Eyecare Center of Maryland – Dr. Norman Shedlo O.D.

Eyecare Center of Maryland

4701 Randolph Rd Suite G02 Rockville MD 20852   301-779-2424    Email:  info@drshedlo.com


What is a Dilated Eye Exam?

Dilation is a part of the exam where drops are instilled in the eye to cause the pupils to dilate, or open up very wide. This gives the doctor a much better view of the retina to detect any pathology. A dilated eye exam is important every few years to make sure there are no sight threatening retinal changes. It is particularly important for diabetics to have their eyes dilated, as diabetes is a leading cause of bleeding in the retina which may lead to blindness.