Pediatric Eye Exams

At Kennedy Vision Health Center, we care deeply about your child’s ability to see comfortably and clearly, now and for years down the road. Our compassionate team always goes above and beyond to make your child’s experience with us a positive one, so they’ll look forward to coming back!
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Why Pediatric Eye Exams Are Important

Your child’s eyes are constantly changing as they grow, which makes pediatric eye care an integral part of their overall wellness. During a pediatric eye exam, our optometrists work to detect any eye conditions your child might have before their vision is affected. We also monitor the progression of these conditions at each visit, so your child isn’t vulnerable to more serious sight problems later in life. To ensure your child gets the most out of their eyewear, you should bring your child in yearly to keep their prescription up to date.

The Differences Between Pediatric and Adult Eye Exams

Pediatric eye exams are just as thorough as adult eye exams — the main difference is that they’re tailored to children’s eyes by putting greater focus on identifying eye conditions that tend to develop at a young age. These conditions, such as amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), and myopia (nearsightedness), are common in kids, but can be easily managed with early diagnosis and proper care.

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What to Expect at Your Child’s Exam

When you bring your child in for their annual eye exam, you can be sure our optometrists and optometric technicians will check them thoroughly for all age-specific conditions, any changes in their vision prescription, and monitor any issues they may already have. We use advanced, child-friendly technology to painlessly perform their exams and give us a complete picture of their eye health. From there, our optical specialists work with your child to select the perfect eyewear for their needs and personality, so they’re set up for success in style!

What to expect at your child's eye exam
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Why You Should Trust Kennedy Vision Health Center for Your Child’s Eye Care

Our entire staff is committed to making your child’s experience comfortable, engaging, and fun! As soon as your family walks through our doors, our friendly patient ambassador get your child checked in and ready for their exam with our highly skilled experts. We know small details can have a big impact on making children happy — so we keep them smiling with kid-friendly movies to watch, toys to play with, and a trip to the treasure chest to pick a post-exam prize!

Meet Our Eye Doctors

Our experienced, attentive doctors want you to have the same care they would give a member of their own family. To customize your experience, our team offers primary eye care and various specialty services, including dry eye treatment; glaucoma management; specialty contacts; and pediatric, adult, and senior-specific care.

What Our Patients Are Saying

We’re proud to be our community’s trusted partner in all things eye care, and the feeling is mutual — see what our patients say about how we’ve helped them!

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- Renee Q.

“Kennedy Vision in Elk River was able to get me in for a last minute exam when I had some eye problems. Everyone there is so friendly and helpful.”

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- Douglas Y.

“Dr. Traverse and Dr. Rossow are both consummate professionals in every sense, carefully explaining the details of the exam process and options for treatments. Orrin is as fastidious as you will ever find, great with helpful tips and ensuring that you are completely satisfied. The entire staff at both locations are extremely friendly and helpful. It is very apparent that they put the customer first in all that they do. Thank you all for making the process very simple, each and every time.”

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- Jackie B.

“I always have a great experience during my annual eye exam. The staff here is so friendly and makes you feel very welcome. I have been seeing Dr Traverse for many years and although thorough explains things in layman terms. It never feels like he is rushing to get you out the door.”

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- Jill P.

“Everyone from scheduling, insurance, eye exam, and the multiple ladies helping me and my husband find glasses were amazing! They were all super helpful and friendly. Highly recommend!”

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- Deanna G.

“Very careful, thorough exam by Dr. Kennedy. Support staff is knowledgeable and efficient, friendly.”

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- Megan W.

“I made an appointment here because it was in my VSP network and ended up LOVING it. The staff, from when you walk in the door to when you get to the exam room, are friendly, welcoming and kind. Dr. B is great, and I am happy to say I have new glasses & contacts with the RIGHT prescription for the first time in my 15+ years of wearing them! I actually helped one of my patients get an appointment after he broke his glasses on accident and he loved them as well.. Highly recommend!!”

Pediatric Eye Exams Near You

We’re pleased to welcome you to any of our convenient locations — you’ll always be treated like family and have access to the most thorough eye care that meets all your needs!