Pediatric Eye Exams

When it comes to your child's vision it is important that your child see an eye doctor early in life. At Reeve-Woods Eye Center we start our eye exams for kids in Chico & Paradise when infants are just six months old, and continue to stay with them as they grow. 


Why The First Trip to the Optometrist is Important

While six months may sound awful young to see an optometrist, it is important to make sure that your child's vision is off to a good start. After a baby is born it takes close to six months before they are seeing the world as most adults do. They need to learn to focus, develop color vision, and gain their sense of depth perception. At Reeves-Woods Eye Center, our Doctor of Optometry can test your infant's pupil responses, conduct a fixate and follow test to assure they are able to follow light properly and use preferential looking cards with stripes instead of a traditional eye chart.

Additional Eye Exams as Your Child Grows

As your child grows, eye exams continue to be important. When a child is around three, they are ready for a more in-depth eye exam. Even if they don't know their letters well, our eye doctor can still test a young child's vision with alternative symbols. We can also perform a retinoscopy test to check for congenital cataracts and make sure that your child's eyes are working together as a team. It is during preschool years and early elementary years that kids are most at risk for conditions such as Lazy Eye (amblyopia) or crossed eyes (Strabismus). We also do additional tests to check for color blindness and check for signs of refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. 

School Age Eye Exams in Chico & Paradise

Before your child starts school in the Chico & Paradise area, they will need to see the eye doctor once again to either confirm that their vision is still good, or to receive corrective treatment if something is not quite where it should be. A child's vision is closely connected to their development because so much learning happens visually. To keep them on track they may need eye therapy to assure that their eyes are working together properly, or they might need glasses to help them see the board. At Reeves-Woods Eye Center, we have both optometrists and ophthalmologists on staff and can handle the eye health and vision needs of your entire family. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment for yourself or your child contact us at Reeve-Woods Eye Center in Chico, CA at 530-899-2244


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  • "I had a great visit and eye care experience. I went to Dr Reeve with “Dry Eye”. I was kind of a mess…blurred vision and very uncomfortable. He saw me for two visits. On the first visit I got my diagnosis and a prescription for eye drops. On my second visit, I reported continuing symptoms. Dr Reeve then did a procedure and it worked! The doctor and staff (including his assistant) were businesslike, polite and helpful. Great experience."
    Melanie M.
  • "I had a great first-time experience! The ladies in the front were very kind.  I first saw the optometrist who was very kind and thorough. Then I was seen by Dr. Woods who was also kind and thorough. They both listened to my concerns and were very attentive to my needs. When it came time for ordering my contacts, I dealt with the optical shop across the hall where you try on frames. They were super friendly and very helpful! I’m definitely coming back!"
    Charlie D.
  • "Such a positive experience with his office! My first appointment was with Dr Reeve who was friendly and thorough with his exam. A year later Dr Woods performed my LASIK surgery and I have been thrilled with the results!! Their staff is super friendly and has really worked at getting my insurance to cover medications and making recommendations for where to get the lowest pharmacy fees!! I would recommend these doctors to anyone looking for ophthalmologists :)"
    Hannah B.
  • "Reeve-Woods Eye Center is the best eye clinic I've ever been to. The staff is very personable and willing to help in any way they can. The doctors are wonderful and want to make sure you understand everything completely! Dr. Woods did my cataract surgeries and was absolutely awesome! I can't say enough good things about this eye clinic! If you want top rate care, this is where you'll go!!"
    Martha M.
  • "A very Good Eye Care Center they have taken very good care of me for years now. Highly Recommend"
    Scott L.
  • "Fast service! I was their new patient, I got the appointment one week only and then it took only one hour my eyes test done. All staff are very polite and eye doctors were very nice. I love this place."
    Carmi A.