Anybody here an Optometrist/Ophthalmologist?

Discussion in 'Community' started by oldschool, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. oldschool macrumors 65816

    oldschool

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    I went to the eye doctor today to get my prescription rechecked because it didn't feel right, and again they put in the drops that dilate my eyes so the doc can look inside. however i think that this is the cause of my prescription not being accurate as the drops make my vision blurry.

    Is it standard practice to put these dilators in before checking the prescription?
     
  2. coopdog macrumors 6502a

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  3. oldschool thread starter macrumors 65816

    oldschool

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    do they put those drops in AFTER they check your prescription?
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It may be because of your age. I don't remember them doing it on me at that age.

    The reason for putting drops in the eye is to dilate the pupil. The reason is so that they are better able to examine the health your retina. It is usually something that is done every 2 years unless medically necessary to do sooner.

    it is good medical practice to check the health of your eye oldschool.
     
  5. oldschool thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the info wdlove, but wouldn't the dilation of the pupil affect vision in some way, thus changing the strength of the prescription the doctor hands out?
     

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