Children’s Eye Exams in Bloomington & Mitchell

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Eye Exams for All Ages

Good vision care habits are built from a young age. At Insights Optical, we provide comprehensive eye exams for your children to help familiarize them with a trip to the eye doctor. 

Vision care is essential for the whole family, and our team at Insights Optical strives to instill good, consistent habits from a young age. An early examination can help us detect developing vision issues or eye disease.

Your children can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere when you visit us for your vision care needs. Ready to book an eye exam for your child? Contact us today to book it with us.

The Importance of Early Eye Exams

Along with determining your child’s unique prescription, early eye exams can help our team familiarize themselves with your child’s vision. Children won’t always notice something wrong with their vision, and that’s why it’s essential for parents and caregivers to monitor and report potential vision problems. 

Untreated visual problems can have an affect on your child’s development and hinder learning both inside and outside the classroom. 

Some common signs and symptoms that can indicate vision problems include: 

  • Frequent squinting
  • Double vision
  • Frequent headaches
  • Excessive eye rubbing or blinking

If you notice these signs or symptoms or suspect that your child is having visual issues, contact us to book an eye exam as soon as possible. 

Children’s Eye Exam Frequency

Children’s vision is ever-changing, and monitoring development is essential. The American Optometric Association recommends the following eye exam frequency for children:

  • First exam at 6 to 12 months of age
  • At least 1 exam between 3 and 5 years of age
  • 1 exam before first grade and annually from 6 through 17 years of age

Depending on your children’s vision needs, your eye doctor may recommend additional eye exams throughout the years if needed.

Our Approach to Children’s Eye Exams

Our team at Insights Optical puts the patient experience first. We use diagnostic technology to help get a detailed picture of your children’s vision situation. Our approach to eye exams is centered around your children’s vision needs.

Myopia Control

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common condition that makes far away objects appear blurry. Myopia is corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses, and our team strives to slow myopia down and prevent it from getting worse through consistent eye exams.

For more information, visit our treatment page on myopia. 

Optomap Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to get an ultrawide detailed image of your child’s retina. Optomap Retinal Imaging is an instant process that takes less than a second and assists your doctor with the early detection of eye disease.

iWellness Spectral Domain Ocular Coherence Tomography scans can help us diagnose eye disease that may not show obvious symptoms. The iWellness exam takes seconds to perform and provides high-definition cross-section images of your retina to help us assess your children’s retinal health and discover problems before they have a negative impact.

Dedicated Vision Care

Consistent eye exams can help build and maintain good vision care habits that your children can continue into adulthood. Our goal at Insights Optical is to provide excellent vision care for the whole family.

Book a comprehensive eye exam for your child today.

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Retinal Imaging Difference

Optomap Retinal Imaging is an essential part of every eye exam we complete at Insights Optical. By taking a high-definition photo of the back of your eye, called the retina, we can gain valuable information about your health.

In less than 1 second, Optomap allows us to take a 200o photo that gives an ultrawide 82% view of your retina all at once. Retinal imaging not only helps us find signs of eye diseases, but can tell us if you’re at risk of other health issues like stroke, heart disease, and diabetes

Get Comfortable Vision with Neurolens

Neurolens is an innovative new technology we use to diagnose and treat eye misalignment accurately. Eye misalignment can cause headaches, eye strain, and blurred vision. 

Neurolens vision correction begins with an accurate and efficient measurement of your unique eye alignment. We can then use those measurements to create your personalized Neurolenses to help you overcome your eye misalignment symptoms.

With Neurolens, we can correct eye misalignment and reduce the severity of your symptoms. Using a contoured prism design, Neurolens seamlessly adjusts the image your eyes see, making vision comfortable. Get in touch with us to learn if Neurolens is right for you.

Our Locations


Find our Bloomington location on S. Clarizz Boulevard just south of East 3rd Street and across the street from College Mall.

  • 415 S. Clarizz Blvd.
  • Bloomington, IN 47401


Our Mitchell location is located right on W. Main Street across from Mitchell Fitness Center and just down the road from Mitchell Public Library.

  • 725 W. Main St.
  • Mitchell, IN 47446

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