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I went to an eye doctor to get my prescription checked and he asked me to put some drops in my eyes. is this normal?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
YES: Yes. A complete eye exam is required to check your rx.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Yes.: Drops used during a comprehensive eye exam usually include an anesthetic, and one or two dilating drops. It is normal and allows measurement of pressure and dilation of pupils. Also, eye doctors will do a "wet" refraction or refraction while fully dilated. This allows neutralization of accommodation that can throw off refractions.

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Last updated Dec 28, 2014

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