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Is it a bad thing if my optometrist doesnt always dilate my

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Is it a bad thing if my optometrist doesn't always dilate my eyes?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.

Dr. James :

Hello.

Dr. James :

When was the last time your eyes were dilated?
Are you having any problems with your eyes?

Customer:

not sure. no problems at all. just glasses

Dr. James :

If it's been a long time since you last had your eyes dilated, then yes you should get it done.

Dr. James :

Dilation allows your optometrist a much better look inside your eyes.

Dr. James :

The frequency of dilation depends on your age.

Dr. James :

In you 40s, you should get it done 3-4 times.

Dr. James :

Over 60, it is recommended to get dilated every year.

Customer:

ok sounds good. thanks

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