Pediatric Eye Care in Spring Hill

Pediatric Eye Care in Spring Hill

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 Spring Hill pediatric eye doctor at Primary EyeCare - Spring Hill.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Spring Hill

Our optometry practice in Spring Hill

Photograph of Nicholas Engle
Hours
  • Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna

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 Primary EyeCare - Spring Hill 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 Primary EyeCare - Spring Hill 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. 24, 2024
Great experience for my daughter and I!
- Feb. 06, 2024
I started going here acouple years ago for my routine eye appointments when we moved to the area. Al... l the Doctors have been amazing, the front office staff is always friendly and helpful. About a month ago I got a very bad eye infection and lucky came in early and caught it before it got even worse. Dr. Engle treated me and was beyond amazing. He was very knowledgeable on how to get it healed as quick as posisble. It was during the snow storm so I had to miss some appoinntments but Dr. Engle made sure I had a way to contact him incase it got worse or I had any questions or concerns during that time. This office is great and they show that they really care about their patients.
- Jan. 11, 2024
Dr. Engle and staff are extremely nice.
- Dec. 31, 2023
Great staff and Doctor. What else do you want?
- Dec. 15, 2023
Excellent service!!
- Dec. 15, 2023
Great place, no pressure and excellent people.
- Nov. 04, 2023
Dr Young took the time to explain some different things to us and great detail. The exam was not ru... shed.
- Oct. 23, 2023
Love both the doctors AND the staff at this location. I'm always treated kindly and thoughtfully an... d get really good information at my appointments.
- Oct. 07, 2023
Great people! Excellent eye doctors and plenty of options for frames.
- Oct. 06, 2023
The staff is friendly. Dr Wong takes his time and has a gentle way about him. Very pleased
- Sep. 29, 2023
Great team of people
- Sep. 01, 2023
very friendly and fun staff. Dr. Engle is awesome. I had a great experience here 🙂
- Aug. 31, 2023
Dr. Engle and his staff were awesome! I was well taken care of from the time I entered their offic... e till I left. Dr. Engle spent quality time with me which was refreshing and I wasn't rushed or hurried. He even gave me a great recommendation for a doctor who performs eyelid surgery. Wonderful place to go for your eye care.
- Aug. 28, 2023
Such a welcoming & friendly staff. The facility was clean & I was seen in a timely manner. The staff... took the time to make me feel comfortable, listen to my concerns, & educate me. I would definitely recommend this practice as a whole!
- Aug. 14, 2023
The employees at Primary Eye, on Main St, Sp Hill, are so nice and fun (Dr Engle, Crystal, Sam & Mi... ke). Everyone that works there is very personable and knowledgeable. Also- they have different, new technology(since my last exam) for testing your eyes. It was very interesting * For your initial appointment, definitely arrive 15 minutes early, as they ask. I was running late at work & arrived late. It took a while to complete the paperwork (on a tablet). Mike & Sam were there past 5:00 -my fault. I truly recommend this provider 100%. I made an appointment for my 80 year old mother also. Dr Engle is par with Davis (mine) & EyeMed (my mother’s). Of course, always double check with your insurance company before scheduling your appointment. Thank you! Cathy P
- Jul. 23, 2023
Dr. Engle is one of the most caring and personable physicians I ever dealt with. The entire staff is... amazing.
- Jun. 08, 2023
The entire staff is pretty great! From start to finish during my eye exam, I felt heard and seen in ... what I needed switching over to wearing glasses full time. I highly recommend Dr. Engle and his associates at this location!
- May. 22, 2023
I was pleased on all counts. A professional and pleasant experience.
- May. 13, 2023
Top notch service start to finish. The staff is friendly and efficient. Will be coming back for year... s to come.
- Apr. 05, 2023
They took me right in as an emergency. Thank-you so very much. Plus Dr. Engles & Staff are friendly... & can be light hearted.but most of all that were concerned & compassionate. Thank-you..

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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!

Primary EyeCare - Spring Hill pediatric eye doctors can help.

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