Pediatric Eye Care in Bainbridge Island

Pediatric Eye Care in Bainbridge Island

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 Bainbridge Island pediatric eye doctor at Bainbridge Vision.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Bainbridge Island

Our optometry practice in Bainbridge Island

Photograph of Sherri  Egashira
Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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 Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge 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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- Apr. 04, 2024
The selection of glasses frames is great. The staff members are knowledgeable and super good at thei... r jobs!
- Mar. 21, 2024
I always look forward to my appointments with Dr. Steele. She is whip smart, efficient, and down to... earth. She is the kind of doctor you wish would never retire.
- Feb. 09, 2024
I always appreciate the efficiency and professionalism of this office. Dr. Egashira is friendly, th... orough and explains all facets of your eyes well. The optimap is a great service as it allows the doctor to walk you through the health of your eyes and show you comparisons year over year.
- Feb. 04, 2024
The staff here are awesome!
- Feb. 03, 2024
Steele is great! I think the office people are a little snappy
- Dec. 30, 2023
Two of the best optometrists EVER! I moved about 2 hours away and since then I do not feel I have ev... er received as thorough an eye exam as what Drs. Steele and Egashira provide. I am considering scheduling an appointment in 2024 and will make that two hour drive. And they have an amazing staff!
- Dec. 21, 2023
Efficient, caring doctors and staff.
- Dec. 16, 2023
I can't see going to another vision doctor.
- Nov. 20, 2023
Great local optometrist. Friendly and helpful staff. Was really well treated and felt like they ca... red about my well being and vision.
- Nov. 16, 2023
They are always very thorough and helpful.
- Nov. 13, 2023
Wonderful Professional Team. Excellent service and support.
- Nov. 07, 2023
Both Dr. Egashira and her staff are friendly, caring and accommodating.
- Oct. 21, 2023
Welcoming staff, lovely clinic, and thorough eye exam by Dr. Egashira.
- Oct. 13, 2023
I like the small town folksy atmosphere! Dr. Egashira is a professional. She's thorough, efficient... and subject matter expert current. Also has a good sense of humor !
- Sep. 01, 2023
Kira is exceptional. She’s extremely knowledgeable at fitting eyeglass frames and lenses, she’s ... passionate, and she makes the experience fun! Been going to her for 10+ years.
- Aug. 24, 2023
Friendly. Knowledgeable. Helpful. What else could you want?
- Aug. 18, 2023
Dr. Egashira is outstanding. Been going here for 15 years and have always had great care.
- Aug. 15, 2023
Great place for optometry services. Friendly and highly competent staff and providers.
- Jul. 09, 2023
It's a busy world where it often feels like it's easy to get lost in the crowd. My visit to Bainbrid... ge Vision reminded me of a time when compassion, patience, and professionalism were summits that every business strived to reach. Bainbridge Vision is the peak of the mountain. Dr. Egashira is kind and brilliant and she took time to answer all of my questions. I'm relatively new to eye care so I was a bit apprehensive when I walked into the office! I'm thankful that Dr. Egashira is so skillful at explaining all the intricacies.
- Jul. 01, 2023
Dr. Egashira has been working with my and later my family’s eyes ever since she was a optometry st... udent. I feel so lucky to have benefitted from her intellect and skill - always applied with generosity; she explains everything so well and maintains a lovely sense of humor. (We have had a few optical adventures together.) The entire staff is very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Picking out frames is just plain fun!

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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!

Bainbridge Vision pediatric eye doctors can help.

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