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We make visiting the eye doctor fun for kids!



Located in Lafayette, Indiana, we are eye doctors for kids who want to give children healthy, clear vision and take the stress out of visiting the eye doctor.


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We make visiting the eye doctor fun for kids!



Located in Lafayette, Indiana, we are eye doctors for kids who want to give children healthy, clear vision and take the stress out of visiting the eye doctor.


Schedule an Appointment
 

How can EPF Kids help your children?


At EPF Kids, we are eye doctors for kids who can help children who:

Need Glasses & Contacts

We carry top frame and contact lens brands at prices that are competitive with commercial optometry practices. You’re sure to find glasses and contacts your kids will love!

Have Advanced Vision Needs

If your child suffers from diabetes, dry eye, or another advanced eye care need, we can help. With the exception of surgery, we can care for every aspect of your child’s vision in our office.

 

Struggle to Concentrate

If your son or daughter is struggling with concentrating, learning, or reading, he or she may not be seeing clearly. We can help you determine if poor vision is the root of the problem.

Have Special Needs

If your child has special needs, a day out of the norm can be overwhelming. Our doctors regularly work with children who have autism, down syndrome, and other disabilities.

How can EPF Kids help your children?


At EPF Kids, we are eye doctors for kids who can help children who:

Need Glasses & Contacts

We carry top frame and contact lens brands at prices that are competitive with commercial optometry practices. You’re sure to find glasses and contacts your kids will love!

Have Advanced Vision Needs

If your child suffers from diabetes, dry eye, or another advanced eye care need, we can help. With the exception of surgery, we can care for every aspect of your child’s vision in our office.

Struggle to Concentrate

If your son or daughter is struggling with concentrating, learning, or reading, he or she may not be seeing clearly. We can help you determine if poor vision is the root of the problem.

Have Special Needs

If your child has special needs, a day out of the norm can be overwhelming. Our doctors regularly work with children who have autism, down syndrome, and other disabilities.

80% of learning is visual, which means when kids can’t see well, their ability to learn is hindered.

Read our blog to find out how:


  • Vision affects learning.
  • You can watch for symptoms of poor vision.
  • Vision issues can be mistaken as attention deficit disorders.

At EPF Kids, you and your children can enjoy:


  • Eye doctors who specialize in pediatric optometry.
  • A comfortable environment designed specifically for kids.
  • Same-day appointments in many cases.
  • An optometry practice that operates with a people-first mindset.
  • Being able to take care of your child’s general and advanced vision needs at one practice.
  • Second opinions free of charge.
 

At EPF Kids, you and your children can enjoy:


  • Eye doctors who specialize in pediatric optometry.
  • A comfortable environment designed specifically for kids.
  • Same-day appointments in many cases.
  • An optometry practice that operates with a people-first mindset.
  • Being able to take care of your child’s general and advanced vision needs at one practice.
  • Second opinions free of charge.
 
 

“My son has severe amblyopia (lazy eye) and we have been to several other places around Lafayette. Dr. Helderman has been amazing and given us new ideas and tools to help strengthen my son's weak eye. Dr. Helderman is really knowledgeable about the latest optical studies, technologies, and treatment options.”

Erin

Are you ready to make your child an EPF patient?


Call our office to schedule an appointment.


Bring your child to our office for an evaluation.


Discuss a plan of action for your child’s vision with a pediatric optometrist.


Watch your child enjoy clearer vision!

"Everyone [at EPF Kids] is great with kids. They also have one of the best selections for kids glasses in town. Overall, the quality of care (from scheduling, to buying glasses, to treatment) is superior to other area providers.”

Erin

 

When should you take your child to the eye doctor?


As a parent, you do everything you can to help your kids learn and thrive in school. You help with homework, volunteer in the classroom, communicate with your children’s teachers, and even get help from tutors if needed. But, did you know that poor vision can harm your child’s ability to learn?


80% of learning happens through vision. This means that if your children can’t see well, they can’t learn at their best.


Because of this, most eye doctors agree that children should start seeing an eye doctor annually once they are preschool age (three or four years old) as a preventative measure.


However, it’s important to schedule an eye exam before your child’s annual appointment if he or she starts doing any of the following:

  1. Losing his/her place while reading
  2. Confusing similar-looking words
  3. Failing to recognize the same word in the next sentence
  4. Showing signs of poor reading comprehension
  5. Writing sloppily
  6. Complaining of eyes hurting, headaches, or double vision
  7. Avoiding close work (such as reading and writing)
  8. Struggling to concentrate and pay attention
  9. Squinting or reading with one eye closed

10% of children have vision problems that are significant enough to affect their ability to learn. Unfortunately, more than 50% of these problems can be missed during a routine vision screening (vision tests given by a school nurse or a family doctor during a physical).


At EPF Kids, developmental vision evaluations are part of our eye exam process. When we examine your children’s eyes, we pay special attention to eye teaming (the eyes’ ability to work together), movement, and focusing. Problems with any of these vision skills can make concentrating, reading, and learning difficult.


If one of these vision problems is identified, don’t worry. The issue can likely be treated with glasses, contacts, or vision therapy.


To give your children healthy vision and help them thrive in school, schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors for kids in Lafayette, Indiana!


When should you take your child to the eye doctor?


As a parent, you do everything you can to help your kids learn and thrive in school. You help with homework, volunteer in the classroom, communicate with your children’s teachers, and even get help from tutors if needed. But, did you know that poor vision can harm your child’s ability to learn?

80% of learning happens through vision. This means that if your children can’t see well, they can’t learn at their best.


Because of this, most eye doctors agree that children should start seeing an eye doctor annually once they are preschool age (three or four years old) as a preventative measure.


However, it’s important to schedule an eye exam before your child’s annual appointment if he or she starts doing any of the following:

  1. Losing his/her place while reading
  2. Confusing similar-looking words
  3. Failing to recognize the same word in the next sentence
  4. Showing signs of poor reading comprehension
  5. Writing sloppily
  6. Complaining of eyes hurting, headaches, or double vision
  7. Avoiding close work (such as reading and writing)
  8. Struggling to concentrate and pay attention
  9. Squinting or reading with one eye closed

10% of children have vision problems that are significant enough to affect their ability to learn. Unfortunately, more than 50% of these problems can be missed during a routine vision screening (vision tests given by a school nurse or a family doctor during a physical).


At EPF Kids, developmental vision evaluations are part of our eye exam process. When we examine your children’s eyes, we pay special attention to eye teaming (the eyes’ ability to work together), movement, and focusing. Problems with any of these vision skills can make concentrating, reading, and learning difficult.


If one of these vision problems is identified, don’t worry. The issue can likely be treated with glasses, contacts, or vision therapy.


To give your children healthy vision and help them thrive in school, schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors for kids in Lafayette, Indiana!


 

Schedule an appointment at EPF Kids!