At Chapel Hill Eyecare we provide comprehensive eye care to people of all ages. Our concern is not only your eyeglass or contact lens prescription, but your health as well.

apple-eye-gaze1WHY WE DILATE

We require all of our patients to have their eyes dilated at their annual exam. Dilating the eyes allows the doctor to thoroughly examine the internal structures of the eye, aiding in the detection of conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. Since the eyes are a part of your body they can also show signs of high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol and many other systemic diseases. Although dilation leaves near vision blurry for a few hours, it is highly recommended by both of our doctors as the most exhaustive way to monitor your complete eye health. More information about dilation is available.

Upon request, we can give you a reversal drop to bring the pupil size back down.