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I saw a new optometrist a few months ago who did an eye

examination and concluded that my...
I saw a new optometrist a few months ago who did an eye examination and concluded that my eyes were quite healthy for a 52-year old without signs of Diabetes or Cataracts. I just got a call requesting that I come in for a pupil dilatation examination because the notes from my previous exam 3-years ago showed that my eyes were brought into focus, but this optometrist had difficulty with it. I have always had an issue with a lazy eye, and did report that during the initial visit to which the Optometrist agreed. Does this test sound necessary under these conditions?
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Dr. Dan B. : If they know you have a lazy eye, then I'm not quite certain why they feel it necessary to dilate your eyes because they could not bring that eye to focus. There must be some other reason, and I would recommend asking that reason before feeling it necessary to return for a dilated eye examination. Does that make sense?
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