Primary Location

(972) 422-2020

Secondary Office

800-462-8749

Parents can monitor and maintain their children’s eye health by keeping regular appointments with an optometrist. Dr. Bunch and Dr. Kehbein at Bunch Family Eye Care have provided quality eye care services to residents in and around Plano, TX for years. Pediatric eye care is essential for a child’s success in school and other daily activities. Our team at Bunch Family Eye Care has gathered a few of the questions that we run into from parents regarding eye care for their children.

Pediatric Eye Care FAQs

How Often Should My Child See An Optometrist?

Children's eyes change rapidly and require annual eye care visits to monitor and maintain proper vision. Children depend on clear vision for school and other activities such as clubs and sports. Annual eye exams will determine if your child has the correct prescription. Secondly, children often physically change quickly causing their glasses to become too tight.

What Is Involved in a Pediatric Eye Exam?

Depending on the child’s age, there are a series of tests involved, such as visual acuity, lazy eye (amblyopia), eye tracking and teaming, and testing ocular health. Correcting your child’s vision problems as early as possible is crucial for success in school. A pediatric eye exam tests proper eye functioning, monitors eye health, and makes sure your child has clear vision.

Can Children Wear Contact Lenses?

Some children prefer not to wear glasses because they are involved in sports activities or feel embarrassed. Children under ten do not get contact lenses because they are more prone to rubbing their eyes with unclean hands. Once the teenage years are approaching, the transition to contacts is usually considered a safe option. Our optometrists will recommend the best way to correct your child's vision.

How Can I Tell If My Child Needs Glasses?

As a parent, it is important to keep your guard up and look for any unusual habits. Children are less likely to reveal they are having problems seeing clearly. Below are some signs that your child may need glasses:

  • Recurring headaches at home or school
  • Sitting close to the TV or computer screen
  • Excessive squinting
  • Falling grades

Why Are Pediatric Eye Exams Necessary?

Eye exams are imperative for children. There are underlying eye health issues that are not easy to identify and eye conditions that can cause vision loss. Even without showing symptoms, children may have refractive errors. Only an optometrist can identify certain eye conditions with the proper tools and training.

Schedule Your Child’s Eye Exam in Plano, TX

Keeping your child healthy involves regular visits to the doctor and eye doctor. If you live in or around Plano, call our team at Bunch Family Eye Care today at (972) 422-2020 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form to schedule your child’s eye exam.

Meet Plano Optometrists

Dr. Joe Bunch

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Dr. Bunch is an Optometrist in Plano providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities.

As a licensed optometrist, Dr. Bunch provides exams, diagnoses, and treatments of all disorders that affect the eye or vision. In addition to training in eye diseases and disorders, Dr. Bunch is also trained in anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. With this background, Dr. Bunch is trained to recognize a range of health issues; such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension.

Dr. Bunch works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care and regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Bunch's dedication to continuing education that our Plano patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available.


Dr. Karen Kehbein

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Dr. Karen Kehbein earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry. Following graduation, Dr. Kehbein completed a one year residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy at the Southern College of Optometry.  In addition to working in a private practice, Dr. Kehbein previously taught at the Southern College of Optometry and the Michigan College of Optometry in the areas of pediatrics, binocular vision, learning related vision disorders, and vision therapy. Dr. Kehbein also has extensive experience in Lasik co-management from working alongside an ophthalmologist in a Lasik surgery center.  She is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).  In her free time, Dr. Kehbein enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with her husband and two puppies.

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