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How Long After An Eye Exam Should I Wait To Look At A Computer Screen
An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, ...Read more
Forever: Looking at the sun is never a good idea. It could be dangerous. You probably are referring to how long after a dilated exam can you go out on a sunny day. With sunglasses, you can go out immediately. You will be more comfortable generally after 6-10 hours when the drops have worn off and your pupillary dilation ends. ...Read more
You bet!: When we stare at something for a long time (computer screen, book, wall) we decrease the amount of blinking per minute. Blinking pushes water on the eye (reverse windshield wiper) to coat it. When you don't blink, the eye dries and sends a signal to the tear gland to produce more tears in order to protect the eye. It is a sign that you are staring too long. Try a break or artificial tears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I will go for a routine eye exam for updated rx, with dilation. I do not like to wait the long time after dilation for my eyes to adjust. No options?
A few hours: The typical dilating drops used at most eye doctors last about 4-6 hours. Some individuals are more sensitive to the effects and can remain dilated for up to a day. And if stronger dilating drops were used for a particular reason, their effects could last from 8 to 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually, yes: Usually, when an eye doctor does an exam, he or she can tell from a routine exam at the microscope if a person has had LASIK eye surgery; usually the edges of the flap, created by the surgery, can be faintly seen. This is a normal finding and occurrence after LASIK surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just saw eye doc for plaquenil exam.Now have to go back in a week for 10-2 visual field study. Is this a quick test or do I need to see doc again?
Yes to visual field: In general plaquenil is a very safe medication. The recent guidelines are to get a baseline eye exam when starting plaquenil and then once per year. They are screening you for a rare complication from plaquenil called maculopathy. This is very rare but the rate slightl goes up after being on the drug after 5 years. So yes go get the visual field test. ...Read more
How long should my eyes stay dilated after a visit with an eye doctor? I think they use too much medicine.
It depends: It depends on what eye drops are used to dilate your eyes. Some dilating drops last only around 3 hours, another may last 6 hours , another may last 2 to 4 days and another may last up to 2 weeks. The 2 to 4 day and the 2 week drops are used for treatment as opposed to examining an eye. Also, some eyes tend to be more sensitive to dilating drops and the effect tends to last longer in such patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should I go without hookah in order to have a safe surgery? The surgery is for straitening a crossed eye
Ask surgeon: Give up hookah permanently. See: http://www.fic.nih.gov/News/GlobalHealthMatters/march-april-2014/Pages/nih-hookah-waterpipe-tobacco-smoking.aspx.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: It depends on how quickly your doctor can order the lenses. Some doctors have lenses to give you right in the office when you leave. ...Read more
No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain after surgery or you are high risk for complications. If you had laparoscopic surgery it is often recommended you wait about 24 hours to let the Air introduced in to your abdomen completely otherwise it could cause increased pain due to pressure changes ...Read more
For the most part no: For the most part, it really doesn't make much difference pat you are looking at. With respect to the optics of the eye, you could be looking at a tree, a bird or a mountain, or a book, none of which will blind you. Of course, don't look at the sun, a welding light, etc.. Always use common sense. ...Read more
I had a dilated eye exam 2 hours ago. Can i go to the gym to play basketball? Or do I need to stay home and rest my eyes?
Yes: Should not be a problem unless you have an eyelid issue you want assessed @ that visit. ...Read more
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