Pediatric Eye Care in Central Omaha

Pediatric Eye Care in Central Omaha

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 Central Omaha pediatric eye doctor at Malbar Vision Center - Tower.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Central Omaha

Our optometry practice in Central Omaha

Photograph of Cameron Bargell
Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 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 Malbar Vision Center - Tower 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 Malbar Vision Center - Tower 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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- May. 13, 2024
I've been with Malbar Vision for quite some time. Love how they get you scheduled for your visit and... how quickly they get you your glasses after the visit. Even though they say 2 weeks to get them back in actuality it only takes a week. Highly recommend... 78th Tower Malbar Vision
- Apr. 17, 2024
Was a joy and the staff was very professional
- Apr. 02, 2024
Great service and the staff is great, would definitely recommend this place
- Mar. 11, 2024
Great customer service and not long wait times.
- Mar. 01, 2024
This location I’ve gone to the past few years now and they are wonderful! Very intentional, kind p... eople, James brings a sincere energy to the place that made me feel very welcomed. They gave me the best deals possible with my insurance and were quick with my exam.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Computer IT maintenance was being done when I was leaving so the system was down and I couldn't get ... my prescription. I was promised that it would be sent to my email address as as it was back up. I've received two survey and I reminder emails this morning so clearly you have my email, but no prescription yet. I guess I just need to call.
- Jan. 18, 2024
All the staff and Dr. Bargell are amazing at caring for their patients and really take the time to g... et you what you really want and need.
- Dec. 25, 2023
Caring, patient, very knowledgeable staff. Competitive pricing on contacts and styles galore for fra... mes.
- Oct. 17, 2023
the staff was wonderful and loved how fast and efficient the virtual appt was.
- Sep. 01, 2023
Very friendly staff and definitely the most efficient eye exam process I have ever experienced.
- Aug. 30, 2023
Great experience doctor was awesome
- Aug. 19, 2023
Outstanding care starting with my eye exam and great help when I received my new glasses. Wonderful ... customer service.
- Aug. 10, 2023
The staff was very nice and made me feel welcomed. Great selection of lenses. I will definitely be b... ack next year.
- Aug. 08, 2023
Clean, friendly, punctual
- Aug. 04, 2023
Why buy glasses any where else... THIS STAFF ROCKS 🪨 🎸 😎 🙌🏿 👌🏿 👏🏿
- Jul. 27, 2023
my own experience is great
- Jul. 10, 2023
My experience with Malbar Vision's staff, was kind, attentive, and professional!
- Jun. 20, 2023
Awesome people
- Jun. 03, 2023
Malbar Vision have some Beautiful glasses for kids and adults and it took me no time to find me a pa... ir glasses and all of them was gorgeous and not too expensive so go to 78th it’s on the right side in that mall go get you a Pair of Ray-Ban glasses MK, Vaults, You name it they got it good customer service not long of a wait time in and out call for appointment Google Malbar’s Vision it’s worth it🤗
- May. 01, 2023
Andy helpful with insurance claim. Going there for years.

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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!

Malbar Vision Center - Tower pediatric eye doctors can help.

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