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St Luke Eye Institute

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5311 SW 9th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79106
Phone: 806-359-3937
Fax: 806-359-8124

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday8:30am - 5pm
Thursday8:30am - 5pm
Friday8:30am - 5pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Does My Child Need an Eye Exam?

The American Optometric Association recommends that a child have his/her first eye examination between the ages of 6 and 12 months of age. Healthy eyes and good vision play a critical role in how infants and children learn to see. As children progress in school, demand on their visual abilities increases. One very important learning tool may be overlooked-a child’s vision. Many studies indicate that undetected vision problems may often be the cause of children being misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dr. Andrew Alpar and Dr. Candace Lipshy, the optometrists at St. Luke Eye Institute in Amarillo, Texas, provide eye exams for infants, toddlers, and school age children. Does your child have an undiagnosed vision problem? )

What should you look for in a child with vision problems? Children with vision problems may complain of headaches, rub their eyes often, or squint when reading or watching TV. They may struggle to complete homework. While reading, you may notice the child holding reading material very close to them, losing their place, or having to use a finger to maintain place. They may omit or confuse small words or reverse letters .They may tilt or turn their head. Performance seems below potential, and grades may become poor. They may have behavioral problems.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

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Every single person was so kind and patient with my 2 year old. Not to mention they all did their jobs top notch. From the exam to choosing the right frames and finally getting them on her sweet little face!!!! Thanks a ton for helping my baby girl SEE!!

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday8:30am - 5pm
Thursday8:30am - 5pm
Friday8:30am - 5pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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