Q: When should a child have his or her first eye exam?
A: While the Pediatricians do an excellent job monitoring the visual system of a child. We can conduct eye exams on children as young as one year old. A pediatric ophthalmologist would be needed if there were problems detected sooner.
Q: If my child has a vision screening at school, do they need to see an optometrist?
A: School nurses also do a great job of screening pupils. If he or she has not had a recent eye exam and the nurse detects a condition, an eye exam should be scheduled.
Q: Can I purchase glasses or contact lenses with an outside prescription?
A: Yes, our optical dispensing has been serving the community since 1955. Many of the prescriptions we fill are from other doctors.
Q: Do I have to dilate my eyes?
A: A dilation should be done with your exam periodically depending on your age and certain conditions. Allowing the dilation of your pupils, lets the health professional to see more thoroughly into the eye and determine the presence or signs of early stages of glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts, cholesterol and other eye diseases.
Q: What is a contact lens exam/fitting?
A: A contact lens exam is above and beyond a standard exam. The fitting includes contact lens evaluation, polymer selections, trial lenses (usually the same day), and follow up visits.
Q: What is a polarized lens?
A: Polarized lenses have been long considered the gold standard of sun eyewear. Polarization is a special filtering process by which glare and reflections are significantly reduced. We have all the latest sports and sun lenses, coatings, and ultra violet protective products.