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Kids adults, vision on Colorado Springs Fountain Blvd.

HOURS
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Kid-Friendly Care Made Easy

Give your kids the care they deserve.
Explore all the great services we provide at this location.
Fun for kids, convenient for parents.

This location serves children and their parents! Adults are welcome. Schedule an appointment now.

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For children aged 6 months to 20 years, we offer comprehensive eye exams, glasses and more. Medicaid covers your child’s annual eye exam—and eye glasses if needed. Plus, this location has more than 350 Medicaid-approved frames! Schedule an appointment now.

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WHY academy-kids ?

We make quality kid-care easy with fun-filled offices, caring staff and convenient scheduling. Plus we accept Medicaid and most insurance plans, so your kids get the care they need at little or no cost to you.

We're here to care for your kids.

Our team knows and loves kids. We go out of our way to help your kids understand every step of the process. Our fun, kid-friendly play areas and treatment areas are designed to take every visit from, "Oh no!" to "Let's go!"

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Medicaid and most insurance accepted.

We want to provide the best possible care for your kids—and take Medicaid and most insurance plans. In fact, most care at our locations is delivered at little or no cost to you. This makes it easier for parents to get great care for their kids.

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Our team is here for your family.

Our teams are in it for the kids. We believe every child deserves great care and love providing that care to your kids. From explaining every procedure in language kids can understand to recognizing great kids, our teams are here for you.

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We make it easy to get great care for your kids.

Whether you're bringing in one child for a single service or five kids for multiple appointments—we make it easy to schedule and get them in and out fast. Plus, we have fun diversions for children to keep kids who aren't being treated busy.

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

Staff was so patient and understanding. They helped me understand what glasses my insurance will cover. One of the techs even recommend what glasses I should wear and fit my face best. Will definitely be coming back.
Ashley, Patient
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OUR CARE PROVIDERS

Our providers are caring professionals who are dedicated to kids. They are committed to helping parents and kids understand their health and well-being.

HEALTHY KIDS

Check out our articles and other resources

Does my child need eyeglasses?

Knowing if a child needs glasses isn’t as simple as knowing if an adult needs glasses. Children don’t necessarily know if they’re having vision problems.

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Getting Kids to Wear Eyeglasses

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Frequently asked questions

What to do for a black eye?

If you child has received minor eye trauma from a fall, sporting accident or other cause, apply a cold compress for five to 10 minutes several times an hour. Do not put ice directly on the skin, instead wrap with a towel or sock. If pain ensues, give a proper dose of acetaminophen. Call your doctor if your child experiences any changes in vision, visible abnormalities to the eyeball, or drainage from the eye.

Learn more about common childhood eye problems

What do I do if my child gets something in their eye?

Foreign bodies on the surface of the eye should be treated with great care. Do not try to remove except by flushing with water or saline solution for risk of scratching the surface of the eye. Position your child’s head over the sink and gently pour lukewarm water over the affected eye for up to 15 minutes. If an object is embedded in the eye, seek emergency medical support.

What is farsightedness?

Farsighted vision, hyperopia, is disorder that impacts the eye’s ability to use refracted light to focus on objects that are close up.  An eye affected with farsightedness is either too short or the cornea is too flat, which means that light rays will focus behind the retina instead of directly on it. With hyperopia, therefore, distant objects are clear while close ones are out of focus. Farsightedness in kids can be difficult to diagnose because farsightedness impacts people differently. For some, it may only become apparent when they are trying to read. For others, all objects near and far might appear blurry.  

Learn more about common childhood vision problems

What is nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a refractive disorder that impacts the eye’s ability to focus on objects that are far away.  An eye affected with nearsightedness is either too long or the cornea is too steep, which means that light rays will focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it.  Being nearsighted, therefore, means that close objects are in focus while distant ones are not.  

Learn more:

Common childhood eye problems
How to know if your child needs glasses

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a common refractive disorder that affects either the shape of the cornea or the shape of the lens.  For both near and far objects, vision can be blurred because the affected eye cannot focus.  Astigmatism can coexist with both nearsightedness and farsightedness and should be corrected as soon as it is diagnosed.  Astigmatism in kids can be difficult to diagnose because children with astigmatism sometimes don’t recognize the blurriness they see as a condition worth reporting.  Comprehensive eye exams are necessary for a correct diagnosis and to rule out other eye concerns.  

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Common childhood vision problems
How to know if you child needs glasses
 

If my child passed a vision screening at school does she still need an eye exam?

Yes, she still needs a comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist with the training and equipment to detect the full range of potential childhood vision issues. Vision screenings at school typically only test for nearsightedness and are not capable of identifying more serious eye conditions. One in four children may have a vision issue that could impair development and success at school. All children should undergo eye exams every one to two years started from the time they reach six months.

Learn more about the importance of regular eye exams for children