Pediatric Eye Exams in Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, MD
Your child deserves only the best care – and at Washington Eye Doctors, we’re your local, family-friendly home of personalized pediatric eye exams. Our optometrists are here to set your little one up for a lifetime of healthy eyes and clear vision.
What is a Pediatric Eye Exam?
Pediatric eye exams are an essential part of your child’s routine care: they do far more than simply update your child’s vision prescription. Our pediatric optometrists check for age-specific conditions, proper growth and development, and more. We make sure to use child-friendly technology so your little one is comfortable throughout the process. Even young toddlers can benefit from pediatric eye care with us – we’re happy to see children as young as three years old!
Why Are Routine Eye Exams Important for Children?
Your child’s eyes are growing and changing at a rapid pace — and annual pediatric eye exams are the best way to make sure they’re healthy and seeing clearly. These establish a baseline for us to monitor their future eye health, and react quickly to any concerns. We also use exams to check for age-related conditions like myopia, amblyopia, and strabismus which may cause trouble learning at school – sight is essential to proper growth, development, and learning at this crucial time!
Treatments for Children’s Eyes
In the age of increased screen usage, it’s no surprise that more and more children develop dry eye and myopia (nearsightedness). We have myopia management that not only slows the progression of nearsightedness for a lifetime of better vision, it also protects against future eye diseases. And if your child has dry eye that scratches, itches, and makes their life more difficult, we have solutions that treat the root cause for both immediate and long-lasting relief.
When you bring your child to our office, you’ll love what we have in store: we carry expressive frames your kids will love to wear, which also keep their vision clear and can stand up to your child’s busy, bumpy days. Of course, we know that kids can play rough, which is why we’re always proud to let you know about our one-year warranty – we’ll cover any manufacturer defects, scratches, or other issues for 12 months after purchase!
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Why Choose Washington Eye Doctors for Your Child?
Locally Owned Business
We’re proud to be an independent, locally-owned practice. As parents ourselves, we understand just how important your child’s eye health is for their growth and development. We have experience working with children of all ages — including our own — and we value nothing more than ensuring that our pediatric patients are well-cared for and healthy.
We provide pediatric eye exams with your child’s comfort in mind. Our team uses child-friendly technology to streamline the entire process keeping your child comfortable even in a new, unfamiliar environment as we screen for age specific diseases common in kids. And of course, we’ll walk you through test results and make sure you always know what’s going on with your child’s eyes.
We love learning about our patients and what’s going on in their world to provide the most personalized care and solutions. We don’t waste any time getting to know you, your child, and your lifestyles. You can count on us to provide a thorough and efficient exam, and to recommend treatments and solutions that are best suited to your child’s needs.