A 30-year-old female asked:
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how often is a dilation eye exam recommended if no symptoms exist? which one is better? digital retina exam or dilated eye exam?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: At your age, & depending on your eye health, a dilated exam every 3 years is probably sufficient. For myopia yearly exams usually are desirable to check on prescription changes. My strong preference is for dilated exams with hi-powered diagnostic indirect lenses to evaluate the posterior part of your eyes. Digital retinal imaging exams (Retincamâ„¢) work for big pathologies, but not micro-detailed
Answered on Jul 22, 2015

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