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Summer Eye Exams for Kids in Austin

Back to School Eye Exams for Kids in Austin, TXIt's August, and you know what that means...

Time to soak up the last of the summer fun and take care of those back-to-school errands. Dr. sees an upsurge of pediatric eye exams in Austin, TX at this time of year, and with good reason. Parents all over the greater Austin area including Bee Caves and West Lake want to make sure their children have the right prescription and that their eyeglasses fit well before the new school year begins. Our school system's educational model relies heavily on vision and eyesight can impact your child's academic success.

Austin Children Eye Exam

Our eye exam for children is designed with the young patient in mind. The pediatric eye care specialists are child-friendly and will screen for common vision problems that develop during childhood. In addition to distance vision and near vision, problems such as astigmatism, convergence insufficiency, depth perception issues, binocularity problems, strabismus and amblyopia can make reading and writing a real challenge. Most of these eye conditions would not be picked up by a school vision screening test, so it is best to schedule a comprehensive eye exam with your child's optometrist before school starts to rule out any undetected vision problems.

As children grow, their eyes develop too, and their vision may change more rapidly than it would during adulthood. That is why the American Optometric Association recommends a routine eye exam every year or two, even for a child with healthy eyes.

If your child does need corrective lenses, now is a great time to make sure he or she is happy with his or her eyeglasses or contact lenses. Ensuring a good fit and a good feeling is the first step in encouraging your child to comply with their eyewear needs.

At Bristol Family Eyecare, our family optometrists provide pediatric eye care and eyewear for kids in Bee Cave, TX.


With a heavy heart, we are informing you that we have decided to close our office for all care other then for urgent/emergency visits until further notice. This closure is in alignment with the CDC and AOA recommendations for Optometry during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We will continue to monitor our phones and email: and will respond to you in a timely manner. Dr. Bristol will be available for virtual visits through the app Eyecarelive as well as by appointment for in-office care for emergency needs.

Staff will be available for product pickup from 9am-1pm for the remainder of this week. Call us when you arrive at the office and we will take your items to the foyer for you to pick up. Unfortunately, we will not be able to do any adjustments to glasses at this time. After Friday 3/27 we will continue to be available for pickup by appointment only.

We understand that you may have missed your yearly appointment and have a need for contact lenses. We are extending contact lens prescriptions for all current patients for an additional 6 months. Just call us at 512-263-3937 and we can get your order placed and shipped directly to your home for free!

If you need glasses at this time, we can remake a pair of glasses from your previous order.

Please understand that we are constantly monitoring this situation and will open our doors to resume business as soon as we are allowed. The health and safety of our patients and our team are of the upmost importance to us.


Bristol Family Eyecare