Let your child know, ahead of the appointment time, that they will be having their eyes examined. Inform them that the doctor will have them look at different pictures and they may be wearing ‘silly’ glasses during the various tests. Let them know that this type of doctor uses special lights to look at their eyes and that seeing an eye doctor does not mean that they are necessarily getting glasses.
If two children are being checked, it is great for the older sibling, to go first. We will always try our best to make their first eye examination a happy experience!