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Do you think I should find a different eye doctor for my next examination? The one I saw skipped retinal exam

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Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

If you see an eye doctor for routine annual eye examination you should expect to receive a complete eye examination.
An eye examination that does not include dilation of both eyes for a thorough review of the internal, posterior aspects of your eyes (retina, macula, optic nerve) is an incomplete eye examination. Definitely find another eye doctor for your next examination.

In brief: Yes.

If you see an eye doctor for routine annual eye examination you should expect to receive a complete eye examination.
An eye examination that does not include dilation of both eyes for a thorough review of the internal, posterior aspects of your eyes (retina, macula, optic nerve) is an incomplete eye examination. Definitely find another eye doctor for your next examination.
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

With current technology, many generally healthy non-diabetic people without uncontrolled high blood pressure or known eye disease can have a retinal exam every 2-3 years.
But, if you are not comfortable with the way your eye doctor communicates and shares information with you, or don't feel like you are getting answers to your questions, that is also a reason to consider switching docs.

In brief: Depends

With current technology, many generally healthy non-diabetic people without uncontrolled high blood pressure or known eye disease can have a retinal exam every 2-3 years.
But, if you are not comfortable with the way your eye doctor communicates and shares information with you, or don't feel like you are getting answers to your questions, that is also a reason to consider switching docs.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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