(FAQ's) Frequently Asked Questions
We know the medical industry has lots of hard terminology, so our team has put together some of the most frequently asked questions for you….
Our eye exam is $99 and includes a single vision pair of glasses. The single vision glasses include a plastic lens powers up to 4.00 D sphere and 2.00 D cylinder with in stock special selection frame. Not included with insurance benefits. Not to be combined with other offers.
We accept most vision plans, PPO Medical Insurance and Medicare. The Vision plans we accept are VSP (Vision Service Plan), EyeMed, Medical Eye Services (MES) , Spectera, Davis and Premier Eye Care.
Contact lens fitting fees vary starting at $40. We have an eye exam and 7 pairs of contact lenses special for $189. It includes the Avaira Vitality or Miru Monthly lens.
We usually do not dilate your eyes on your first visit. We have a retinal scanner that allows us to see your retina without dilating your eye. The retinal scanner is an excellent technology for patients with diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, hypertension or any one concerned about evaluating the retina.
Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea. The cornea is the transparent tissue at the front of the eye, with keratoconus the cornea thins and a cone presents on the corneas surface. This irregular shape of the cornea causes poor vision. Vision can be improved by fitting specialty contact lenses on the eye to cover up the irregularity of the cornea which then offers excellent vision.
A hybrid contact lens is a lens that has a gas permeable middle with a soft skirt attached to the edge of the gas permeable portion of lens.
A multifocal contact lens is a lens that gives quality vision at all distances for patients over 40 or presbyopic patients.
Yes, we offer all types of lenses on the market including the blue locking anti glare coatings for computer users.
We recommend a full eye exam at the age of 4 for all children. We want to rule out lazy eye at a young age since we can treat and improve the vision of a lazy eye at a young age. After the age of 10 the vision of a lazy eye can not be improved making it imperative we catch all lazy eyes at a young age. Unfortunately, the pediatricians and school nurses miss over 50% of lazy eyes in their screenings.
A bifocal lens has a line demarcating the far vision optics from the near reading optics. A progressive lens has no line and has optics for all distances of vision, far vision, intermediate vision and near reading distance. There are many different progressive designs on the market, some better than others. Newer digital progressives have wider intermediate and reading optics than older standard progressives. There are also computer progressives that offer better ergonomics and optics for computer and reading reducing eye strain along with neck and shoulder pain.
We can dispense any progressive lens on the market. There are many different progressive lens designs on the market, some better than others. Newer digital progressives have wider intermediate and reading optics than older standard progressives. There are also computer progressives that offer better ergonomics and optics for computer and reading reducing eye strain along with neck and shoulder pain.
An Optometrist is a doctor of Optometry that performs eye exams for eye glasses, contact lenses along with medical eye visits for red eyes, glaucoma and other medical eye issues. An Ophthalmologist is a doctor of medicine that performs eye exams and surgeries of the eye. An Optician is a person who fits and dispenses eye glasses but does not perform eye examinations.
Presbyopia is the inability for the eye to focus up close. Presbyopia happens to everyone after the age of 40 or so. Presbyopia is the reason people need reading glasses or multifocal lenses like bifocals or progressive lenses.
A Cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens in the eye. Over time the crystalline lens of the eye becomes cloudy due to moisture sealing into the lens. The lens is relatively dry in order to maintain it's clarity but over time moisture sets in the lens and decreases vision. Keep having birthdays and you will develop cataracts.
LASIk eye surgery is a reshaping of the cornea by laser to eliminate your myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism.
We co-manage LASIK and can go over what LASIK can do for you during your eye examination.
Astigmatism is a common imperfection in the curvature of the eye that causes blurred distance and near vision. Astigmatism occurs when either the front surface of the eye (cornea) or the lens, inside your eye, has mismatched curves.
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