Dr. Marcia Hutcheon is an eye physician and surgeon. She examines children of all ages. This includes eye examinations for prescribing glasses, contact lenses and the treatment of pediatric ophthalmic disease. A large segment of her patient population has strabismus (misaligned eyes). Strabismus is fairly common in adults as well as children, and she performs strabismus surgery on both children and adults.
Careful Attention to Detail
Our goal is to examine and treat your child’s eyes with careful attention to detail and to help you understand the results of the examination. Most pediatric eye problems can be handled by the Pediatric Ophthalmologist alone. Some children present with eye conditions that require the advice of other medical or surgical specialists. We will coordinate this care through your pediatrician and the other specialists.
Please download, print, complete, and brings these forms for your office visit.
This section is to advise you on how my practice will go forward at this stage of the Covid pandemic. Thanks to Operation Warp Speed and peoples' willingness to get vaccinated, I have been able to reopen my practice albeit on a smaller scale. Many thanks to all of you who have worked with me to get eye care for your children. My heart goes out to those who suffered loss of family and friends during this sad time.
As Covid is still out there and mutating, we are taking precautions to keep patients, their families, and my staff safe. To keep an empty waiting room there are fewer slots to schedule appointments, so please be patient with us as we try to schedule everyone.To minimize your time in the waiting room on arrival, there are 2 forms we ask you to download and fill out at home on the day of your visit. You will find the forms on this website under Office Policies/Forms. Please hand carry the forms to the office. If your child is dilated, we will advise you on the best time to return for the second part of the exam so that you do not have to hang out in the waiting room. Please note that the normal length of time from start to finish for a dilated exam is at least 2 hours.
Masks are still required in health care facilities. All patients over 2 years of age must wear a mask. Only the patient and one parent or guardian is to enter the outer waiting room. Patients under 18 years of age will be seen with only one adult in the exam room. No siblings or other relatives will be allowed into the examination room. Patients over 18 years of age may be asked to come back alone.Please do not under any circumstance bring your child to the office if he or she is sick. We understand and accept last minute cancellations. We will turn you away on arrival if your child has symptoms of fever, cough, runny nose, watery eyes, nausea or fatigue. There is no financial penalty for canceled appointments, and we will gladly reschedule you in a timely fashion.
We are here for you and reachable for questions, prescriptions, contact lenses and records. Please call the office (301) 977-0167 and leave a voice mail at any time. If your call is not returned in a timely fashion, use the office email on the web page to communicate with us.