Dilation usually affects near vision the most, leaving distance vision relatively unchanged. This means that with a good pair of sunglasses, most people are able to comfortably drive. if you want sunglasses for driving, we can give you one pair of special Royal Optix sunglasses for free. Ask about special eyeglasses in our staff.
Don't worry about dilation! It is not necessary for every patient. However, this is largely dependent on the health of your eyes at the time of your visit.
The retina is a light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye that covers about 65 percent of its interior surface. Photosensitive cells called rods and cones in the retina convert incident light energy into signals that are carried to the brain by the optic nerve. Retinal photos allow your doctor to evaluate your retina the day of your exam and furthermore document its appearance for comparison at subsequent exams. This is very important to maintaining good vision for life.
A comprehensive eye exam consists of a series of tests to determine the health of your eyes, as well as your glasses prescription. A contact lens exam is additional testing to fit the patient in the best contact lenses for their eye and prescription.