do i have to see a retina specialist? do i have to have my eyes dilated 2x a year or once??thanks everyone
You need to see an ophthalmologist once or twice a year. I still go twice a year. Both times they dilate my eyes. Some people now say once a year is enough. It's entirely up to you (and your insurance). If you will be more at ease, then go twice a year and get dilated both time for a thorough check.
There are other checks they perform besides dilating eyes. Your exam should include color blindness checks as well as peripheral vision check.
And I saw on your other thread: It doesn't need to be a specific retinal specialist...a reg ophthalmologist will do find.
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