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Some common vision tests are visual acuity tests, refraction, visual field tests, and colour vision tests.
These tests are used:
For this test, your child:
For very young children, the doctor will test vision in other ways. For example, the doctor may check to see how well your child's eyes can track a face or other object as it moves.
There is very little chance of having a problem from this test. If dilating drops are used for a vision test, they may make the eyes sting and cause a medicine taste in the mouth.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if your child is having problems. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your child's test results.
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Current as of: October 12, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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