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What's the Deal with Dilating Eye Drops?

Updated: May 1

During a child's eye exam, a doctor may order some dilating eye drops. These drops are commonly used throughout the field of pediatric ophthalmology, are very safe, and are even used on newborns during their eye exams.

Good technicians are, by nature, skilled at getting those eye drops in efficiently, but may need help from the parent with holding the child steady. The drops are only felt for a few moments and the child will recover quickly.

The drops allow specialists to tell if the child has a problem with their eyesight, or their eye health. It is a very crucial step in making sure that the child gets the very best care for their vision.

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