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The Dilated Eye Exam

Category: General Eye Health

Published: 2016-10-17

A comprehensive eye exam in Hoover often includes dilation of the pupils to look for specific eye conditions. This video discusses the vision problems that an eye doctor can find during dilation.

Eye doctors can more easily evaluate the posterior structures of the eyes with pupil dilation. At the back of the eye reside both the retina and optic nerve. The retina is the structure at which light rays converge, but damage to it can cause blindness. During an exam, an eye doctor can look for signs of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, conditions that can harm the retina. He can also look for symptoms of glaucoma, which damages the optic nerve.

Schaeffer Eye Center offers dilation services during our eye exams so that you can receive the highest level of care. To schedule an appointment, call (877) 223-9776.