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The four most 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 call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
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Current as of: August 31, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
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