I now live south of Nashville but will continue to use Orgain because of the personal care and professionalism.
- Nov. 19, 2023
Dr. Smith and his staff are the best!!
- Nov. 13, 2023
Wonderful team. Nice people. They really do the job on the high level. Thanks
- Sep. 16, 2023
Great service! Everyone happy, welcoming, and helpful!
- Sep. 06, 2023
Very professional and on time. A great place for eye care
- Sep. 04, 2023
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- Aug. 08, 2023
New patient... was a great experience... the doctor, staff, and the entire visit was wonderful. Tha... nks everyone! Giovanni Amato
- Jul. 26, 2023
All the staff at Orgain Family Vision are very professional, helpful and kind. The ladies at the fro... nt desk have gone above and beyond for my family and I.
- Jul. 11, 2023
Excellent service, knowledgeable personnel, from reception, to vision technicians, optometrists, and... eyeglass specialists, all are unfailingly polite, kind, good humored, helpful, and professional. Obviously passionate about their work and getting good results for everyone.
- May. 31, 2023
Best optometrist I’ve ever had the pleasure of receiving care from. Nobody else even comes close.
- May. 28, 2023
Our recent visit to Orgain Family Vision was a wonderful experience. The staff was efficient, profes... sional and friendly. Dr. Smith was informative and a pleasure to work with. We will highly recommend them to family and friends.
- May. 24, 2023
Only if I could give more than 5 stars! The professionalism, compassion, and expertise displayed by ... the entire staff, along with the welcoming and comfortable environment was great! I highly recommend Dr. Smith and the team to anyone seeking top notch care!
- May. 12, 2023
The entire staff was wonderful with my 3 year old. This is not an easy visit for a little guy, but t... hey were all so patient and kind. Dr. Smith was great at explaining his exam or any questions I had. Highly recommend!
- Apr. 14, 2023
Excellent doctors. Knowledgeable staff. Efficient service. Just what I want in Eye Doctors.
- Apr. 05, 2023
Dr. Smith dialed my contacts prescription in better than anyone ever has. I have had issues with blu... rry vision for years and he solved it. Highly recommend.
- Apr. 02, 2023
Amy helped me select my new frames for my glasses! She was so helpful and had a great attitude! Her ... service was impeccable!
- Mar. 24, 2023
The exam was thorough and the visit was good.

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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!

Orgain Family Vision pediatric eye doctors can help.

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