FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FIRST TIME VISITING US?
So you’re going to be visiting us for the first time. That’s great! Here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions:
Single vision lenses will often take about 5 business days to be ready. If you require a more specialized lens, this can sometimes take a few days longer, but we will always let you know when you place your order. Progressive lenses can take up to 10 business days because these lenses are custom made for you and the frame that you choose.
Typically, your eye exam will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. However, if it is your first visit, require contact lenses or if you are anticipating choosing a pair of glasses, allow for a little more time.
Children are recommended to be seen at age 6-9 months, 3 years, 5 years and annually while they are in school.
Adults are recommended to have an eye exam at least every 2 years.
Seniors are recommended to have an eye exam at least once a year.
Your child should have his/her first eye exam between 6 and 9 months old. If you have a family history of amblyopia or strabismus and have concerns, you may want to have your child examined earlier.
A comprehensive eye exam with a doctor of optometry will include measuring your vision, an evaluation of your visual system, and an assessment of your ocular health.
Got an eye exam coming up and have some questions or concerns? Here are some eye care related questions and answers that may help. If your questions isn’t answered here, please feel free to contact us or talk to your optometrist during your visit with us.
Contact lens wearers have a higher risk for keratitis, pink eye or conjunctivitis than non wearers. Lower your risk of infection by:
*using fresh contact lens solution daily.
*keep your contact lens case clean and replace regularly
*always wash your hands before handling contacts
*do not sleep with your contact lenses in
Corneal cloudiness or redness may be signs of corneal disease.
Symptoms of corneal disease may include:
*severe pain in the eye
*blurred or cloudy vision
*sensitivity to light and tearing
*headache, nausea, and fatigue
Most patients do not require glasses after corrective laser surgery. In some cases people may still glasses for reading, office work or a lesser power correction for distance.
Rapid changes or sustained high levels of blood sugar can cause damage to blood vessels resulting in various changes in the retina and other parts of the eye. Early eye damage may not show any symptoms. Therefore, early detection is imperative to avoid permanent damage.