We recommend a full eye examination every year, even if your vision is perfect. It is important to be sure the eyes remain free of disease. Equally important is knowing that most retinal diseases are painless; something may be going wrong without you being aware of it until the problem is advanced.
Of course. If they are eighteen or older, privacy laws require us to make sure it’s OK with the patient.
Yes. The prescription may fluctuate some during the pregnancy, but it usually stabilizes after the birth of the baby.
Yes, for most people asking this question. You will just want some sunglasses on (and we will give you some paper ones). There are a few patients who have tried it before and it just makes them too nervous. If you are in that latter category, or have never had it done, you may want to bring along another licensed [...]
Light sensitivity and near blur for 4-6 hours. We give every patient we dilate a free pair of super-stylish paper sunglasses.
Four to six hours. Darker eyes tend to stay dilated longer than light eyes.
They might be. The doctor will discuss this with you if it is needed or recommended. As long as the doctor does not feel it is urgent to dilate them the day of the exam, it can be rescheduled for a different day. We almost never have to dilate just to get the glasses prescription.
We will test how well you see with and without correction, as well as obtain the optimum prescription for both distance and near vision. We will make sure both eyes work well together, and that all the muscles controlling the eyes work properly. The eyes’ pressure will be checked, pupil reactions assessed, and the doctor will take a very careful [...]