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How long does it take for eye dilation drops to wear off and normal vision to return?

How long does it take for eye dilation drops to wear off and normal vision to return?

2-4 hours: The most commonly used drops take 2-4 hours to completely resolve. There are reversal drops that can take some of the effect away. ...Read more

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How long does it take for dialation drops to wear off? I had my eyes dialated atound 11 am and its 4:30 pm now and my new contacts are blurry

How long does it take for dialation drops to wear off? I had my eyes dialated atound 11 am and its 4:30 pm now and my new contacts are blurry

Several hours: Usually 4 to 6 hours for standard dilating eye drops, but sometimes a eye Doc will use dilating agents that can last for 8-12 hours. This latter agent also will affect focus to a greater degree and make your vision with contacts noticeably blurry. Fortunately the eye drops will reverse and you should be back to normal by tomorrow. If not just call your doc and he/she can advise you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eye dilation to wear off?

How long does it take for eye dilation to wear off?

Usually 6-8 hours: It depends on what type of drops are used. Phenylephrine and tropicamide are probably the most commonly used at the optometrist or ophthalmologist's office and they last about 6-8 hours in the average person, although they can last a bit longer. Other drops like cyclopentolate last up to 24 hours and Atropine can last for 14 days. ...Read more

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My friend's eyes remained dilated long after her eye exam, so her dr put drops in her eyes to reverse it. When should the 2nd drops begin to wear off?

My friend's eyes remained dilated long after her eye exam, so her dr put drops in her eyes to reverse it. When should the 2nd drops begin to wear off?

Second drops take : 1-2 hours to bring the pupils back to normal. After this time the puplls should react normally. The reversal eye drops just return the pupils to normal. ...Read more

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When exercising how long does it take for vessles and arteries to dilate?

When exercising how long does it take for vessles and arteries to dilate?

Very difficult quest: I assume you asking about peripheral vascular response to exercise . Increasing maximum blood flow will take longer for those already "in shape" and performing a repetitive type activity, such as running, than those just starting out. A consistent demand for more blood by muscles will not only increase the diameter of large and medium sized vessels but also increase collateral circulation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pupil dilation to end?

4 hours: Usually, around 4 hours, however in eyes that are lighter in color, blue, two-toned, or green the effect of the drops can last beyond 4 hours. In small children, although rare, the effect can last up to a week or more. ...Read more

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How long does it take for childrens eyes to recover from dilation?

Few hours: Usually it's just a few hours, but depending on what drops were used it could be even a couple of days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pupil dilation to go away after eye exam?

How long does it take for pupil dilation to go away after eye exam?

It depends: It can generally take 3-4 hours, but it can last longer in patients with diabetes, or brown irises. There are drops that reverse dilation faster. ...Read more

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