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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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Dr. Harold Peltan
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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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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 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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Why won't my eyes un-dilate after being at the eye doctor?

Why won't my eyes un-dilate after being at the eye doctor?

Dilation: the length of time that you remain dilated after an eye exam can be related both to the strength of the dilating drops being used and your iris color. There are some dilating drops that can have an effect for as long as two weeks although these are not typically used for routine exam. A usual length of time that eyes can remain dilated is often 4 to 8 hours. ...Read more

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My eye doctor doesn't dilate my eyes during an eye exam, shouldn't they?

My eye doctor doesn't dilate my eyes during an eye exam, shouldn't they?

Yes they should!: Dilation of the eyes is part of a complete eye examination. The examiner cannot see the entire retina without dilating the eyes and it makes looking at certain parts of the such as the macula and optic nerve much easier after dilating. If you are seeing the doctor for a specific problem not involving the retina, you will not necessarily need dilation. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors, Yesterday I went to an eye doctor and he dilated my eyes at 8pm it's now the next day 4pm and my eyes are still dilated! Why? I'm worried

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Yesterday I went to an eye doctor and he dilated my eyes at 8pm it's now the next day 4pm and my eyes are still dilated! Why? I'm worried

No worry necessary: Many people -especially those with light colored eyes- slowly metabolize the dilating medications. The effect of diagnostic dilating eye-drops can last over 24 hours and make you quite sensitive to sunlight. Dilating Drops that are used to treat certain eye conditions can last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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