How is the glare test done?

Wondering just how the glare test is done. Will my eyes be dilated?

Doctor Answers 2

How is the glare test done?

Your eyes do not need to be dilated for the glare test. You'll be sat in a darkened exam room looking at a light circle with and without your prescriptions to compare the effect of glares/halo.


City Of Industry Ophthalmologist
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Glare test

it's just a standardized light with concentric circles 
You won't be dilated for this test 
If you were it wouldn't be accurate

Emil William Chynn, MD, FACS, MBA
New York Ophthalmologist
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