|Kids Eye Exam
What To Expect
What to Expect During an Eye ExamYour eye doctor will ask questions about your vision and overall health. Visual Acuity is then checked by reading a standard eye chart. A numeric value is assigned for each eye, such as 20/20 vision for excellent vision, or 20/40 for poorer vision. The larger the bottom numbers of the fraction, the worse the vision.
The Doctor will then put eye drops in the eyes to dilate, or open the pupils. Once dilated, he/she will look into each eye with an ophthalmoscope, an instrument through which the eyes' internal structures and health are evaluated.
The surface of the cornea, the outermost portion of the front of the eye, is then examined. A Glaucoma test may be given which measures the pressure inside the eyeball. Glaucoma is a disease of the eye where increased pressure inside the eyeball causes damage and results in a gradual loss of vision.
You may also be given tests to determine color patterns and depth perception. Ask your healthcare provider which tests are right for you. Be sure to discuss all concerns and questions.