We may use specialized instruments, often worn on our head, to look into the back of your child's eye. The retinal blood vessels and the optic nerve, an extension of the brain, can be seen. Because this is an area where blood vessels and portions of the brain can be seen, it is very valuable in helping to diagnose many disorders that can affect the entire body.
Once the examination is complete, your child may be prescribed glasses. Treatment for any other problems may also be addressed. If your child received drops, he/she may experience blurry vision until their effect has resolved which can be anywhere from three to 24 hours. The duration of this effect is dependent on the type of drop used, the color of his/her eyes and the refractive power of their eyes.