A 36-year-old member asked:
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?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 39 years experience
YES: Yes. A complete eye exam is required to check your rx.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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.
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 28, 2014
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