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As far as the tests go they really aren't bad at all. One is called a Field of Vision test - Your son will be sitting with his head on a chin rest and will push a clicker everytime he sees a light. It is not that uncomfortable and doesn't take much time. They will do one eye at a time.

The other "tests", unless they already did them are what I call the color book test and the eyes get dialated so the doctor can see through them. The color book test is a book with colored dots in 2 colors and you have to tell which number you see on each page. That is done one eye at a time.

If they are dilating his eyes then don't schedule any outside activities for him after the appointment. Everyone is different but I had times before when it took 8 hours for my pupils to return to normal. I couldn't read, watch tv or really do anything other than listen to music or nap. Make sure to bring a pair of sunglasses for him to wear on the ride home.

Hope this helps,
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