Our optometrist in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach performs dilated eye exams, which can help identify problems with the retina, macula and optic nerve as well as the surrounding blood vessels. When these areas of your eye start to deteriorate due to disease, it causes vision loss. If the diseases are left untreated, you could lose your vision.
Benefits of Dilation for Adults with our Eye Doctor
All adults should schedule yearly dilated eye exams. By allowing our eye doctor to dilate your eyes, you are helping to catch certain eye diseases, including AMD, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy at the earliest possible stages so that they can be effectively treated and managed. A dilated eye exam can also help detect high blood pressure, early diabetes, some cancers, AIDS, problems with the Thyroid, arthritis and certain types of blood diseases.
Benefits of Dilation for Children
School age children and teenagers should also have their eyes dilated on a yearly basis. This helps determine if your child has any refractive errors that need to be corrected with glasses or contacts. When our eye doctor looks into your child’s eyes, the view they have is similar to what your child sees when looking at the outside world. If the view is blurry, then your child’s view of the world is blurry.
Side-Effects of Dilation
When your eyes are dilated, your pupils cannot shrink in response to light and images may appear blurry. Our eye doctors recommend bringing a pair of sunglasses with you and someone who can drive you home after your exam. If you do not have sunglasses, we can provide you with a temporary pair after your appointment.
To schedule your dilated eye exam with our optometrist in Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach, call us at 310-321-6990 for our Manhattan location or 310-3733191 for our Redondo location. When scheduling please indicate whether or not you’d like to be dilated during your exam.
When is the last time you had your eye dilated with our optometrist at Advanced Eyecare Center?