– Hi, everybody. We are so excited. This is a very special eye exam. We’re finally getting AJ
back to see Dr. Kirschbaum seven years after his
seven-month old eye exam. So, you excited to go
see Dr. Kirschbaum again? How old are you now? – Six. – And how are you gonna be in two weeks? – Seven! – And what grade are you in now? – First grade. – Okay, let’s go. (pleasant music) – [AJ] Hi Dr. Kirschbaum. – Hi AJ, welcome back. Hi Jill, nice to see you. I’m so glad you’re here!
– (laughs) – Come on in, AJ. This is a really cool instrument in that it measures how
powerful your eyes are, and you don’t have to do anything but just look at that cool
picture down at the end. Do you see that? This is gonna measure
how strong your eyes are, and that gives us a place
to start in the exam room. – I can see myself. – You see yourself? Big eyes. But you know, when school starts, it’s really important to
have your eyes checked because when we learn, we
use our eyes a lot, don’t we? So you’re gonna be reading a lot– – I remember those.
– You remember that? That’s like a big pair of
glasses, it’s pretty cool. We’ll get to do that today! – Yay!
– You excited? It’s all fun stuff, huh? This is a microscope,
we’re gonna do that too. – Microscope.
– Microscope, yeah. Those are some big words, but tell me what is the smallest little
size of letters you can see? Right there, AJ?
– Yeah. – Wow, that’s pretty tiny. How about with this other eye? – I can–
– Is that good? Really good. You like to read?
– Yeah. – Yeah, it’s really important
to have good eyesight to read. – I can see those big letters. – Wow, what is that letter? – That’s a B.
– B, very good! Now we’re gonna do a fun one. Hold your head really still
and just move your eyes. Look at you. You’re such a good patient. You’re so funny! (both laughing) He has fun in eye exams, even. Hey Mom, so that AJ’s more comfortable, can he sit in your lap
while I do the eye exam? – Of course. – He’s so tall but I think
he wants to be even taller. – Come here, bud.
– There you go, AJ. Okay, so let’s get this cool instrument in front of your eyes. I love the eye color that you have. It’s like a green. They’re very pretty. Do you wear sunglasses? – Nope.
– Nope! You need to start wearing
sunglasses when you’re outside. So we’re gonna now check your vision to see if we can make it even stronger. So, that’s what’s important
about an eye exam, mama because vision screenings are wonderful for detecting if there’s
kind of a big problem, a big area for learning but when AJ’s here and when kids are here, we can pick up things that may not really be obviously affecting their schoolwork. – [AJ] H, O H, Z, D, R. – Beautiful. Okay, you gotta tell me if
this makes it better or worse? – [AJ] Better.
– Better. How about this one, AJ? – [AJ] Better! – Whoa, you’re liking it! We gotta make it harder for you. And I’m looking to see if
you have any cataracts. I know you’re super young, but we check for things like that because that would seriously
affect how well you can learn. Where are you blinking? Keep your nose right here. There you go. Boy, you’re doing well. Perfect. Great job, AJ, you may sit back. We’re gonna get your
lenses some special lenses put into those frames. So we’ll take them from you for now. – So can you give them to Dr. Kirschbaum? – But when you get them
back, I’ll give you a case to keep them really safe, okay? – You wanna keep them safe? – And make sure, ready to see you again next year before school starts, okay? – What’s in there? – You know, that’s just a
logo, nothing good there. So we need to see you next year before school starts, AJ, okay? Let’s high-five this time? Awoo, pow! Happy birthday.
– Say thank you. – Thank you. – [Dr. Kirschbaum] You’re welcome! Happy birthday.
– Thank you. Bye. – Thank you so much for
letting me see your baby.