Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Kids’ Eye Exams: When to Have Them


When to Have Kids’ Eye Exams
At Baltimore Washington Eye Center we are often asked about the best time to have kids’ eyes screened, examined and evaluated for eye health and vision problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend that your child's eyes be screened for problems at birth, by 6 months of age, at 3 to 4 years of age, at 5 years of age, and every following year. Getting your child’s eyes checked and screened regularly is critical for finding any issues that should be diagnosed and treated early. In most instances it might not be necessary for your child to have an exam with an eye doctor as your pediatrician can do the initial screenings at the routine well child visits. However, for preemies, or if there is any family history of childhood eye problems, it’s probably a good idea to bring them in to see us, and we might recommend more frequent or more detailed exams based upon the results.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more or schedule a child’s eye exam, please contact Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Google+ or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice with office locations at 200 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061, 2391 Brandermill Blvd., Suite 200, Gambrills, Maryland 21061 and Turf Valley Town Center, 11089 Resort Road, Suite 206, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042, serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area.