If you receive a referral from your child’s vision screening to take your child to an eye doctor for an eye examination, follow-up with an eye doctor.
Depending on the type of eye doctors in your community or near where you live, Take your child to see an eye doctor trained and experienced in treating young children.
Schedule an appointment for an eye examination, take your child to the eye examination, and follow the eye doctor’s treatment plan.
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If you receive a referral for an eye examination because your child did not pass a vision screening, schedule an eye examination, take your child to the eye doctor’s office for the eye examination, and follow the eye doctor’s suggestions.
Visit Your Child’s Sight – Taking Your Child to the Eye Doctor on the Prevent Blindness website.
Review these two videos that show what will happen during your child’s eye exam:
What to Expect at the Pediatric Ophthalmologist. Video from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7UCn6npC20&feature=youtu.be
Your Child’s Eye Exam – Dr. Tracey Strombeck. Video from Prevent Blindness Wisconsin – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebzOAI9mjug
If dollars are tight and your budget does not have extra money for follow-up care with an eye doctor, financial resources are available to help you cover the cost of an eye exam and eyeglasses. Visit this Prevent Blindness link: Vision Care Financial Assistance Information.