Patients often have a negative reaction to the word "dilation". The hesitation is understandable when there's light sensitivity and blurred vision involved. Who wants to have difficulty seeing their smart phone? However, dilation is a crucial part of the eye examination. Once the pupils are enlarged, the doctor gets a wider view of the back of the eyes and can ensure the anatomy towards the back of the eye appears normal. Conditions like cataracts, diabetic eye disease, and retinal issues can be detected through dilation. Although the side effects of dilation can be inconvenient, the benefits far outweigh them.
If you haven't had your eyes examined or dilated recently, make sure to include it as part of your next exam. Need an exam? We're here to help. Give us a call and we'll help you maintain the health of your eyes.