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Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need a referral to see an ophthalmologist?

1. Complex Eye Conditions: If you have a complex or severe eye condition, such as advanced glaucoma, retinal disorders, or cataracts that require surgery, your optometrist may refer you to an ophthalmologist for specialized care.

2. Specialized Eye Surgery: Referrals are often required for surgical procedures like cataract surgery, LASIK, corneal transplants, or retinal surgery. Ophthalmologists have specialized training in these surgeries.

What is polarized sunglasses?

Polarized sunglasses are specialized eyewear designed to reduce glare and enhance visual clarity in bright, reflective environments. They contain a polarizing filter that selectively blocks horizontally polarized light waves, which are responsible for intense glare from surfaces like water, roads, and snow. By filtering out this glare-inducing light, polarized sunglasses significantly improve visibility and comfort, making them ideal for activities such as driving, fishing, skiing, and more. Additionally, they offer protection against harmful UV rays, contributing to eye health. These sunglasses are a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts and anyone seeking clearer, more comfortable vision in sunny conditions.

What are the signs of an eye emergency, and what should I do if I experience one?

Signs of an eye emergency may include sudden vision loss, eye injury, severe eye pain, and sudden flashes or floaters. In case of an eye emergency, seek immediate medical attention.

Can you help with dry eye treatment?

Yes, we provide diagnosis and treatment options for dry eye syndrome, which may include artificial tears, prescription medications, or lifestyle changes.

How can I protect my eyes from UV damage?

Wearing sunglasses that offer UV protection is essential. Look for sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat can also help.

What are the signs of digital eye strain, and how can I prevent it?

Signs include eye fatigue, dryness, and headaches. To prevent digital eye strain, follow the 20-20-20 rule (take a 20-second break every 20 minutes, looking at something 20 feet away), adjust screen settings, and ensure proper lighting.

Do you offer pediatric eye exams?

Yes, we provide comprehensive eye exams for children to monitor their eye health, vision development, and address any potential issues.

How can I order prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses through your clinic?

You can order prescription eyewear through our clinic by visiting our office or using our online ordering system. We'll help you choose the right frames and lenses based on your prescription and style preferences.

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