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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to watch a movie after getting my eyes dilated?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: It is safe to watch a movie after getting your eyes dilated. The screen may appear too bright until the eye drops wear off, in which case you can wear sunglasses.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Absolutely: While it may be uncomfortable due to the increased sensitivity to light, no harm can come from using your eyes after dilation. You may not feel safe to drive to the movies, however, so you may want a friend to drive you!

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you watch a movie when your eyes are dilated?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Yes, but: If you are nearsighted you can see the movie fairly clear with your glasses. If farsighted, it may be blurry even with your glasses. In either case it will not cause any harm to your eyes other than bothering you for the blurriness.
A 37-year-old member asked:

I'm getting my eyes dilated and i was wondering could they get stuck dilated?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
No: Never heard of or seen that with regular dilation. Some drops can take weeks to wear off though. Causes of dilated eyes staying dilated would be trauma, inflammation, addie's tonic pupil, brain lesion, infection in the eyes, and possibly constant exposure to some chemical or something in the environment.
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