Pupil Dilation

The use of eye drops to enlarge the pupil permits a much better view inside the eye. Ideally, we would  recommend this procedure in all eye examinations but as it causes mild blurring of vision and light sensitivity for 1-2 hours, it can be a little inconvenient.

We will normally advise pupil dilation when viewing inside the eye is difficult, for example if the pupil  is unusually small, or if there are cataracts, but also if we suspect there is something wrong inside the eye.

If you would like this as part of your routine eye examination, tell the optometrist, and remember the blurring might prevent you from driving for a couple of hours afterwards, and bring sunglasses!