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We are pleased that you have chosen us as your pediatric eye specialists.  We will do everything we can to make each visit as pleasant as possible.

 

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Visit to Our Office

During an ophthalmic exam, the doctor will evaluate your child’s visual acuity, eye movement, eye alignment, and overall health of the eye.  Your child will also be screened and evaluated for amblyopia (“lazy eye”), strabismus (misaligned or “crossed” eyes), cataracts, glaucoma, retinal abnormalities, as well as other ocular and general medical conditions which might affect eyesight.

 

We try to make the exam fun for your child.  During much of the exam, younger children will be looking at age-appropriate toys. Games are played to obtain the cooperation of young children. 

 

A comprehensive eye examination takes time, so plan to spend at least one and a half hours in our office.

 

For most initial eye examinations, your child’s eyes will be dilated with eye drops.  This allows the ophthalmologist or optometrist to examine vital structures of your child’s eyes including the optic nerve and retina.  Dilation will make the pupils look larger than normal.  Some children may have difficulty reading and be light-sensitive for up to 24 hours, but the major effect of the drops is gone in approximately 6 to 8 hours.  On a bright day, your child may be sensitive to sunlight, so you may wish to bring sunglasses if your child has them and/or limit the time spent outside.  You may need to help your school-age child with homework and other near work as the eyesight may still be blurry for several hours.

 

What to Bring with You to Your Child’s Appointment

  • Any glasses or contact lenses that your child wears.

  • If your child has seen other eye doctors for an ongoing problem, it can be helpful to have a copy of the records.  It is usually best for you to call and request that the records be sent to us BEFORE your child's appointment. If not, please bring those records with you to the appointment.

  • Your insurance card, co-payment, and referral or authorization number (if required), if you plan on using insurance with which we participate.

 

As a courtesy to our other patients, please call us to reschedule your appointment if your child has a cold, fever, chicken pox, or other contagious diseases. If you must cancel your appointment for any other reason, please give us at least 48 hours notice so that we can accommodate patients who have been waiting for their appointments.

 

We look forward to seeing you in our office.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call.