Eye Exam Video. This is an oldie, but a goodie from the Sesame Street website. If you ignore the very outdated clothing and equipment, the exam featured in the video is very similar to what our experience have been. We have been going about once a month for the last year and a half. All visits include having Elliana “read” the letters or shapes, have her track, or follow an object and often have a light shown in her eyes. Only every once in a while do we have to have her look through the “machine.” We watched this video after our last visit and talked about how our visit was similar and how it was different, but you could also show your child before you go, so that they have some ideas about the activities that the PO may do. I also made sure to point out to Elly how calm and patient the little girl was and how important it is to be on your best behavior for the doctor. (our wait is often 1-2 hours and Elly is SO ready to go home by the time we see the PO)
I’d never seen that, it’s a great video. Though my eyes started to tear up when the doctor told the mother that her daughter needed glasses – just brought me back to getting the same news.
I think I’ll try having Zoe watch this before her next appointment in Dec. I know that Zoe really seems to be more relaxed in stressful situations when we’ve talked about what to expect.