Enlarging the pupil (dark part of the eye) with special eye drops to allow eye doctors to examine the inside of the eye and make a more accurate diagnosis. After having pupils dilated, children may have light sensitivity and blurry vision for a brief period. Sunglasses can help with the light sensitivity. Children can return to school after having their eyes dilated, but the teacher should be notified of the blurred vision side effect.

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