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Family Eye Care Rockville – The Importance of Eye Exams

It is important to have regular eye examinations, regardless of age, visual ability or physical health. Your doctor will determine the prescription, which gives you the clearest and most comfortable vision. They will also assess how your eyes work together and evaluate your eye health, which will give insight into your overall health.

Who Should Have Their Eyes Examined

Eye exams are a vital part of health maintenance for everyone. Adults should have their eyes examined annually to keep their prescriptions current and to monitor for early signs of eye disease. Children as well as infants should be evaluated closely to ensure proper visual development. Vision is closely linked to the learning process. Many children will not complain of vision problems simply because they do not know what “normal” vision looks like. If your child performs poorly in school, complains of headaches or struggles with homework, it is important to have their vision evaluated. Regular eye examinations are important for seeing more clearly, learning more easily and preserving your vision and visual health for life.

Eye Exams for Children

While vision screenings at school and the pediatrician’s office are important, they are not a substitute for comprehensive eye examinations by a licensed eye doctor. Thorough eye and visual health examinations are important for ensuring proper development. We use a variety of testing methods for children that do not require verbal feedback, ensuring the accuracy of our evaluation.

Your Infants Visual Development

Yes, even infants should have their eyes examined by an eye doctor. We are a proud provider for InfantSEE and also advise your child’s first eye exam be during the first year of life. We recommend that you visit InfantSEE on the web to learn more about the importance of early eye care.