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Why is it necessary to dilate the eyes to get an accurate prescription for a child?

Why is it necessary to dilate the eyes to get an accurate prescription for a child?

Control: Children have very strong eye muscles for reading. When attempting to prescribe glasses, the examiner must control this muscle. To do so, we use dilating drops called cycloplegics to inactivate these muscles temporarily. The result is a more accurate examination. ...Read more

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Could watch tv and using cell phone after dilated eye exam cause damage to eyes?

Could watch tv and using cell phone after dilated eye exam cause damage to eyes?

No: Discomfort might last for a few hours, but damage from these low light activities- very unlikey.. Do not stare at sun or at any very bright light source. ...Read more

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What causes read dilated vessels in a child's eyes, looking like pink eye?

What causes read dilated vessels in a child's eyes, looking like pink eye?

Lots of choices: Assuming it's not actually an infection, the next most likely would be an irritating foreign body or allergies. Could be a variety of other conditions, some of which are serious, so if it persists, a real exam would be the way to go. ...Read more

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How to get your eyes dilated?

Proper drops: The ophthalmologist has a variety of drops that can dilate the eye, of various strengths depending upon the goal. If your eyes dilate spontaneously, you should be evaluated for the cause. ...Read more

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How can you get your eyes dilated?

How can you get your eyes dilated?

See eye doc: Dilation is done to evaluate the internal structures of the eye by an eye doctor. They use eye drops to do this. The drops are not available to the public. ...Read more

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Can you watch a movie when your eyes are dilated?

Can you watch a movie when your eyes are dilated?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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Can sunglasses be bad for my eyes? Is it better to have darker-colored lenses or higher uv protection (or both)? I heard that darker sunglasses cause the pupil to dilate more, which makes your eyes more vulnerable to uv rays. Is this true? Should I get li

Can sunglasses be bad for my eyes? Is it better to have darker-colored lenses or higher uv protection (or both)? I heard that darker sunglasses cause the pupil to dilate more, which makes your eyes more vulnerable to uv rays. Is this true? Should I get li

Ultraviolet: Ultraviolet (uv) light is harmful to the eyes, especially large amounts over long periods of time. In the United States, all sunglasses are required to block a very large percentage of the uv rays. The darkness of the sunglasses does not affect the uv filtering ability, since uv light is invisible and the uv blockers are clear. It is true that darker the sunglasses will open the pupil more and thus let in more uv light, but since almost all of it is being filtered by the sunglasses, this is not something to worry about. The exception would be specific eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, in which extra high uv protection is a good idea. ...Read more

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Ever since I had my eyes dilated I get awful migraines when it's bright out or when I lay down at night, 18 and girl. Why is that exactly?

Ever since I had my eyes dilated I get awful migraines when it's bright out or when I lay down at night, 18 and girl. Why is that exactly?

Co incident: Bright lights can trigger migraine in migraine sufferer. It is likely that with pupillary dilitation more light went in eyes and triggered your migraine. If now you are getting frequent migraines you should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can't see as far as I should. Do they dilate your eyes everytime you go in for glasses? How bad is the pain? How do you get over reflex to close eyes?

Can't see as far as I should. Do they dilate your eyes everytime you go in for glasses? How bad is the pain? How do you get over reflex to close eyes?

Good refraction: Yes dilating is necessary for a good refraction for glasses. No pain just mild sting. To avoid closing eyes when applying drops look up and pull lower lid gently down. ...Read more

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Drugs never made me feel different. I get the racing heartbeat, dilated eyes, after effects but no feeling happy, hallucinations; is something wrong?

Drugs never made me feel different. I get the racing heartbeat, dilated eyes, after effects but no feeling happy, hallucinations; is something wrong?

Perhaps your body: Is telling you something. Recreational drugs can be fun, but they are bad for you. If you don't even have a "happy" time, why bother? Go find a healthy way to have a "happy." ...Read more

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When you get your eyes dilated can doctor see lesions? When eyes are dilated can you see behind optic nerve?

When you get your eyes dilated can doctor see lesions? When eyes are dilated can you see behind optic nerve?

Yes and No: Yes a dilated eye examination facilitates examining the retina, it's blood vessels, optic nerve, & the vitreous humor. Any abnormalities or lesions will be identified as well. Sometimes mor sophisticated imaging techniques may also be utilized (ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, flourescein angiography). However a dilated exam will not allow viewing behind the eyeball where the optic n exit ...Read more

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What do you call the sunglasses that you get after getting your eyes dilated at the eye doctor?

What do you call the sunglasses that you get after getting your eyes dilated at the eye doctor?

"Post-mydriatic": Mydriasis is pupillary dilation and without pupillary constriction, bright lights can dazzle you or even cause a temporary bleaching of the retina. Pharmacologic dilation for diagnostic testing and examination can last 3 or more hours, depending on the drops used and the color of your eyes, with lighter colors lasting longer. The near vision is typically more impaired than the distance. ...Read more

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