Wearing glsses for his first time

When Rick Moranis got his first glasses!

Suddenly See-more.

How do they test a baby's eye sight?

I remember hearing it is fully possible to use a machine to test eyesight automatically, it just isn't as accurate/reliable as the "which was clearer, A or B" method.

That look of pure joy at the end warms my heart.

Gifs that end way too early. I need to see more joy like that on a Monday morning.

We use an ocular photoscreen which checks for red reflex, eye alignment, astigmatism, near sighted or farsightedness and strength of vision. I've picked up quite a few legally blind babies this way. Kids who have just slightly bad vision hate glasses. Kids who are basically blind without them will cry if you try to take them off

My optician and ophthalmologist both had these machines for as long as I can remember.

This has pictures of how it looks: https://www.quora.com/Optometry-Why-do-autorefractors-at-the-optometrist-office-always-use-the-ho...

Every single gif of a baby getting glasses always follows the same timeline... first they are upset and squirmy and then their mind is blown for a second and then pure happiness.

Just before the look of joy you can almost see his heart rate going up while he processes everything he can now see. Then when he sees mommy all is right with the world.

Glasses seem to be upside down though..

My cousin was born with terrible vision. He had glasses from the age of about six months. His whole personality changed almost overnight from the moment they put glasses on him. Living in a hazy cloud of light and shadow makes you cranky. When you can see the world, everything begins to make sense and you become a much happier person.

That would be the Non-Contact Tonometer or NCT for measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) which helps detect glaucoma. The NCT and auto-refractor are usually side-by-side in the pretest room.

this

At a glance, was the longest I could find, hope this helps! :)

Edit: stupid space.

He's being serious

Perfect opportunity to say "besEYEd you" and you fucked it up. Nice work.

Stop making sense.

Would he have ever really known what his mother looked like? Or was he finally able to place a face to the voice? Mom probably just looked like a brownish area with points before.

Baby glasses allways do

But what about different scripts for each eye

Is that the machine that blows air at your eyes?

Stop flinching.

Open your eyes more.

You're flinching again.

Okay. Hold it right there.

Not good enough. Let's try again.

Stop flinching.

On another note, my most recent appointment the doctor got rid of the eye puffer. Now they have some new tech that blasts the eye with lasers or x-rays or something. There's a flash of green light that looks exactly like getting your eyeball xeroxed.

Da-Doo

As someone with a 10 week old baby boy, this made me unreasonably happy.

That's kids in general when it comes to anything new.

Standing besiiiiiddddeee you

Not a native English speaker here, can't tell if you're being serious

These days they can actually map your eyeball and determine the geometry issues pretty much instantly. That whole shtick with "which one looks better...THIS one...or THIS one?" is for your personal comfort.

I believe the machine they use for kids is a scaled down Auto-Refractor Keratometer.

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You should have given it back by now. You'll have to pay a fee otherwise.

Think they are made to they can be worn either way

Well, he is now.

Auto refractors are great to get into the ballpark and probably even enough to handle the simple prescriptions most of us have. However, the presentation of multiple prescriptions that seem so similar to each other is the optometrist’s compensation for something called accommodation: when you have no or an incorrect prescription in front of your eyes but you need it, your eye muscles subtly reshape your eye to make things clear as possible. The “one or two” process is designed to check and recheck prescriptions against long-acquired accommodation.

That kid looks like Danny devito

I think I'm going to be paying fees for QUITE some time.

Native English speaker here, can't tell if you're being serious.

Also cool was pressing your eye up against what looked and felt like a silicone breast :)

That was actually the optometrist and I've warned you not to come back.

Thank you. That warmed my heart on a very bad day.

This YouTube video explains the procedure

My son had glasses as a baby. The optometrist used tools to measure the retina and how light reflected from the eye. They used that to come up with a prescription. It’s called a retinoscopy

When you can see the world, everything begins to make sense and you become a much happier person.

  When you get older the opposite is true. Ignorance is bliss.

Like a doctor that’s a baby?

He’s being serious.

Retinoscopy is the correct answer. Machine testing is notoriously a horrible measurement method for children. It's a skill learned by eye doctors and perfected by optometrists or ophthalmologists who work with pediatrics or who rely on objective measurements more than subjective.

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You are intelligent, and you are witty.

This should get 1,000 upvotes and gold!

Can’t unsee

I hope you day turns around to become a very good day!

That is a retinal scanner. I had to pay extra for that last time I went, instead of getting my eyes dilated. They still did the puffer test, too.

Imagine not even knowing that you can't see well, and then suddenly being able to.

https://i.imgur.com/8uLUJ5j.jpg

Jesus

Non native non English speaker here. I can’t tell if anyone is being serious.

that sounds like a form of torture

Why is it considered to be a bad option for kids in particular?

I used the machine a few years back, cost more than having the opt use the lens carousel thingy. Best part was not having to dialate your irises with the drops. Also cool was pressing your eye up against what looked and felt like a silicone breast :).

fuck me sideways. ever since I became a father this sort of stuff makes me tear up everytime.

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When you upgrade your internet and can finally stream in 1080p

kids have trouble keeping still for the thing to bounce light off their eyes.

Sure; when he's held a lot closer.

He was born a month premature and they scanned his eyes frequently to make sure they were developed properly.

I think the main thing is his wonderful change of expression when he realizes what this annoying thing can do for him. He goes from “No! Don’t want!” to “Oh! Oh! I can SEE!”

That was adorable, but goddamn I can’t stand those videos with the blurry zoomed frame on the sides

I think I’d be cranky if I lost my sight

Happy cake day!!🍰

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Why though? Did his regular doctor suspect he had vision issues? I don't remember my babies being checked with any special equipment.

Retinoscopy. Machine testing is notoriously a horrible measurement method for children. It's a skill learned by eye doctors and perfected by optometrists or ophthalmologists who work with pediatrics or who rely on objective measurements more than subjective. The method involves observing the light reflecting off the retina with a series of lenses. Light behaves differently when in focus or out of focus.

Thank you reddit stranger! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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baby getting glasses

Damn, you're

You need a stable system. Kids don't look in the same place and they don't focus at the same distance. You can see this when doing skill based retinoscopy. A machine requires focus and attention of the patient being measured.

In the video the mom takes the glasses off and checks if they’re on the right way, they were.

Heartwarming