Pediatric Eye Care in Marion

Pediatric Eye Care in Marion

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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 Marion pediatric eye doctor at Preferred Eye Care - Marion.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Marion

Our optometry practice in Marion

Photograph of Todd J.  Fettig
Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 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 Preferred Eye Care - Marion 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 Preferred Eye Care - Marion 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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- Mar. 14, 2024
Knowledgeable, Friendly, Caring doctors and staff
- Feb. 18, 2024
Took our 4 year old here. Super friendly staff! They were super patient with him and doctor was kind... to him as well. Definitely recommend!
- Feb. 11, 2024
Extremely helpful, friendly, and went out of their way to help!
- Jan. 23, 2024
Fast , friendly, thorough, great selection of eyewear, various options, reasonable
- Jan. 16, 2024
Outstanding staff. Very satisfied with my exam and glasses. I highly recommend Preferred Eye Care an... d will continue using them.
- Dec. 29, 2023
They got me in quickly and actualy seemed to care about my situation.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Dr Fettig spent a lot of time making sure we were both taken care of to the fullest, even assisting ... my husband who is legally blind.
- Dec. 05, 2023
Very pleased with our experience at Preferred EyeCare of Marion. Dr Fettig turned back the clock ... for me! I can now see up close and drive at night with my new contacts! He was very patient with my young daughter and made the experience for all my kids a good one! Thank you!
- Sep. 23, 2023
Great people there
- Aug. 08, 2023
My husband, daughter (5 year old), and I all go there for our eye care and they are always kind and ... listen to you well. They are patient with my daughter which is important for me because she's not confident in herself when it came to the letters so it took some time for her to read them. She also didn't like the eye drops but they were kind and understanding with her. We like that they also have hours available past 4 PM on Mondays. It's nice for when school is going on as well as for my husband after work. Highly recommend!
- Jul. 24, 2023
Friendly. Courteous. I was last seen a few years before and they still remembered who I was which sa... ys alot
- Jul. 10, 2023
~ Great Dr ~ Great staff ~
- Apr. 24, 2023
I would recommend Preferred Eye Care without any hesitations.
- Mar. 14, 2023
A great place to go to for eye appointments and many choices of eye wear and products at affordable ... prices.
- Mar. 13, 2023
I just started going to preferred eye care and I absolutely love it friendly staff , very clean offi... ce 10/10 would recommend.
- Feb. 27, 2023
Great staff! Great service!
- Feb. 21, 2023
I’ve been coming in for years. Staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. The doctor is so nice. ... Great selection of frames.
- Feb. 10, 2023
I like it...professional, clean, and knowledgeable staff.
- Feb. 02, 2023
Love Dr Fettig, but they no longer take Davis insurance so I am changing. ☹️
- Jun. 10, 2022
Very friendly and helpful staff.

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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!

Preferred Eye Care - Marion pediatric eye doctors can help.

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