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Description:Captured inside an ophthalmologic physician’s office during a patient examination, this photograph depicts an optometric instrument used by eye care specialist when performing eye examinations. Known as a phoropter, this device contains an array of lenses used in combination when testing a patient’s eyesight.
You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure. When it comes to common vision problems, some people don’t realize they could see better with glasses or contact lenses. In addition, many common eye diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration, often have no warning signs. A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages.

During a comprehensive dilated eye exam, your eye care professional places drops in your eyes to dilate, or widen, the pupil to allow more light to enter the eye. This process enables your eye care professional to get a good look at the back of the eyes and examine them for any signs of damage or disease. Your eye care professional is the only one who can determine if your eyes are healthy and if you’re seeing your best.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Eric Grafman
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Eric Grafman
Links:CDC – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Diabetes Translation; Vision Health Initiative (VHI)
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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