Why choose Connecticut Children’s Opthalmology
Connecticut Children’s ophthalmology team provides comprehensive care for infants, children and teens with eye conditions and vision problems, from nearsightedness to retinopathy of prematurity. We also have two convenient onsite Optical Shops where our expert team can help your child find prescription and non-prescription eyewear that suit their needs and personal style.
Our Ophthalmology Expertise
Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists
Our team of board-certified pediatric ophthalmologists and optometrists are specially trained to care for the unique eye needs of children. We take time to answer your and your child’s questions and make sure you’re comfortable every step of the way.
A Convenient, High-Quality Service
Connecticut Children’s ophthalmology locations in Farmington and Glastonbury are home to our Optical Shops. We provide professional optical services for our ophthalmology and optometry patients — plus all the latest styles of eyewear at competitive prices.
Connecticut Children’s Urgent Care, Specialty Care & Primary Care Center – Farmington (599 Farmington Ave.)
599 Farmington Avenue
Connecticut Children's Specialty Care and Surgery Center – Farmington
505 Farmington Avenue
Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – South Hadley
84 Willimansett Street, Suite 3
South Hadley, MA01075
Connecticut Children’s Ophthalmology and Optical Shop – Glastonbury
131 New London Turnpike
What to Expect at Your Appointment
We hope to make your visit as smooth as possible while providing a full and thorough exam. Here’s what you can expect at your eye exam:
- An assistant will call you in shortly after check in.
- The assistant will perform an initial exam (20 minutes), which includes checking vision, muscle exam, pupil check, and any other necessary diagnostic testing.
- After the initial exam, your child’s pupils will be dilated. This is an important part of the exam as it allows for an in depth look at the back of the eye as well as an accurate assessment of vision for prescription glasses, if needed. Your child will experience sensitivity to light and blurred vision for an average of 4-6 hours after dilation. (Note: It is normal for this effect to last up to 24 hours, especially in lighter eyes.)
- You will be sent back to the waiting room while the drops take effect. Your child can watch a movie, color, or play while you wait.
- When you are called back by an assistant, the doctor will see you and complete your exam.
Note: This is a brief description of what you can expect but can change to ensure we are meeting your child’s needs. Your visit might be shorter or longer depending on any additional time or testing necessary to provide the best care for your child.