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For Kids

We carry a very large selection of pediatric eyewear

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Vision is arguably the most important of the five senses; it plays a crucial role throughout childhood and beyond. Yet many parents don’t understand how vision helps their children develop appropriately. The articles below can help.

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What Our Patient's Parents Say...

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My oldest son needed his first pair of glasses a little before his fourth birthday. I was anxious, he was anxious. I didn’t know where to begin, but the wonderful staff at McAlear Eye Care made the process easy and fun. Their selection of kids frames is excellent and it was easy to find some that my son was excited to wear – and that I love too. Now all three of our children love visiting Dr. Tom for their eye exams! I honestly cannot recommend McAlear Eye Care highly enough. We’ll never go anywhere else!

- Emma F.

 

When my pediatrician suggested I take my 2 year old son to an eye doctor, I thought she was crazy, but I did as I was instructed.  I talked to people for suggestions, but I didn’t know of anyone who has taken their kids so young to get an eye exam.  So I picked Dr. McAlear for location, and of course after checking up on his credentials a bit.  His patience in working with children is amazing.  I have Mondays off, but so does he.  He had actually opened the office for me so I could get my son in there for one of his appointments!  Then my daughter was getting headaches, so I took her to the pediatrician, they covered one eye and had her read a paper at a distance away and we realized she was having trouble seeing out of one eye, she had just turned 4.  So off to Dr. McAlear we went.  Both of my kids are doing great with their glasses, they have no fear of getting eye exams, he has worked with me to try all options to avoid eye surgery, and so far so good!  Now my husband and I both get our exams there too.

- Susan M.

 

When our son was 3 years old we began working with Dr. Thomas McAlear and the exceptional staff at McAlear Eye Care. We had a great deal of anxiety about how our first visit would go, as our son typically struggles with new situations and doctors especially. When we arrived, Dr. McAlear and Shannon eased our fears. They were extraordinarily patient with him and went above and beyond to make him feel comfortable. He ended up needing glasses for strabismus. We've had several follow-up visits since and each time Dr. McAlear and his staff are as patient and friendly as they were on our first visit. He is now more comfortable visiting McAlear Eye Care than he is going to any other doctor, which we attribute to their kindness, understanding, and most importantly their flexible approach to working with our sensitive child. We highly recommend Dr. McAlear for your entire family's eye care needs. - Kaitlyn S.

 

We brought our 7 year old to Dr. McAlear because she was complaining her eyes were tired at the end of the school day. She seemed OK otherwise, but I wasn't sure what was causing her discomfort. We decided to have her eyes checked. "Dr. Tom" was really great with her, and she enjoyed her first vision check as well. Turns out my daughter is farsighted. Discovering this was a pretty big deal because not being able to see close-up makes it so much harder for her to do schoolwork or read, do crafts, or anything close up... and we would have never known. She now has cool glasses she loves to wear and looks forward to her check-ups with Dr. Tom!

- Andrea H.

 

Dr. McAlear is excellent with making sure his patient fully understands each step of the eye exam as well as why they are necessary. He is equally patient when explaining results. My 15 year old clearly understood what his eye exam revealed and what the course of action will be. I felt confident that my son was in very good hands. Staff was very knowledgeable with insurance coverage and assisting with choosing the right pair of glasses.

- Matthew W.

 

The service my daughter and I receive was wonderful. Our appointment started right on time. The doctor did a good job explaining what he was doing and made my daughter feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend his services.

- Anonymous

 

We had everyone in recently. The appointments are on time. The staff is knowledgeable about our plan and can explain our benefits well. I really like Dr. McAlear. I find him, funny and realistic to what is happening with my eye care. I recommend his practice to others and their families.

- Heather E.

 

We went to Dr. McAlear last week and he was very attentative to my sons needs. He recommended a new type of contact lense and also helped with picking out glasses. Thank you!

- Timothy H.

 

My daughter, who is 4 and I had our eye exam by Dr. Tom. He was amazingly patient with my daughter and the answered the countless questions I had. He is very knowledgable about eye care and I would highly recommend him.

- Cherie N.

  • We carry a variety of top designer frames and sunglasses for kids.
  • Early identification of a child's vision problem is crucial.