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I was wondering is eye dilation part of a routine eye exam?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience in Ophthalmology
Pupil dilation: Is definitely part of a routine complete exam. This allows the eye doctor to more completely evaluate the back of your eyes, including your retinas, blood vessels, optic nerves and lenses.
Answered on Jan 13, 2015
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