We may require dilating your eyes during consult, so we recommend that you arrange for someone to drive you or consider taking public transport.
When we dilate your eyes, your pupil will look bigger which will cause your vision to be blurry and sensitive to light.
- How long will my eye be dilated?
- Your eyes will be dilated for about 2-4 hours. For some patients, it may last up to 24 hours and for children up to 48 hours.
The tests would help the doctors diagnose and monitor your current condition. If you have tests done by the optometrist, we may still need to repeat it to keep a record and we may need to do further test with our more advanced machines.
On your appointment, you will be seen by a technician/optometrist before you see the doctor. They will do some preliminary tests such as visual acuity and scans depending on your concern. They may also administer some eye drops before you see the doctor.
The doctor will then go through these tests, do a thorough eye check, and discuss their finding with you.
If you need prescription glasses, we recommend that you visit your local optometrist. They can help fit the best prescription for you.
Our Auckland Eye doctors may prescribe glasses to your child.
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