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Between Church and Wellington on Queen St.

Between Church and Wellington on Queen St.

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Who should have their pupils dilated?

A dilated retinal examination is strongly recommended for patients who:

  • have diabetes
  • are at risk of retinal holes or tears (strongly nearsighted)
  • have a history of trauma to the head or eye
  • are seeing flashes of light, floaters, cobwebs in their vision or a curtain over their vision
  • have naturally small pupils
  • have poor vision in one eye, due to a lazy eye, disease, injury or accident
  • take medications that can affect the retina
  • have an unexplained decrease in vision
  • have any other signs or symptoms that cannot be explained