F.A.Q. – Top 8 Questions we hear from patients

Do glasses weaken my vision?

Studies have shown that glasses will optically correct your vision by putting a clear image on your retina, but will not weaken your vision.

Should I be taking eye vitamins?

Studies have shown that vitamins are important in eye function and that certain vitamin supplements can help halt the progression of mild macular degeneration.

When should my child's eyes be examined?

We can perform eye exams as early as 6 months, but recommend to have your child’s eyes checked by at least age three. This is an important time to have any visual impairment diagnosed and corrected so the eyes can develop properly.

What are the spots floating in my vision?

Spots, or floaters, are typically caused by the natural aging of the eye causing the vitreous gel inside the eye to form small clumps which can cast a shadow onto the retina and be seen on occasion. A sudden shower of floaters especially accompanied by flashing lights in one’s vision should be evaluated by the optometrist as soon as possible.

What is nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is the condition that gives blurred vision at distance but clear vision for objects at near. This is easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses.

What can I do for my dry eyes?

There are several different dry eye treatments that can help alleviate the symptoms of this chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with our office for a dry eye work-up and evaluation to allow the doctors come up with the best treatment plan.

How is a cataract treated?

A cataract is the clouding of one’s natural lens in the eye which causes blurred vision and glare from lights. The only treatment for a cataract is to have the cataract surgically removed and replaced with an intraocular lens.

What does 20/20 mean anyway?

20/20 is what optometry refers to as perfect vision. It means that a snellen acuity letter at 20 feet can be seen by a normal, healthy eye. If one can only see a 20/40 letter this means that an object at 20 feet can be seen at 40 feet by a normal, healthy eye.