Frequently Asked Questions
In case of Eye Emergencies and Crisis Situations…
Please Call 911 or GO DIRECTLY TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM!
I am having an urgent problem and need to see my optometrist Please advise the receptionist if you are having an urgent condition. The doctor will always try and get you in that day.
Your eyes must last you a lifetime. Just like with the dentist, “prevention is the best medicine”.
We recommend a comprehensive eye examination once a year. That’s because changes in the eye can be very minute, or can sometimes occur rapidly. Our eyes indicate other systematic conditions we may be unaware of, such as stroke, diabetes or high blood pressure.
During each 45-minute exam, we inspect and assess visual acuity and refractive error to determine whether you need corrective lenses or a new prescription. We will also check monocular, binocular and peripheral vision, test for glaucoma and eye pressures, and assess the interior and exterior health of your eyes.
Children, beginning at age five, should see an eye doctor each year to be checked for Amblyopia (lazy eye), color vision, and binocular vision—in addition to having their basic eye health assessed.
The use of high-definition digital retinal fundus photography allows us to keep an ongoing digital timeline of your eye retinal and optic nerve scans. We can track, compare and diagnose even the smallest changes within the eye. Issues, which previously went undetected for years, are now addressed at their infancy.