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How long should eyes be dilated after eye examination?

How long should eyes be dilated after eye examination?

It depends.: Blue eyed people will stay dilated longer than brown eyed people as they have less pigment in their iris. It also depends on what type of dilating drop is utilized. Some dilating drops will wear off in less than an hour, and others can last longer than a week! ...Read more

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How long should your eyes stay dilated after an eye exam?

How long should your eyes stay dilated after an eye exam?

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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How long should your eye stay dilated after an exam?

How long should your eye stay dilated after an exam?

Depends on the med: Several different medications can be used to dilate the eye for peripheral retinal examinations. They have different durations of action from 2 hours to 2 weeks. The most commonly used drug, mydriacyl, (tropicamide) is 1/2 gone in 2 hours, and 3/4 gone in 4 hours on average. Some people are especially sensitive to the meds, especially if you have light blue eyes, and can remain dilated for 36 - 72 hours. ...Read more

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How long should eyes stay dilated for after the eye doctor?

How long should eyes stay dilated for after the eye doctor?

3 hours: Usually takes about three hours for the eyes to return to normal after being dilated. ...Read more

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Please explain how long will my eyes stay dilated after an eye exam?

Please explain how long will my eyes stay dilated after an eye exam?

Pupil dilating drops: Usually last for 4-6 hours after they are instilled. Depending on the patient, the drops may last longer, especially with people who are blue-eyed. In addition, some dilating drops are known to last longer. We try to avoid them whenever possible so the drops wear off more quickly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sunlight to damage your eyes after an eye exam if your eyes were too dilated?

Is it possible for sunlight to damage your eyes after an eye exam if your eyes were too dilated?

No: While more light is let in, the protective reflex to avoid looking directly at the sun is still in place, so you will be ok if you don't stare at the sun until the drops wear off. ...Read more

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How long should my eyes stay dilated after a visit with an eye doctor?

How long should my eyes stay dilated after a visit with an eye doctor?

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 more

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Will my eyes be blurry after an eye exam?

Will my eyes be blurry after an eye exam?

Possibly: Commonly the eyes are dilated to get a good look at the back by your ophthalmologist (you are seeing an ophthalmologist -right? The only medical/surgical trained eye care person). Dilated eyes do not focus as well, especially at near. The focus will be restored after 4-8 hours when your bodily chemistry eliminates the dilating chemical. ...Read more

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How can I see after a dilated eye exam?

How can I see after a dilated eye exam?

You: Will be blurred especially for near vision and sensitive to light. This will last 2-4 hours, so plan appropriately. ...Read more

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For how long should your pupil stay dilated after going to the eye doctor?

For how long should your pupil stay dilated after going to the eye doctor?

See below: The typical dilation drops used in the office for examination last for several hours after (longer in lighter-eyed individuals). Other therapeutic dilation drops that are prescribed can last days or weeks. ...Read more

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How long after eye dilation do eyes return to normal?

How long after eye dilation do eyes return to normal?

Variable: Many factors influence how long dilating drops remain active after instilled. These include how "strong" a drop was used, how sensitive the patient is to the drop, color of the eyes (blue usually stay dilated longer), and other factors. Most dilating drops used for diagnostic purposes in the office wear off after 4-24 hours. Patients often are sensitive to light, and may have trouble reading. ...Read more

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After your pupils are dilated when getting an eye exam, how long until they are back to normal?

After your pupils are dilated when getting an eye exam, how long until they are back to normal?

Pupil dilating drops: Usually will last for 3-4 hours after your exam. Occasionally, some patients' pupils are extremely responsive to dilation and the drops could last up to 10-12 hrs. ...Read more

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For how long does it take your vision to return to normal after eye surgery for a hemorage behind eye?

For how long does it take your vision to return to normal after eye surgery for a hemorage behind eye?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the hemorrhage in the first place (some causes like retinal detachment can permanently cause loss of vision) and on how quickly you heal. You need to ask the retina specialist who did the surgery for a more precise answer. ...Read more

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For how long should you wait after getting pink eye to get an eye exam for new glasses?

Once your eyes feel: Normal (no more tearing, redness, stickiness, discharge), which may be several weeks. ...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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Is it necessary to have your eyes dilated when having an eye exam?

Is it necessary to have your eyes dilated when having an eye exam?

Usually: A comprehensive eye examination requires dilation to rule out disease in the back of the eye. Although a fair amount of the eye can be seen without dilation, there are areas of the eye that would not be properly evaluated. If you are seen annually or every few years, it is best to be dilated at these visits. It would otherwise be like having a general health exam without listenting to your heart! ...Read more

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Trauma to the eye 2 weeks ago- diagnosed with a microhyphema and commotio retinae. How long until blurriness goes away/floaters fade- can i workout?

Trauma to the eye 2 weeks ago- diagnosed with a microhyphema and commotio retinae. How long until blurriness goes away/floaters fade- can i workout?

Ophthalmologist: I'm sure you are under the care of an ophthalmologist who is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you for such an eye injury. ...Read more