There is no specific period of time that a person must wait before driving after their eyes are dilated. People can choose to drive after their eyes are dilated, as stated by WebMD.
If the patient decides to drive, it is important to wear sunglasses because the eyes tend to be sensitive to the sunlight after dilation. A person can ask a friend or family member to drive them after the procedure if the person does not feel comfortable driving.
For adults, sensitivity to light does not last long compared to children, who can experience sensitivity up to 24 hours. People with light eye colors are also more sensitive than those with dark eyes. Some patients might experience blurry vision after dilation, so the decision to drive is a personal choice.