Pediatric Eye Care in Squirrel Hill South

Pediatric Eye Care in Squirrel Hill South

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 Squirrel Hill South pediatric eye doctor at Eyetique - Squirrel Hill.

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

Your Pediatric Eye Care Professional in Squirrel Hill South

Our optometry practice in Squirrel Hill South

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Nov. 23 Closed
  • Dec. 25 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • VBA
  • VSP Individual Vision Plans
  • MetLife
  • 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 - Squirrel Hill 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 - Squirrel Hill 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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- Nov. 06, 2023
Eyetique Squirrel Hill is a clean, stylish location (even the lighting is ideal). The staff helped m... e chose glasses that were suitable for my eyecare needs as well as style preference. They provided me with all the information I needed about my warranty, refitting, and additional purchase for contacts. Dr. Jenkins was highly efficient and thorough in her exam. I look forward to returning to Eyetique.
- Aug. 27, 2023
They always provide good quality service and are careful to look for ways to help maximize insurance... benefits and contact lens rebates.
- Jul. 21, 2023
Everyone is extremely helpful and considerate. No matter what the problem is, they will find a way ... to fix it. I love Eyetique.
- Jun. 30, 2023
Such a nice place. Great selection and amazing staff.
- Jun. 19, 2023
I had a good experience they got a good selection of glasses everyone is very nice & sweet I love it... their 🥰
- Apr. 26, 2023
One of the best experiences I’ve had at any type of store, anywhere. Outstanding management. Opti... cian Hayleigh is a true professional. Enormous selection of eyeglasses. Exceptional service. What more can you ask for? Highly recommended. Six stars out of five.
- Apr. 23, 2023
Super service. Melissa very caring and knowledgeable. Easy to become a loyal customer.
- Apr. 12, 2023
Great Service!!!
- Apr. 06, 2023
Dr. LP is a rockstar!
- Mar. 20, 2023
Excellent experience at Eyetique in Squirrel Hill. Dr. Lauren Pastucha was very knowledgeable and ha... s excellent bedside skills- taking the time to answer my concerns and questions.
- Feb. 27, 2023
Downtown and the police officers like my glasses, friends and asked me where I got them and I was as... king them about they're beautiful horses
- Feb. 17, 2023
Melissa was wonderful.Very professional and great energy.
- Jan. 24, 2023
Great experience from start to finish!
- Jan. 17, 2023
The staff was great at assisting with frame selection. Good feedback on a major investment was impor... tant to me. Also, took careful attention to make certain the frame would work with my prescription. I am l loving my new glasses.
- Jan. 02, 2023
Love it here! The staff is helpful and courteous. Dr. Pastucha is very friendly and knowledgeable. T... he store is clean and well organized. They have a great selection of frames!
- Dec. 29, 2022
Wonderful experience.
- Dec. 23, 2022
This place is great. Helpful staff and a good selection!
- Dec. 04, 2022
They have a nice selection and their staff is very qualified and friendly.
- Nov. 28, 2022
Very pleasant experience. Everyone was so nice. They didn't push me to buy expensive frames (had a b... ad experience elsewhere once). I plan to get another pair of frames in the new year.
- Nov. 26, 2022
Eyetique has a great selection of frames, they make very high quality glasses and the staff are so h... elpful and friendly!

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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 - Squirrel Hill pediatric eye doctors can help.

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