C. Troy Allred, OD & Dr. Amanda Alves

Children's Eye Exams

Fast, Accurate, Non-Invasive Eye Exams for Kids. Find Us in Fullerton.

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Helping Kids Learn & Play With Excellent Vision

Did you know that 25% of school-age children need some level of vision correction? For a child going to school, having proper vision is a must.

At Allred Family Eye Care, we know that kids have special needs when it comes to their eye care. Their bodies are changing rapidly as they grow up (eyes included), and it’s important to check their eyes regularly. The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends kids have eye exams every one to two years depending upon their needs.

Helping Your Child See Better Through Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a powerful, non-surgical processes that strengthens and improves visual function.  It develops efficient eye, focusing and eye tracking, proper eye alignment and eye teaming, eye/hand coordination, and faster visual processing or visual perception.

Eye Exams That are Perfect for Kids

Growing eyes require a more careful assessment. Our extra-thorough eye exams give us a clear picture on your child’s eye health and overall vision quality.

Getting kids interested in their eyes is very rewarding for us. We try to educate and get kids excited about their eyes and the cool things that they do.

If your child needs corrective lenses (eyeglasses or contact lenses), it’s important to have an accurate and current prescription. If needed for babies and infants, toddlers and preschoolers, and school-age children.

Advanced equipment like the Optomap lets us get more information about your child’s eye health than previously possible. The equipment is also fun to look at and talk about- kids have compared our office to Tony Stark’s lab (take THAT, Ironman).

We have a variety of styles for all age groups, including the latest styles from popular brands like Penguin Jr, Converse, Ray Ban, Disney, DB4K. See all our eyewear brands.

What to Expect During The Eye Exam

Our eye exams for children are expansive and accurate while also being fast and efficient. We know that kids (especially young ones) have short attention spans and don’t always enjoy hanging out forever in the Optometrists office.

The exam is broken down into two sections: the vision evaluation and the eye health examination with the Optometrist.

Vision Evaluation

Performed by the Optometrist and an Optometric Assistant, the comprehensive battery of optometric tests gives the doctor important information about your child’s day to day visual function to make sure that they are not only seeing clearly at all ranges, but also comfortably. Many causes of eyestrain, visual fatigue, headaches, poor reading skills, computer strain, double vision, or learning difficulties are detected and treated in this phase of the examination.

These tests include:

  • Refraction assessment – If corrective lenses are needed, we will refine your child’s prescription.
  • Eye muscle assessment – We utilize several methods to  assess the eye teaming muscles and look for abnormal movements.
  • Eye focusing assessment – The focusing tests are tailored specifically to changing abilities of different age groups.
  • Visual field test – This test assesses the size and quality of your child’s peripheral vision.

Eye Health Examination

Performed by one of our Optometrists, these tests go into depth to look for eye diseases and other signs of a change in your ocular health or systemic health.

These tests include:

  • Complete health history – Assessing a child’s complete ocular wellness requires that we understand their overall systemic health also.
  • Optomap Retinal imaging – A sophisticated camera is used to take high-resolution photos of the eye.
  • Slit lamp exam – Using an intense light source and a specialized magnifying lens, we look at the iris, cornea, and front structures of the eye.
  • Tonometry – This test measures eye pressure (an indicator in several eye diseases, including glaucoma).
  • Direct retinal exam – A variety of specialized tools are used to look at the inside of your child’s eyes, at the retina, blood vessels, and optic nerve.

Location & Hours


You can find us directly beside the Fullerton post office located in the Post Office Village strip-mall. There is plenty of on-site parking.


Allred Family Eye Care Optometry
1342 E Chapman Ave,
Fullerton, CA 92831

Our Optometrists

C. Troy Allred, OD
Amanda Alves, OD

Convenient Hours

Monday: 8am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 7am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Select Saturdays : By Appointment
Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day

Phone: 714-526-5515
Fax: 714-526-5384
E-mail: [email protected]