Pediatric Eye Exams at Eyeland Eye Care in Chevy Chase, Rockville, and Aspen Hill
Eyeland Eye Care Centers, serving Chevy Chase, Rockville, Aspen Hill, and the surrounding MD and DC areas, offer vision services to children. We know the conditions that affect children the most and how to calm children so they feel content in our office. We pride ourselves in providing education to parents during the entire visit.
Types of Pediatric Eye Exams We Offer
We offer a comprehensive level of care to our pediatric patients and to all members of the family, and we ensure that every member of your family has healthy eyes and an optimal level of vision. For our pediatric patients, we offer a vision screen that tests their visual acuity. Typically, children who have vision programs experience issues seeing far away, although it's possible for a child to experience problems seeing objects close up.
Children may have a lazy eye, even if you can't visibly see the eye not functioning properly. That's why our optometrist checks your child's eyes to ensure they work together properly. Your child could have an eye that turns one way and doesn't focus properly.
If your child reaches the age where he or she is ready for contacts, we're able to size your child for contacts and help him or her learn to take care of them properly.
What Happens During Our Pediatric Exam
At a pediatric exam, our optometrist begins by getting your child comfortable talking to him or her. Then, our optometrist will ask your child to focus on objects to make sure the eyes work together. The optometrist makes sure your child's pupils contract and expand properly by shining a light into your kid's eyes. Our optometrist will ask your child to read a series of letters to evaluate his or her visual acuity. We adjust the exam if your child is too young to read letters. We look into your child's eyes using a special device to ensure there are no issues inside of his or her eye.
If your child wants contacts, we have him or her look into a special device that sizes him or her for contacts. Then, we discuss proper care and ensure your child is able to put the contacts in properly.
Contact any of our Eyeland Eye Care Locations Today
Keep your child's eyes healthy for years to come by contacting Eyeland Eye Care Centers at one of the following locations:
Chevy Chase: 301-986-6999
Silver Spring: 301-871-6454