Pediatric examinations are much like adult eye exams. The optometrist will ask about your child’s general health, birth history, and other health conditions.  Next, they will test how well the eyes line up, move together and see objects at different distances.

In some cases, the optometrist may place eye drops in your child’s eyes to dilate the pupils, after about 30 minutes, the doctor will further check for vision problems, refractive errors (nearsighted/farsighted/astigmatism).  The health of the eyes will also be examined.  If any problems, or other eye conditions are observed, treatment and management can then be discussed.

We start seeing children for their first exam as early as 6 months old.  Children are recommended to have their eyes checked once per year and are fully covered by MB Health until the age of 19.