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Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam Specialist

Retina Specialists -  - Retinal Ophthalmologist

Retina Specialists

Retinal Ophthalmologists located in Desoto, Texas & Plano, TX

Comprehensive dilated eye exams are a full-eye checkup in which a Retina Specialists ophthalmologist examines all parts of your eye in addition to vision testing. A comprehensive eye exam allows your ophthalmologist to diagnose serious eye conditions like diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, or macular degeneration in the earlier stages when they’re the most treatable. Use online scheduling or book your appointment by calling the Dallas, DeSoto, Plano, Mesquite, or Waxahachie, Texas, office now.

Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam

What does a comprehensive dilated eye exam include?

A comprehensive dilated eye exam is a whole-eye checkup. While a standard eye screening just evaluates your vision, a comprehensive dilated eye exam evaluates vision as well as the health of your inner and outer eye. 

Your ophthalmologist dilates your eyes to they can look for signs of eye disease, malformation, eye trauma, and all other serious problems affecting the eyes during your exam.

Highly trained ophthalmologists, who are medical doctors specializing in the eyes, perform the comprehensive dilated eye exams at Retina Specialists. 

The ophthalmologists at Retina Specialists also have specialized training in retina disease evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. If you receive a diagnosis for any serious eye problem, you can rely on your Retina Specialists doctor for expert help.

How can I prepare for a comprehensive dilated eye exam?

As a new patient, the first order of business is the “New Patient” forms, which you can download in PDF form online. 

If you print and complete these forms ahead of your appointment, it saves you time when you come in for your comprehensive dilated eye exam. But, if you’re unable to fill the forms in at home, a member of the Retina Specialists team provides you with the paperwork when you arrive.

Be sure to bring your photo identification card (driver’s license, government ID, or other) as well as your insurance cards to your appointment.

Your close-up vision remains blurry for around six hours after eye dilation, so depending on your vision, you might need a friend or family member to drive you home. Bring sunglasses to your appointment, because your eyes will be sensitive to light after dilation. 

What is eye dilation like?

Your Retina Specialists ophthalmologist dilates your eyes by placing a few dilating eye drops in both eyes. The drops might sting slightly, but it’s not painful. It takes around 20-30 minutes for your pupils to fully expand.
Once your pupils are wide-open, your ophthalmologist can view the inner eye and back of your eye, which normally wouldn’t be visible. 

For comprehensive dilated eye exams from the leading North Texas specialists in the ophthalmology field, call Retina Specialists or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.