Eye Exams

Doctor performing a pediatric eye exam on a young girl

Eye exams may have their place in your family’s vision health, but only a pediatric ophthalmologist is trained to treat children, and provide thorough pediatric eye exams. At Nemours, we focus on children and know how to ease a child’s fears and can help those with a developmental disorder (e.g., autism) through pediatric eye exams for the best possible diagnostic result.

 
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When Should Your Child Have a First Eye Exam?

Nemours' pediatric ophthalmologists encourage early screenings by your child’s primary care doctor at the newborn visit and at all well child visits.

In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) all recommend that your child's eyes be examined at timely intervals.

Why? Because pediatric eye exams result in early detection and treatment of eye disorders leading to more successful treatment outcomes and protecting your child's vision.

How Can We Tell What Your Child Sees?

Many parents wonder: How do you check vision in kids during pediatric eye exams who are too young to recognize the letters on the chart — or talk?

Nemours pediatric ophthalmologists often perform comprehensive pediatric eye exams on very young children and infants.

Our pediatric eye specialists use accurate picture eye charts and child-specific techniques, such as Teller Acuity Cards, which test an infant or young child's visual perception without requiring knowledge of letters or even a verbal response.

We can evaluate a child’s vision for alignment, eye movements, and structure. Pediatric eye exams also include retinoscopy and autorefraction, which are tests that can objectively measure the refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism).

Bryn Mawr

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion
825 Old Lancaster Road, Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (610) 542-3300

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Parking: Valet parking at entrance. Garage parking with convenient skywalk to our suite.

 
What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
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Resources for Patients & Families

Enjoy convenient access to Nemours’ pediatric ophthalmologists at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr. Here, you and your child will receive the kind of warm, family-centered care for which Nemours is known. Our eye care team will take the time to explain each step of the pediatric eye exam process to you and your child (e.g., how eye drops work and feel) and do all they can to help you and your child feel comfortable.

 
Diagnostic Pediatric Eye Exams at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr
Pediatric Eye Exams Using Equipment Just for Kids

Using the latest diagnostic techniques and equipment adapted just for children, we provide comprehensive in-office pediatric eye exams. One technology that we may use is called, “ocular ultrasonography.” This is an ultrasound that produces a 2-D image of the eye and its surrounding tissues. It can show any growths or other structural abnormalities. If a more in-depth study is needed, we may order a CT scan or MRI.

Specialized Training in Pediatric Ophthalmology

Our Nemours pediatric ophthalmologists have completed a residency in pediatric ophthalmology and are trained specifically in pediatric eye problems. At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, we perform comprehensive eye examinations and testing to diagnose and treat infant, childhood and adolescent eye disorders. And, if needed, we have the skill and experience to perform pediatric eye surgery.