Hayden Optometric Inc.
94 N Main St Mansfield MA 02048 +1 508-339-3952
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(508) 406-9342

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Mansfield, MA


Children’s Eye Exams

Eye exams with an optometrist should be a normal part of any child’s medical schedule, along with their general check-ups and trips to the dentist. Hayden Optometric Inc. offers eye examinations for children of all ages.

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Many parents don’t think eye exams are necessary until their child starts learning to read.

The truth is, vision plays a significant role in the way we learn almost everything. Eyesight impacts the way we learn to walk and talk. Plus, 80% of what a child learns in school is visual. In order to keep up with developmental milestones and educational standards, a child needs healthy vision.

When Should My Child Have an Eye Exam?

According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the average child needs to have their first eye exam between the ages of 6 and 9 months. Your child should also have at least one eye exam between the ages of 2 and 5 years of age.

Once your child starts attending school, they’ll need to have their eyes examined annually.

It’s important to note that this exam schedule is a general guideline for low-risk children. Your optometrist is familiar with your child’s eyes, and therefore, is better equipped to recommend the right exam schedule for your child. You should always follow your optometrist’s recommendations.

Childhood Myopia Usually Gets Worse With Age

Myopia (or nearsightedness) is becoming increasingly common in kids. What’s more, this condition is infamous for getting worse and worse. Without intervention, your child may have to rely on a heavy correction to see properly by the time they reach adulthood.

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Myopia Control Could Save Your Child From a Heavy Prescription

Myopia control is a special treatment that uses a variety of methods to relieve the eye strain that may be associated with myopia progression. Some methods have proven incredibly successful at; reducing myopia progression by up to 50%.

Hayden Optometric Inc. is pleased to offer myopia control services to our pediatric patients.

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Discover everything our practice has to offer in person at our Main Street location.


94 N Main St
Mansfield, MA 02048

Contact Information

Phone: 508-339-3952
Fax: +1 (508) 339-6907
  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:30am - 11:30am
  • Sunday: Closed
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Why Choose Hayden Optometric?

Our Brands

Our Brands

Your eyes are unique, and so is your sense of style, which is why selecting your frames and lenses is a very personal choice. Your frames should fit your sense of style, and your lenses should suit your vision needs. Hayden Optometric Inc. is proud to offer a wide variety of brands so that we can help you find the frames and lenses that best suit your needs and style.

We're Revolutionizing Eye Care

We're Revolutionizing Eye Care

Hayden Optometric wants to be a thought leader in the eye health industry. We are always dedicated to making life better for our patients. In fact, our own Dr. Joel Hayden has leveraged his knowledge as an optometrist and nutritionist to develop his own line of eye wipes and fish oil to bolster your eye health.



Dr. Hayden is also the founder of HALT Myopia; the Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy System. Designed for nearsighted kids, HALT Myopia has been called “LASIK for kids,” only without lasers, scalpels, pain, recovery, or risk of overcorrection.

Read more about HALT and other methods of myopia control.

The Future of Eye Health Technology

The Future of Eye Health Technology

We really value innovation. That’s why we rely on some of the most advanced technology available to help us examine, diagnose, and treat all of our patients. When you choose Hayden Optometric, you know you’re getting some of the most state-of-the-art equipment the industry has to offer.