Pediatric Eye Care in Downtown

Pediatric Eye Care in Downtown

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 Downtown pediatric eye doctor at Eyetique - Downtown.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Downtown

Our optometry practice in Downtown

Photograph of John Burke
Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Eye Med
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • VBA
  • Metlife Vision
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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 Eyetique - Downtown 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 Eyetique - Downtown 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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- Apr. 04, 2024
Jamie the store manager is incredibly knowledgeable, personable, makes you feel safe, makes the proc... ess easy, can’t say enough good things about the staff here. Great visit!! Dr. Burke is the most thorough eye dr I’ve ever seen every time he gives me his full attention very thorough gave me the exact glasses I needed when I couldn’t find the right rx anywhere else and I’m SO GLAD to have a dr that actually listens to me And cares about what in saying please go here the frames are great you won’t be disappointed
- Apr. 03, 2024
I've been going to eyetique ever since their name was three guys optical. They are very professiona... l and very helpful. My first time there was back in 2018 and I get my glasses and contacts from them and will continue going there til the end of my time. Thank you to Dr. John and the staff. I appreciate you all.
- Mar. 27, 2024
Great place. Wonderful staff. And they help you to get the right glasses for you that suits your st... yle. I definitely recommend this place to all.
- Mar. 13, 2024
Dr. John Burke is an outstanding optometrist. Very thoughtful, knowledgeable, polite, punctual and ... professional. Takes the time to patiently explain things, answer questions and explore treatment options.
- Mar. 03, 2024
I am on my second pair of glasses from eyetique. Very nice staff, helpful and friendly. Great select... ion of frames.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Easy. Friendly. Safe. Recommend.
- Jan. 24, 2024
The ladies downtown they are awesome I love going to downtown Pittsburgh to their store
- Oct. 24, 2023
Skilled staff, who are understanding of your style and vision needs, keeping your budget in mind in ... the process. It was so easy to make appointments, there are also many frames to choose from. My special order was completed with such attention to detail. I want to thank you for that experience! Well done. Give downtown Pittsburgh’s location a try.
- Oct. 08, 2023
I felt very comfortable there the staff is so friendly, they do what they can to help you. My daught... er is 6 the doctor was very patient with her. I am also going to change my eye doctor to them. We had a very great first experience.
- Sep. 17, 2023
Love my eye physicians ofc
- Sep. 07, 2023
Excellent service and selection. Staff were so helpful and went beyond what I expected. Eyetique is ... fortunate to have the employees there especially in this era of diminished customer service and courtesy! My glasses are not easy to make and they are stylish and perfect. Well done Eyetique and staff!
- Sep. 02, 2023
Everybody was very nice to me and my children.
- Aug. 04, 2023
Awesome place to get your eye's done!
- Jul. 24, 2023
Hands down, BEST experience I have had at an eye doctor in YEARS! My glasses/contact lens script is ... far from your "typical" one, so I was VEERRYY nervous and stressed out coming in because I did not know what to expect or what the doctor would say. Jamie at the front desk took the liberty to review my past eye history before the doctor even saw me, which helped a lot. I admit I did not know what to make of Dr Burke (at first), as he seemed to be a bit stand offish, but as the exam went on I began to feel more comfortable with him. He had absolutely zero judgement as to how my prescription was. Jamie was very efficient in explaining cost and shocked me by saying that I could order trial contact lenses but did not have to put anything down, money-wise. Was a big culture shock for me, being that past practices have wanted the money for contact lenses and glasses up front. My contacts and glasses have always been really expensive. All I had to pay was a copay. I could go on and on, but all in all, wonderful experience! So thank you Eyetique staff!
- Jun. 22, 2023
Staff is very. Friendly than great conversations
- Jun. 16, 2023
I went in at 402pm and was out and seeing with a pair of contacts at 427pm... I asked if they could ... do it, as I had to catch the last bus at 440pm... They made it happen for me!!
- Jun. 01, 2023
Great experience for my husband and myself! Professional, Efficient and polite!
- Apr. 24, 2023
Very courteous and knowledgeable service.
- Apr. 18, 2023
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- Mar. 29, 2023
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE AT EYETIQUE Many years ago I purchased a IC! Berlin frame for my ... glasses at the Murray Avenue Eyetique location. I loved this manufacturer’s ingenious frame design, and they soon became my favorite glasses to wear. I only seemed to wear the other glasses when I misplaced these – I had to use something to see so that I could find them. Recently, the time had come for new lenses. I returned to Eyetique and selected a different but similar IC! Berlin frame. This frame was similar but more streamlined and delicate. I thought they’d work fine. That proved not to be the case. Within less than three months after purchase the frames broke. The frame section called the “arm” or “temple” separated and fell to the ground while I was walking. There was no way of knowing where I lost it. I soon realized that this frame design could not be trusted. I returned to Eyetique to with my newly purchased glasses less one arm and explained what happened to Melissa Kelly, Eyetique’s Project Manager. She heard my concerns, quickly assured me that these glasses would be replaced no questions asked. I then selected another IC Berlin frame and picked them up today. I knew right away when I put them on that this frame design was far superior and that they would be trouble free. After leaving Eyetique with these new glasses I was completely satisfied with no lingering concerns. Through my personal experience, I would recommend a trip to Eyetique for your future eye exam and eyeglass purchases. Geoff

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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!

Eyetique - Downtown pediatric eye doctors can help.

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