It took almost 4 hours to recover from the eye dilation. Extremely difficult to drive, and should have had someone drive me home. I will have to think about a repetition of this process, since it was quite uncomfortable. Perhaps there is another way to achieve the goals of the exam. Staff was quite courteous and professional.
I am sorry you weren't satisfied with your experience, William. Each person's response to dilation is variable, and I'm sorry you were put in this uncomfortable position. There are times when dilation is required because some structures inside the eye are not visible any other way. This was my first visit with you, and I wanted to provide the most thorough care possible. I hope you will give our office another chance. Now that you know how you respond to dilation, you can decline the dilation if it is warranted at your next exam and reschedule that portion of the exam when you can have a driver.