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Children’s Eye Exams at Focus Eyecare Center in Washington

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Safeguard Your Child’s Eye Health & Vision With Regular Eye Exams

Children are constantly learning, both inside and outside the classroom, but undiagnosed or untreated vision problems could hamper their development and interfere with their ability to learn effectively.

Regular eye exams are critical for safeguarding your child’s eye health and vision. They allow your optometrist to ensure your child’s prescription is up to date and look for signs of vision or eye health problems.

To help safeguard your child’s vision and eye health, Focus Eyecare Center offers eye exams for children aged 6 and older.

Is your child due for an eye exam? Book their next appointment today.

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Childhood Vision Problems

Young children may not realize they are experiencing vision problems, and if they do, they aren’t always able to effectively communicate what’s wrong. That’s why it’s critical for parents and caregivers to keep an eye out for signs of trouble.

Untreated vision problems can affect your child’s ability to learn, so it’s vital that any issues be addressed promptly.

Your child may be experiencing vision problems if they:

  • Often tilt their head to one side or cover one eye
  • Complain of double vision
  • Complain of frequent headaches
  • Have trouble staying on task
  • Avoid detailed tasks
  • Avoid reading or other activities that depend on close vision
  • Need to use their finger to guide them while reading
  • Often lose their place while reading
  • Blink excessively
  • Squint frequently
  • Rub their eyes frequently
  • Have a misaligned eye

If you suspect that your child may be having problems with their vision, you should make an appointment with their optometrist as soon as possible.

AOA Children’s Eye Exam Schedule

The American Optometric Association (AOA) guidelines recommend that children have their first eye exam between the ages of 6 and 12 months old, and then undergo a second exam between the ages of 3 and 5.

Children should have their eyes examined at least once more before they begin kindergarten and should go for annual eye exams once they have begun school.

However, depending on your child’s unique vision and eye health needs, their optometrist may recommend they visit more frequently than the guidelines suggest.

For more information about our children’s eye exams, and why regular eye exams are critical, please speak to your child’s optometrist during their next appointment.

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We’re located in Northwest D.C. to care for all your eye health needs.

Our Address

1776 G Street NW, Suite 104
Washington, D.C 20006

Contact Information

Phone: (202) 298-6878
Fax: 202.347.7180

Hours of Operations

8:30am – 5:00pm
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8:30am – 5:00pm
8:30am – 5:00pm
8:30am – 5:00pm
8:30am – 12:00pm

*The office is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. No walk-ins are available on Saturdays. The office is only open for patients with appointments.*


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