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Because everyone's ocular health is different, and not all ocular health issues come with symptoms, it is important to have your eyes checked regularly. It is recommended that children as young as six months to 18 years old have their eyes checked annually. Persons 19-64 years old are recommended to see their optometrist every two year. Person 65+ are recommended to come annually. If you are Diabetic it is important to have your eyes checked annually as well.
You should always follow the guidelines for your glasses which your Optometrist has set out for you. For example, if you require glasses only for reading it is important to make sure you are not wearing them for distance vision. Doing so can cause your eyes to work harder, which could to more harm than good.
Taking frequent breaks from TV and computer screens, ensure you don't hold reading material too close to your face. Ensure you are following your eye training program as recommended by your Optometrist, and wearing prescriptions glasses as instructed. Also, maintaining a diet high in eye healthy foods is a great way to maintain ocular health.
Optometrist's recommend that children have their eyes checked starting at six-months old.
Assessment of an infants eyes is focused on the strength of the eyes, eye muscle status, and eye health to ensure proper vision development. Critical information can be obtained from your child's eyes without them verbally acknowledging a shape or letter!
Absolutely! This allows us to verify your prescription for any changes. We can also inspect the lens for scratches and ensure that your glasses are fitting you correctly.
If you are a contact lens wearer, yes! This allows the Optometrist to assess the fit and level of vision. If adjustments are required they can be made at this time. In case the Optometrist requires you to remove your contacts, we ask you to bring along your contact case to your exam.
Most patients find they can drive after eye exams. However, the doctor may give you drops which will dilate your eyes for several hours after your exam. This causes more sunlight to get into your eyes and some light sensitive patients find that they would rather have someone else drive. The doctor will talk with you if they feel that dilation is necessary and this is a portion of the exam which can be done for at a later time if you require different arrangements to be made.
Single-Vision lenses provide vision corrections for one viewing area. This corrected area can be for far distance or near distance.
Multifocal lenses are comprised of no-line progressives, bifocals, and trifocals. These types of lenses are recommended when you require correction for both distance and near vision.
This type of lens is designed to allow you to see at distance, intermediate, and near with no lines or sections. The absence of bifocal lines make these lenses more aesthetically pleasing and you will be able to enjoy continuous vision from far to near.
The sun's UV rays do pose potential harm to your eyes. For that reason we do recommend UV protection for all of our lenses. UV filters on your lenses shield your eyes from harmful UV rays much like sunscreen does for your skin.