Dr. N. Gregory Richardson, Optometrist

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Children grow so fast, and their eyes do too.  That rapid growth may cause vision changes.  When kids have to strain to read, they don't enjoy it and their schoolwork suffers. 

bulletFirst eye exam:  According to the American Optometric Association, Infants should have their first eye exam at 6 months of age. Certain conditions that require attention can be detected early, such as crossed eyes or lazy eye.
bulletPreschool children should have a children's eye exam by the age of three, then another exam before entering school. Your child will be fine-tuning his visual system during the preschool years, ages three to six. During this stage of life it is important to detect vision problems that may delay development if not corrected.
bulletSchool-Age Children: If a child requires glasses or contact lenses, an exam should be scheduled every 12 months. 
bulletChildren with no apparent visual problems can experience vision changes without you or your child noticing them. Therefore, your child should receive an eye examination at least once every two years.


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Dr. Richardson loves kids and helps them feel relaxed and happy.  He wants the eye exam to be fun. 

He will check for lazy eye or crossed eyes, and will test to see if your child needs glasses

We'll check with your insurance to see what they will cover.

Come in and check out our great
kid's frames.

We have a large collection of nice children's frames, including some that are almost indestructible!  All our frames come with a 1 year warranty against breakage.


If you have VSP Elements insurance, we do the exam AND have the Otis and Piper frames.


We do both the exam AND frames for Medicaid patients.



Dr. Richardson
475 Yellowstone, "G"
Pocatello ID 83201
(208) 233-1551