It is very important that children have periodic eye exams to make sure that there visual system is developing correctly. At The Retina Group of Washington, your child can receive a thorough Bethesda eye exam from one of our expert ophthalmologists.
At our vision practice, we specialize in treating both children and adults. The Retina Group of Washington has a long history of providing specialized eye care for children who have both common and rare eye diseases. When your child comes to see our ophthalmologist for a Bethesda eye exam, his or her eyes will be thoroughly reviewed to make sure that they are healthy, and that your child is seeing clearly. It is very important that children have periodic eye exams because if there is a problem with their vision, the sooner it is detected, the more likely it is that it can be completely treated. Even if your child has a vision screening at school, this will not be a good substitute for your child having a thorough kids eye exam at our vision practice. During a school vision screening, your child’s eyes will most likely be tested to make sure that your child can see clearly to the front of the room. However, this in no way will determine whether or not your child has any eye diseases. Also, many vision problems will go undetected. If your child is having trouble seeing clearly at school, do not be surprised if he or she never mentions it to you. And, if your child has had blurred vision for his or her entire life, they may not even recognize that there actually is a problem. At our eye exams, our ophthalmologist will not only check your child’s visual acuity, but screen your child’s eyes for many eye diseases and disorders. Strabismus and amblyopia are common eye disorders which exist in about 3% in the child population. The sooner they are diagnosed, the more likely they can be thoroughly treated, and fixed.
For an appointment to see our ophthalmologist for a Bethesda eye exam for your child, contact us today.