Paediatric Primary Care Eye Team
We assess children’s eyes for:
- amblyopia or lazy eye
- squint or turn in the eye
- needing glasses
Visits to the Primary Care Eye Clinic in Dublin South East are by appointment only.
Please do not attend your appointment if you or your child has symptoms of COVID-19.
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Your child’s first visit to the eye clinic can take over 1 hour. They may see one or two clinicians on the day of the appointment.
They will have their vision checked. We will use lights and lenses to assess if your child needs glasses. If they wear glasses please bring them to the appointment.
Most children will need to have their pupils dilated with a drop into both eyes. This feels like water into the eye and causes minimal discomfort. It will take 30 minutes for the drops to work.
Dilating drops can make the vision blurred and the eyes sensitive to light. Most children tolerate it well. The drops can last anywhere from 12 hours to 24 hours.
Primary Care Eye Team
Churchtown Primary Care Centre
Nutgrove Retail Park
Phone: 01 4916469
Phone: 087 7124401