Pediatric Eye Care in Barrington

Pediatric Eye Care in Barrington

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 Barrington pediatric eye doctor at Tabak Optometry.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Barrington

Our optometry practice in Barrington

Photograph of David  J. Tabak
Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • EyeMed
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Anthem
  • UMR
  • Humana Military & Tricare
  • Medicare Supplement

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 Tabak Optometry 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 Tabak Optometry 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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- Oct. 17, 2022
Dr. Tabak is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He explains what each individual eye test is for ... and what outcomes are in normal range and what to keep an eye out for in the future. Hi staff is friendly and efficient.
- Apr. 23, 2022
Just switched over from another eye care center and was very happy with our experience for the whole... family.
- Dec. 14, 2021
Very modern equipment, nice office and very good eye exam. Doctor has excellent communications skill... s. The doctor visit exceeded my expectations. I found the doctor using Google search. The positive reviews were well deserved. Highly recommended.
- Dec. 18, 2020
Wonderful eye doctor!!! Excellent cutting edge knowledge, in depth exam, above & beyond customer ser... vice from the entire staff. Very clean office, and perfect location.
- Nov. 28, 2020
Great and friendly doctor, and wonderful and friendly staff. Highly recommend! I plan on using the... m as my primary vision care from now on.
- Aug. 11, 2020
I've been coming here for years...great doctors, great staff, great eyewear!
- Nov. 01, 2019
Outstanding eye doctor, always ahead of the curve on new equipment, procedures and treatment. Examin... ations are always thorough with each step explained so the patient knows what is happening and what the results are. The office environment is comfortable with help and guidance from the full staff.....It has been a pleasure to have Dr. Tabak taking care of my Family for the past 20+ years....
- Oct. 15, 2019
Very efficient, yet thorough. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.
- Feb. 13, 2019
The exam was quick and accurate. Picking frames was painless. Dr. Tabak and the staff are friendly. ... I found a new eye doctor for the entire family.
- Jul. 03, 2018
My wife Julie and I have been seeing Dr. Tabak for years. Julie just had an appointment yesterday a... nd was very pleased with the thorough examination. Dr. Tabak always takes his time and answers all questions quickly and professionally!
- Aug. 27, 2016
Thank u Dr T.... For working me into ur schedule in less than 24 hours... Being sooo thorough... Exp... laining all the testing u did and diagnosing my eye problem... And of course injecting ur humor into my appointment.... See u next summer!
- Feb. 22, 2016
I've been a patient of Dr. Tabak since 1995. He and his staff have always provided the utmost in pr... ofessional, thorough optometry services. Dr. Tabak spends time listening to any concerns and/or new developments with my eyes and prescribes the appropriate next steps. I would highly recommend entrusting your optometry needs to Dr. Tabak and his caring staff.
- Feb. 15, 2016
Myself and my kids have been going to Dr. Tabak for years for eye exams and glasses.. I highly reco... mmend his services. He's friendly, will answer all your questions, and very knowledgeable.
- Feb. 15, 2016
I have been a patient of Dr. Tabak for 4 years and his knowledge and professional care has been outs... tanding. I value his opinion and direction in my eye care. Thank you Dr. Tabak. Nancy Schachtschneider
- Dec. 08, 2014
Dr. Tabak has been our family optometrist for almost 20 years. He takes a personal interest in each... of his patients and invests the time to provide a thorough examination, while explaining the purpose of each procedure. Highly recommend.
- Jul. 24, 2013
I have been going to Dr. Tabak for a years and always appreciate the professional service of Dr. Tab... ak and his friendly staff. He has even helped me when I was on vacation and needed a perscription that he called into a pharmacy. Larry is a pro and has helped me avoid bad frames and pick out good frames over the years.
- Aug. 04, 2010
Nice, honest guy, clean facility, good staff; I have been going to him since I was a kid [starting w... earing glasses/contacts at an early age].

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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!

Tabak Optometry pediatric eye doctors can help.

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