Assessment of visual awareness for infants and toddlers may include tests to assess that the infant can fix his eyes on and follow an object. Using her hands, a light, or a toy, the optometrist catches the baby’s attention and observes how the baby follows the movements of the object.
The optometrist will examine the baby’s eye structure as well as eyelids, tear ducts, and other parts of the eye.
Pupil function will be checked, and a hand-held biomicroscope may be used for evaluation of the front of the eye. A test to assess visual field will be completed and an examination of the inner eye through a dilated pupil will be done. An ideal time for evaluation of the posterior segment is when the infant is in a calm, relaxed, condition (i.e., being bottle fed or sound asleep).
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