Pediatric Eye Care in Gallatin

Pediatric Eye Care in Gallatin

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 Gallatin pediatric eye doctor at Sumner Eyecare - Gallatin.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Gallatin

Our optometry practice in Gallatin

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • 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 Sumner Eyecare - Gallatin 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 Sumner Eyecare - Gallatin 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. 08, 2024
Very friendly and helpful! I will recommend to anyone!
- Mar. 19, 2024
Great eye care i think they are a good team of people fixing you’re EYES.Thank y’all.
- Mar. 13, 2024
Friendly staff, very knowledgeable doctors, and a huge selection of frames to choose your glasses.
- Feb. 27, 2024
A very Friendly and Courteous service
- Feb. 26, 2024
Adam Neal is a rock star!
- Feb. 12, 2024
Really great place.
- Feb. 10, 2024
Our experience at Sumner Eyecare was awesome! This was our first eye exam for both myself and my kid... s and they treated us with such care. The staff was so friendly and informative and the vibe was warm and inviting. We will forever be customers.
- Feb. 07, 2024
Great facility with a nice family feel to it, not very busy or loud like some corporate competitors ... in the area. Very well staffed with friendly and highly knowledgeable employees.
- Feb. 05, 2024
Very friendly and competent staff.
- Feb. 04, 2024
Very good products and very good service polite and courteous do all my eyewear shopping here
- Feb. 04, 2024
The service was great! everyone was kind, polite, thorough and professional. They did not act as tho... ugh my eye care was just business revenue, but that my eye care mattered to them.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Dr. Neal was so great and knowledgeable. I haven't had a fav eye doctor since the 2001 vision center... days BUT Dr. Neal is it for me. The young lady at the desk gave a great first impression with her kindness.
- Jan. 11, 2024
Everyone was friendly and had no issues! I’ll be continuing to use them 🙂
- Jan. 10, 2024
I was late by about 20+ minutes for appointment, not including the 15 minutes early they asked me to... be there, and they just took it in stride, did excellent exam, asked all the right questions, and got me out way faster than I thought they could. I couldn't have asked for any better appointment for my annual diabetic eye exam.
- Dec. 12, 2023
It's easy to get in for an appointment (without waiting for weeks), and the staff is all very friend... ly.
- Nov. 06, 2023
Great doctors and great staff! A good selection of eyewear! Knowledge staff.
- Nov. 03, 2023
Wonderful staff, service and environment.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Extremely friendly & professional staff!
- Oct. 18, 2023
The staff and Dr Mortemore were attentive to detail and friendly. Highly recommend
- Oct. 17, 2023
Staff is extremely friendly

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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!

Sumner Eyecare - Gallatin pediatric eye doctors can help.

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