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What to expect
New patients will undergo a vision test and evaluation of eye alignment and eye health. This test will include drops to dilate the pupils.
Your child will see one or more of our clinic staff members including: two full-time pediatric ophthalmologists, one part-time optometrist, two certified clinical orthoptists and one certified ophthalmic technician. Your child’s primary doctor might also be involved in the visit.
Because of our commitment to medical education, your child might also see a resident specializing in ophthalmology.
Eye health information
As you prepare for your child’s visit or ongoing care, Children’s offers the following resources regarding common eye conditions and concerns. The following information sheets offer in-depth information on issues ranging from routine eye-care to dealing with eye trauma.
- Anatomy of the eye
- Normal vision
- Eye care specialists
- Eye glasses and contact lenses
- Visual screenings and eye examinations
- Eye disorders
- Eye trauma
- First-aid for the eyes
Online eye resources
The following professional organizations offer helpful references and detailed information related to pediatric vision conditions. The links below will take you to their websites, which offer condition information, prevention and treatment discussions, and other patient resources.
- American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF)
- National Association for the Visually Handicapped
- National Eye Institute (NIH)
- Prevent Blindness America