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397 Little Neck Rd, 3300 South Building, Suite 202, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Telephone: (757) 227-4300 | Fax: (757) 486-3125

Dilation

Dilation of your eye is a necessary part of a complete eye examination by a retina specialist. This process involves placement of eye drops which cause your pupil to become larger, allowing your eye doctor to view the inside of your eye for diagnostic purposes.

While your eyes are dilated, you will likely notice difficulty with near vision and reading, as well as increased light sensitivity. We recommend that you bring sunglasses to your appointment, and if you have never had your eyes dilated, we recommend that you ahev someone drive you home. Your eyes usually return to normal within a few hours. Although uncommon, dilation can last for up to 12 hours in some people.

Meet Our Physicians

Meet Our Specialists

Our retina specialists are board-certified ophthalmologists with advanced training in vitreoretinal surgery to diagnose and manage the full spectrum of diseases affecting the retina, macula, and vitreous.

Convenient Offices

Map and directions to the offices of Mandell Retina Center | Virginia Beach Retina Specialists

Mandell Retina Center has three convenient offices located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. For the address, interactive map, and driving directions to any of our offices, please choose a location below.