Pediatric Eye Care in Hudson

Pediatric Eye Care in Hudson

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 Hudson pediatric eye doctor at Christenson Vision Care.

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

For children under ten, please schedule with our pediatric doctor, Dr. Micki Flynn.


Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Hudson

Our optometry practice in Hudson

Photograph of Garth  Christenson
Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • 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 Christenson Vision 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 Christenson Vision 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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- Apr. 13, 2024
Dr. Flynn was thorough in the eye exam and easy to talk to about any concerns. The support staff was... friendly and not pushy with glasses purchase.
- Apr. 10, 2024
I have challenging eye issues, Christenson has really taken the time to help me. They are patient, k... nowledgeable and professional. They are also wonderful with young children. If I could give them 10 stars, I would.
- Mar. 18, 2024
Great doctors that listen and care! The front office staff are cheerful and helpful.
- Mar. 11, 2024
Staff are very friendly, outgoing, and the doctors know what they are doing, very personable and the... y don't sugar coat anything. All the staff listen to your needs and take very good care of anyone who walks in.
- Jan. 25, 2024
The staff here is incredible and my exam was very thorough and informative.
- Jan. 18, 2024
Great service up to date equipment.
- Jan. 12, 2024
Everyone was friendly and the whole experience was fast and easy due to the awesome staff!
- Dec. 21, 2023
My family has been seeing Dr. Christenson for decades - yes, decades and could not be happier with h... is service. He even came in to assist with an eye emergency on the weekend. His staff are great too! I would recommend him for your eye cares!
- Dec. 05, 2023
Every one listened to my concerns and were able to come up with a solution and game plan moving forw... ard.
- Sep. 30, 2023
Excellent staff. Totally trust in the care I receive for my eyes here.
- Sep. 12, 2023
Everyone here is fantastic, they really know how to take care of someone.
- Sep. 07, 2023
Dr. Garth Christenson is so intelligent, professional and personable on top of all that! I trust hi... m with my eye care totally. His attention to every detail is amazing!
- Sep. 01, 2023
Dr. Flynn listened to my concerns and took the time to diagnose my daughters eye condition after we ... went in for a second opinion because Associated Eye care treated my daughter for months and didn’t listen to me when I expressed my concerns about the treatment not working. Come to find out it was a completely different condition all together! We are very grateful for the referral and will continue to refer others! Couldn’t be happier with our experience. The staff is all amazing, helpful, and kind. 5/5 stars, 10/10! Thank you CVC 🙂
- Aug. 10, 2023
Always professional, courteous and thorough!
- Jul. 27, 2023
Have been coming here practically my entire life! Brought my son to get his first pair of glasses an... d the team there made it a breeze. Everyone so kind and caring!
- Jun. 16, 2023
I came to the clinic without an appointment with a vision problem. The staff treated me courteously,... squeezing me into a time slot where there was none. Dr. Flynn gave me her undivided attention and full, attentive care, regardless of the time I took up. This is how a superb doctor's office operates.
- Jun. 16, 2023
CVC Doctors have expert knowledge, the staff offers great service and pricing is competitive. My eye... exams are extremely thorough with detailed explanations. I feel at ease as CVC guides my journey for healthy eyes for a lifetime!
- May. 31, 2023
Christenson Vision Care has the very best Dr's and all the staff genuinely care about each person. E... xcellent in every way! From amazing glasses selection, professionalism, kindness, care and assistance -- they are exemplary.
- May. 20, 2023
Dr. Garth Christensen has been attentive, caring and completely competent.
- May. 19, 2023
Dr. Micky Flynn, explains issues, if any, thoroughly. Staff is friendly. Great experience.

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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!

Christenson Vision Care pediatric eye doctors can help.

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