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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.
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Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
In brief: 3-48 hours
It depends on the medicine they used.
Most ophthalmologists use a combination of two drops that usually wear off after 3-6 hours. However, drops such as scopolamine or Atropine can last a few days in certain folks. Call and ask the office what they used and how long you should expect to wait for it to wear off.

In brief: 3-48 hours
It depends on the medicine they used.
Most ophthalmologists use a combination of two drops that usually wear off after 3-6 hours. However, drops such as scopolamine or Atropine can last a few days in certain folks. Call and ask the office what they used and how long you should expect to wait for it to wear off.
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