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Recommended eye exams frequency for pediatric patients and adults.

At Eyeland and Luxoptics are passionate about everything concerning your eyes. First and foremost, the health of your eyes: your vision. Our eye doctors (optometrists) stay on top of newest research through continuous education and practice. At Eyeland and Luxoptics eye doctors (optometrists) listen to their patients and address their needs and concerns. Sincere dedication to answering questions and individual care is appreciated by our patients. Our patients return year after year because of their faith in the professional service and the quality of our product. A primary goal of Eyeland and Luxoptics is to help you to achieve your best vision possible. Eyeland and Luxoptics specialize in the comprehensive eye examinations, contact lenses, emergency eye care, ocular disease treatment and management as well as glasses.

Here is what American Optometric Association recommends on frequency of eye exams for pediatric patients and adults.

Recommended Eye Examination Frequency for Pediatric Patients and Adults

Recommended Examination Frequency For the Pediatric Patient

Patient Age

Examination Interval

Asymptomatic/Risk Free

At Risk

Birth to 24 Months

At 6 months of age

By 6 months of age or as recommended

2 to 5 years

At 3 years of age

At 3 years of age or as recommended

6 to 18 years

Before first grade and every two years thereafter

Annually or as recommended


Children considered to be at risk for the development of eye and vision problems may need additional testing or more frequent re-evaluation. Factors placing an infant, toddler, or child at significant risk for visual impairment include:

· Prematurity, low birth weight, oxygen at birth, grade III or IV intraventricular hemorrhage

· Family history of retinoblastoma, congenital cataracts, or metabolic or genetic disease

· Infection of mother during pregnancy (e.g., rubella, toxoplasmosis, venereal disease, herpes, cytomegalovirus, or AIDS)

· Difficult or assisted labor, which may be associated with fetal distress or low Apgar scores

· High refractive error

· Strabismus

· Anisometropia

· Known or suspected central nervous system dysfunction evidenced by developmental delay, cerebral palsy, dysmorphic features, seizures, or hydrocephalus

Recommended Examination Frequency For the Adult Patient

Patient Age

Examination Interval

Asymptomatic/Risk Free

At Risk

18 to 60 years

Every two years

Every one to two years or as recommended

61 and older

Annually

Annually or as recommended

Patients at risk include those:

· with diabetes, hypertension, or a family history of ocular disease (e.g., glaucoma, macular degeneration)

· working in occupations that are highly demanding visually or eye hazardous

· taking prescription or nonprescription drugs with ocular side effects

· wearing contact lenses

· who have had eye surgery

· with other health concerns or conditions.

https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/comprehensive-eye-and-vision-examination/recommended-examination-frequency-for-pediatric-patients-and-adults

Eyeland and Luxoptics have tree convenient locations

at Rockville, Aspen Hill, and Chevy Chase. Our eye doctors and opticians would

love to care for your and your family’s eyecare needs. Please call our offices to schedule your eye exam appointment.

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Rockville | 301-770-7084

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Aspen Hill (Silver Spring) | 301-871-6454

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10:00 am-6:30 pm

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10:00 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Chevy Chase | 301-986-6999

Monday:

10:00 am-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-6:30 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am-6:30 pm

Thursday:

10:00 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed