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Get excellent eye
care
for your kids

Children's eye doctor in Chesapeake, Virginia

Improve academic performance

Increase your
child's confidence

See the world
more clearly

Improve academic performance

Increase your
child's confidence

See the world
more clearly

Is poor vision holding your child back?

Children who struggle with vision problems often lose confidence in their ability to perform well in school, sports, and life. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

At Navigation Eye Care, we help detect vision problems early with our kid-friendly eye exams so your child gets the eye care they need to thrive. 

We can help

A bright future begins with healthy eyes

Eye Exams

The first several years of a child's life are crucial for developing strong visual skills. An annual eye exam helps ensure your child is developing the visual skills necessary for school, sports, and life.

Contacts & Glasses

Introducing glasses or contacts can be a big change for children. That's why we help your child choose eyewear they feel confident in and make sure everything fits just right.

Specialized Treatments

Sometimes developing eyes need a little extra help along the way. Instead of being referred from doctor to doctor, get dry eye therapy, myopia control, and vision therapy right at our office.

As a mom, I’m always looking for ways to help my kiddos reach their fullest potential. And I know you do the same.

Unfortunately, I’ve seen way too many children struggle in school and other parts of their lives because they didn’t have the vision they needed. I wish this wasn’t the case.

Over the past 7 years as a pediatric eye doctor, I’ve helped thousands of children improve their vision and increase their confidence. And I’d love to do the same for your child.

Schedule an appointment today and let’s set your child up to thrive.

Dr. Amber Teten

Optometrist

Testimonials

Here's what
others are saying

After trying other eye doctors, I went to Dr. Teten and she noticed something about my eyes that no one had ever mentioned before. She immediately earned my trust. I highly recommend Dr. Teten.

Beth A.

Norfolk

At previous eye exams, the doctors seemed rushed and I just felt like another number. After seeing Dr. Teton, I was blown away by her kindness and compassion. She takes the time to answer my questions and makes me feel valued.

Sharon M.

Chesapeake

I love how Dr. Teten takes her time, listens to her patients, and is genuine. I will follow her anywhere because she's the best. My eyes are in good hands with her and I trust her to take care of my sight.

Sharon P.

Virginia Beach

Frequently Asked
Questions

Our goal is to meet each child where they are in terms of development.

We work to minimize the stress we know parents can feel when taking their child to the eye doctor, while also making sure we thoroughly examine your child’s eyes.

We get it – doctors can seem scary to kids at first. In these cases, we recommend bringing your child’s favorite stuffed animal to the appointment.

Children are often apprehensive of new adventures at a doctor’s office, so we show your child each step of the exam on his/her stuffed animal first. This helps them know what to expect and calm their nerves.

No worries! We can check vision with pictures, numbers, matching games, or even happy faces. A child’s vision can be assessed in multiple ways.

No worries at all – we’ve all been there before.

It’s amazing how much Dr. Teten can gather simply by observing your child wiggle, walk, talk, or play.

Infant and child eye exams are similar to adult eye exams, but much more fun!

Dr. Teten examines the same parts she does for adults: eye health, eye tracking, eye alignment, eye focusing, eye teaming, visual development, and the need for corrective lenses.

The equipment used is a lot more child friendly and engaging.

A child’s first eye exam should take place by their first birthday.

Eye conditions that are detected early usually result in more favorable treatment outcomes, as vision development also guides motor development.

Delays in visual development have the ability to impact or hinder motor and speech development.

We are located on the first floor of the new office building off Cedar Road in Chesapeake.

The office building is located between the Oman Funeral Home and the Goddard School.

Our address is 649 Cedar Road, Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA 23322.

You can expect to spend 45-60 minutes from the time you check in until you leave the office. A typical eye exam takes between 15-20 minutes.

Depending on what Dr. Teten  identifies during the exam, you may be asked to come back for a follow up appointment to discuss more in-depth what was discovered during your exam.

This allows us to respect the appointment times for other patients and ensures you get our undivided attention to answer any questions or concerns you may have. 

We accept several insurance providers for both medical and vision.

We accept the following vision insurances: Davis, Eyemed, Spectera, Superior, VSP

We accept the following medical insurances: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicare, Optima, Tricare, UnitedHealthcare

Absolutely! Both new patients and existing patients are welcome to take advantage of our online appointment scheduler.

Prefer to call our office? We’re happy to help! Give us a call at (757) 529-6889.

Yes! We have several different styles of glasses for kids, men, and women to try.

Even if you find the perfect frame style but the color just isn’t working for you, our friendly optician will be more than happy to check the availability of other frame colors for you.

If you prefer contacts, we’ll set you up with lenses that are right for you and give you a link to purchase your contacts online so they can be shipped right to your front door.

You can also choose to receive reminders so you never run out of contacts.

Absolutely! We’re here to meet the eye care needs of your entire family.

No need to make a referral – simply schedule an appointment online and we’ll look forward to seeing you. 

Whether you need an updated annual eye exam, school screening, emergency visit, contacts, or glasses, we’re here to meet the eye care needs of your entire family.

We also specialize in dry eye therapy, myopia control, and vision therapy for both children and adults.

We look forward to seeing you soon!