Dilation drops are used to dilate or enlarge the pupils of the eye to allow your Optometrist/Ophthalmologist a better view of the inside of your eye. You will only be dilated if your doctor finds it necessary for further treatment. You have the right to refuse dilation, but it is required for certain tests and to complete full eye exams.
Dilation of the pupils will cause temporary blurry vision and some light sensitivity. It is not possible for your doctor to predict how much your vision will be affected. Therefore, we advise caution in operating any equipment or machinery, including driving, until the effects of the drops have worn off. Adverse reactions, such as acute angle-closure glaucoma, may be triggered from the dilating drops. This is extremely rare and treatable with immediate medical attention.
I authorize dilation drops to be used from this day forward in the treatment
and management of my eye health.
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