Dilation of the pupils is an important component of a complete eye examination. Conditions that are vision and/or life threatening can sometimes only be detected with dilation. Specifically, disorders such as cataracts and retinal problems (macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes or detachments, and diabetic retinopathy; all of which can lead to partial loss of vision or blindness) can only be detected during dilation. In addition, systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected by dilation of your eyes. There is some light sensitivity and blurred near vision after dilation which will last about 4 hours.
I understand the purpose of pupil dilation and the risk associated with not being dilated. I hereby resolve Premier Eyecare of Roswell of any liability for missed diagnosis as a result of declining the dilation procedure.