Rajesh K. Shetty, MD
Location and Office HoursFlorida Eye Specialists, PA
11512 Lake Mead
Jacksonville, FL 32256
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Why should I wear sunglasses when outside?
UV-blocking sunglasses are actually very good for your eyes. Excessive exposure to UV light reflected off sand, water or pavement can damage the eyes' front surface. In addition to cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, sun exposure can lead to lesions and tumors that may be cosmetically unappealing and frequently require surgical removal. Everyone should wear 100% UV-blocking sunglasses when doing outdoor activities.
What is a dilated eye exam?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
A routine eye exam includes a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Dilation drops are placed in both eyes so the doctor can look at the back of them and hunt for damage or disease. Common eye diseases that develop especially as we age include cataracts (clouded lenses), glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve from too much pressure in the eye), and age-related macular degeneration (deterioration of retinal area called the macular), the leading cause of blindness in people over 65.
Can I drive home after an eye examination?
Laura Fine, MD, Ophthalmology, answeredWhen examining the internal eye during an eye exam, your eye doctor often applies dilating drops drug to enlarge your pupils, allowing a better examination of the eye's interior. The drops take time to wear off, and people often experience light sensitivity and difficulty focusing on close tasks for several hours afterward. Be aware that it is often difficult to drive while your eyes are dilated. Reversal drops, which reduce the time to recover from dilating drops, are available.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
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