The Pediatric Eye Examination

  • Lauren YeagerEmail author


The physician must take a unique approach to the pediatric eye examination, as children are not simply small adults and vision issues they face vary with age. The adept examiner utilizes a distinct skillset to evaluate children and understands the importance of tailoring the examination to each age group and each individual child. With proper tools, the pediatric examination can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience that provides information that may be critical in ensuring the development of normal, binocular vision.


Pediatric eye examination Eye exam in children Red reflexes in pediatric examination Visual acuity testing in preverbal children Ductions and versions exam in children 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyEdward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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