Dilated eye exams are often part of the comprehensive eye exam done by a Spring Valley Eye Care professional like Glenn Roter, OD. While they may not be necessary for every single eye exam you get, they are often recommended because they allow the doctor to examine the back part of the eye, known as the isis. The doctor is then able to check for diseases of the back of the eye which would be difficult to do without dilating your eyes. Since early detection is key, most doctors recommend that you get a dilated eye exam included in your comprehensive eye exam.
While dilated eye exams are generally recommended by eye doctors, it may or may not be necessary in your situation. Whether or not an eye doctor such as our optometrist Glenn Roter,OD at Spring Valley Eye Care dilates your eyes in order to examine them depends on a few factors. Some factors include the reason for your visit and the overall health of your eyes. For example, if your visit to the doctor for mild eye irritation and you’ve recently had a comprehensive eye exam and no eye disease or condition was present, then a dilated eye exam would most likely not be necessary.
Some patients find dilated eye exams very inconvenient. When our Spring Valley eye doctor dilates the eyes, it makes the eyes more sensitive to sunlight and also caused blurred vision that lasts for a few hours after the dilated eye exam. This makes it difficult for patients to drive, read, or do other regular daily activities for a few hours after the test. Although inconvenient, in certain circumstances getting a dilated eye exam is necessary. Your eye doctor such as our optometrist, Glenn Roter, OD at Spring Valley Eye Care will be able to make that determination during your visit.
Our Spring Valley Eye Care practice is affiliated with Walmart vision center. Our independent optometrists and Walmart Vision center work together as a team to meet your needs. Our optometrist, Glenn Roter, OD and the rest of the professional team look forward to service your eye care needs. Call or stop by today.