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Old 02-01-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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DH took 9 y.o. daughter for routine eye exam and she had a complete meltdown when they tried to put dilation drops in her eyes. So they ended up doing it without and everything was perfect. Other 9 y.o. daughter went to same doc just a few weeks prior and nobody said a word about dilation drops. I'm confused.

Does your eye doctor try to dilate your kids' eyes for a routine eye exam?
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Yes.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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Simple trick for eye drops - have her lie on her back, with eyes closed. Put a drop in each corner of her (closed) eyes, closest to her nose. Then, while she's still laying down , tell her to open her eyes without moving her head. The drop(s) will roll right in .
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Simple trick for eye drops - have her lie on her back, with eyes closed. Put a drop in each corner of her (closed) eyes, closest to her nose. Then, while she's still laying down , tell her to open her eyes without moving her head. The drop(s) will roll right in .
sounds like a great idea. wonder why doc doesn't do this? thanks so much. we'll try this next time.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Daughter went to the eye Dr. last month and is 9 years old. This was the first time they dialated here eyes.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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Maybe you need a different eye doctor...one that specializes in working with children...this is a speciality...if your daughter will be needing more eye exams, call around.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My 9 year old just went, and they did not dialate her eyes.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I took my oldest last year, she was 8. They did not dialate her eyes then, but said at her next visit, they will.

I remember hating going to the eye dr. As a child!
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: BK All Day
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I remember having my eye dilated at that age.

My mom works at an eye doctors office and she said they usually do it.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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Some eye doctors will want to do it every year. We only agree to the dilation every third visit or so, unless there has been a marked change in vision.
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