frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of the most common questions and concerns related to eye health, vision care, and our services. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive and easy-to-understand answers to address any doubts you may have about your eye health.


Eye Examinations & Vision Care

We recommend scheduling a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year, even if you don’t have vision problems. Regular eye check-ups can help detect eye conditions early and ensure your prescription is up to date.

Regular eye exams are essential for early detection of eye conditions and maintaining optimal eye health. Many eye problems don’t have obvious symptoms in their early stages, so regular check-ups are crucial for preventive care.

A comprehensive eye exam includes testing for visual acuity, eye muscle coordination, refraction, and overall eye health evaluation. We may also dilate your pupils to get a clear view of the retina and optic nerve.

Before your eye exam, make a list of any vision issues or questions you have. Bring your current eyewear and a list of medications you are taking. Be prepared to discuss your medical history and any family history of eye conditions.

If you experience blurry vision, difficulty reading, or other visual challenges, you may need prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. An eye exam will determine the appropriate vision correction for you.


Eye Health Tips

It’s best to avoid wearing contact lenses while swimming or sleeping, as it increases the risk of eye infections and other complications. Follow the recommended wear schedule provided by your eye care professional.

Protect your eyes during prolonged computer use by following the 20-20-20 rule, adjusting screen settings, using an anti-glare screen, and maintaining proper ergonomic setup.

Yes, ultraviolet (UV) rays can penetrate clouds, so it’s essential to wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection, even on cloudy days. UV rays can harm your eyes and contribute to various eye conditions.

Polarized lenses reduce glare, which can be beneficial for certain activities like driving or water sports. However, UV protection is the primary factor to consider for overall eye health.

Work closely with your primary care physician and eye care professional to manage chronic health conditions effectively. Maintain regular check-ups and follow their recommendations for your eye health.


Age-Related Eye Care

Yes, children need regular eye check-ups to monitor their vision development. Encourage them to take breaks from screens, maintain proper lighting when reading, and protect their eyes during outdoor activities.

Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam at around six months of age. Regular check-ups are essential during early childhood to detect any vision issues and support proper development.

Set screen time limits and encourage outdoor play and other activities that promote healthy vision. Lead by example and engage in screen-free activities together.

Adults aged 18 to 60 years should have comprehensive eye exams at least once every two years. However, if you have certain risk factors or pre-existing eye conditions, more frequent check-ups may be recommended by your eye care professional.

Presbyopia is a common age-related condition where the eye’s lens loses flexibility, making it challenging to focus on close-up objects. It can usually be corrected with reading glasses, multifocal glasses, or multifocal contact lenses.

While some age-related eye conditions are inevitable, you can reduce the risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet rich in eye-healthy nutrients (such as lutein and zeaxanthin), not smoking, managing chronic health conditions like diabetes and hypertension, and protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays.


Eye Emergencies & Safety

If you experience an eye injury or emergency, seek immediate medical attention. Avoid rubbing the eye and don’t try to treat it on your own. Go to the nearest eye care professional or emergency room.

If you have a foreign object in your eye, do not rub it. Rinse your eye with clean water or saline solution and blink several times. If the object doesn’t come out, seek professional help.

It’s best to seek professional help for eye infections. Avoid using over-the-counter eye drops without a proper diagnosis, as some infections may worsen with self-treatment.

Wear appropriate protective eyewear, such as safety glasses or goggles, to shield your eyes from potential hazards at work or during sports.

Yes, certain sports, like racquetball or basketball, require additional eye protection. Always use the appropriate eye gear recommended for each sport to prevent injuries.