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What to expect during a pediatric eye examination


Children do not have to be able to read letters to get an accurate measure of the eyes and visual system.

  • Infants and toddlers only have to look toward lined gratings or pictures to determine the clarity of their vision
  • Preschoolers match pictures or letters on a computerized chart
  • Stickers, finger puppets, flashlights and light up toys engage the child during the testing
  • A young child's visual perception is evaluated since these skills help little learners understand and retain early school lessons
  • The ability of the eyes to focus, team and track is evaluated for all school age children since these skills are vital for comfortable, successful vision at school
  • Most children watch a short video while the doctor determines the power of the eye and need for glasses
  • Most children will have eye drops to dilate the pupils to evalute the eye health and eye power