There are two types of these eyedrop
s that are commonly used in eye
. They are both fun - for the
doctor. For the patient they are just weird. Read on:
To the casual patient
, this is a yellow/orange dye-like substance that
doctor see what your eye might look like if you were both
swimming in cheap, supermarket brand
orange juice during the
examination. I am not, by any means a casual patient.
"What are in those drops, anyways?"
"Look at my nose, try not to look at this blue light as it
really close to your eye. Oh, and don't blink.
Those drops? Those are mostly a dye..."
"...Oh, and theres some anesthetic in there too."
"Anesthetic? For what?"
(hesitantly)"Well, that blue light you saw actually touches your eye."
I still don't believe him. I didnt feel a thing
This is the fun one. The doctor loads up your defenseless eyes with these
drops, and then sends you out into the waiting room with a comforting
"Come on back when you can't see straight
". So you sit in the waiting
with those bright fluorescent
lights above you, trying to read a
without letting any light hit your eye directly, and holding the magazine
a good 4 feet from your face, so you can actually focus on some of the
words on the page.
20 minutes elapse.
An indistinct form almost, but not quite, entirely unlike
an optometrist drifts into the
(voice from the top end of the form)"So, I guess thats probably
in by now, eh?"
"If I could see you, I'd punch you in your constricted
Apparently these drops dont dilate your pupils. They stop them from
constricting. Some people with darker eyes, and according to my doctor,
african americans, need a double dose
. They need the dilate drops and
the non-constrict drops. Poor brown-eyed people.