People often ask me about having their pupils dilated during an eye exam. Now the reason we dilate is the make the pupil larger so that we have a more extensive view of the inside of the eye. Some of the side affects of being dilated include: light sensitivity, and poor reading vision from anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. Now if you are a very healthy young person with good vision, you probably should be dilated every 4 to 5 years. However, certainly if you’ve had an eye injury, if you are diabetic, of if there is a problem in your eye that the doctor needs to follow, you may need to be dilated every 6 months to a year. Ask your doctor about having your pupils dilated, they will give you a reason why they should or should not.

About Advanced Eyecare Optometry

At Advanced Eyecare Optometry, the doctors are thoroughly trained in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders and eye disease. They utilize state-of-the art equipment such as the Zeiss OCT Optos Retinal Scanning Laser, and Humphrey Auto-Refractor and Visual Field Analyzer, which provides a higher level of care. This facilitates the early detection and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataract which helps preserve your vision!Examinations also include the detection and treatment of eye muscle imbalance, poor eye coordination and reduced focusing ability, which are common problems among children and 40+ year olds.

When indicated, the doctors fit any contact lenses required, including specialty lenses for astigmatism, monovision, (simultaneous far and near vision), or bifocal needs, as well as colored contact lenses for those who desire a “different look”.

If you are interested in laser eye surgery, (LASIK), the doctors will determine if you are a good candidate, and will provide the pre- and post-op management to insure a good outcome for this procedure.

Should you choose to wear eyeglasses, Advanced Eyecare Optometry offers a modern eyewear boutique with hundreds of styles to from which to choose. The licensed opticians are trained to help you select fashionable eyewear that compliments your lifestyle and fashion sense, all in a relaxed, friendly, caring atmosphere.

If you are looking for someone to help you with all your eyecare needs, then call Advanced Eyecare Optometry today. We’ll put your needs in focus!

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