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What Are Those Sunglasses The Eye Doctor Gives You When Your Eyes Are Dilated
Sunglasses: Sunglasses.Get a more detailed answer ›
"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.See 1 more doctor answer
Help doctors! What're those sunglasses called that the optometrist gives you when your eyes are dilated?
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.
3 hours: Usually takes about three hours for the eyes to return to normal after being dilated.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No problem with that at all. Don't worry.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
See below: Typically a few hours, longer for lighter-eyed individuals.
Eye doctor at a store front business says that it is the law and required to have eyes dilated during a regular eye exam for eyeglasses. Is this true?
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.
I had blurred vision from my left eye. I went to the eye doctor (dilated pupils) and everything is healthy. It has happened twice. Can this be ms?
Yes.: You could go to a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Another option that may be more available would be to see a general ophthalmologist. Regardless, the diagnosis of ms (multiple sclerosis) is based upon a variety of factors. It is not uncommon for it to take some time to make the diagnosis. Many patients are monitored for ms but never develop full blown disease.See 2 more doctor answers
No: Dilating drops have no effect on blood sugar.
Wrong product: Alphagan (brimonidine) is a drop designed to lower the internal eye pressure (treating glaucoma). It is not a pain reliever but others are available. If you have eye pain, and the diagnosis has been determined, there are a variety of agents to treat the cause and eliminate the pain. Ask your ophthalmologist.See 1 more doctor answer
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