FAQ's

What Does Vision Therapy Involve?
Vision Therapy is a type of program which is focused on improving the visual abilities of a person. This program often makes use of several methods which include occlusion (patching), prisms and lenses, testing, and eye exercises in the treatment of several types of visual issues.
If I Wear My Glasses Will They Protect My Eyes From A Computer Screen?
Yes, there are computer glasses that are designed to protect your eyes from the light emitted from the screen. Anti-glare glasses are made specifically for working on a computer as they work on lowering eye strain caused by working on a computer. The anti-reflective coatings used on these glasses are made to decrease the glare which bounces off a computer screen.
Can I Wear Glasses When Playing Sports?
When it comes to contact sports it is not advisable to wear glasses. You should consult with an optometrist if you require vision correction while playing sports. In most cases, the ideal solution would be to use contact lenses. For non-contact sports, it is usually alright to wear your glasses.
What Is Meant By Vision Insurance?
“Vision Insurance” is a term used commonly to describe wellness and health plans that lower your costs involved for routine eye exams ( preventative eye care) and contact lenses or eyeglasses (prescription eyewear). Some fo the Vision Plans even offer a discount on voluntary vision correction surgeries such as PRK and LASIK.
Are Plastic Or Metal Eyeglass Frames Better?
Even though the metal frames are usually more durable, the plastic frames used for eyeglasses are still a more budget-friendly and common option.
What Is The Importance Of An Eye Exam?
An annual eye examination is important to identify other health problems that may be serious. Over the course of a comprehensive eye examination, an eye doctor is able to evaluate and observe the condition and health of blood vessels present in the retina. This is an accurate predictor of blood vessel health throughout the rest of the body.
What Should I Bring To An Eye Exam?
• Your current contact lenses, sunglasses, and glasses.
• A list of the medications that you are on, including prescription and non-prescription.
• The contact details of your primary care physician.

If the appointment involves dilating your pupils, which most annual eye exams do, ask a family member or a friend to take you and fetch you.
When Should I See An Eye Doctor?
Many of the eye-care experts suggest that you should be going for a comprehensive eye examination every 1 to 2 years, which will depend on your risk factors, your age, and whether or not you are currently wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses. Children also require routine eye exams in order to identify vision issues that could be interfering with the way that they are learning.
Why Do People Wear Eyeglasses?
A refractive error occurs when the shape of the eye is abnormal. This will mean that the eye is not bending light in the correct way in order to create clear pictures. Wearing contacts or glasses is usually a solution to correct these issues and to assist you to see more clearly.
In What Way Do Glasses Help Me To See Better?
Contact lenses or glasses correct vision as they allow the eyes to focus any light at the correct spot on your retina. This a spot that is able to produce clear images. The lab that will design your glasses requires these numbers in order to make lenses to correct the way in which your eye or eyes bend light.


Optometry FAQ: Your Top 5 Questions Answered

Quality eye care is a priority to us at the Fifty Dollar Eye Guy .  If you are seeking an optometrist in Pensacola Florida,  the independent doctors of optometry are here to provide you with high-quality eye care at an affordable price.  When seeking an optometrist or eye care specialist, people often have questions regarding their eye care.

Here are some commonly asked questions our doctors  answer every day:

How often should I have my eyes examined?

A comprehensive eye exam is recommended once a year.  We like to say, check yearly to see clearly.  During your visit the doctor will check to see if there has been a change in prescription as well as check the health of the eye.  If detected early, many sight-threatening diseases, can be treated to prevent, or slow, the progression of any vision loss. Patients who are diabetic or have a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration should be checked yearly and at times more frequently.


 At what age should I bring in my child for an eye examination?

Children should receive their first comprehensive eye examination before the age of 3 and again before they enter school, unless a specific condition or history of family childhood vision problems necessitates an earlier examination. Many delays in learning can be common vision problems that children struggle with everyday in the classroom. Having an eye exam before school starts is imperative to setting a good foundation 


 Will my eyes get worse if I wear my glasses all the time?

No. Wearing glasses will not cause your eyes to get worse but, wearing your glasses will help you see better.  Some people believe their uncorrected vision becomes worse after wearing glasses for a while.  What is in fact taking place is your brain is getting used to 20/20 and is adapting and liking the new clearer image, so when you remove your glasses the brain rejects the blurry image. Give your eyes the vision it deserves.


Why do you need to dilate my eyes?

Dilation is a critical part of every comprehensive eye examination.  When dilating your eyes, we look for any signs of rips or holes in your retina. We look for any eye tumors or cancers, any signs of diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, macular degeneration or any other disease that could affect your vision. Many diseases and conditions can be found at their earliest stages during an eye exam.  If found and treated early on, your risk of losing vision is much less.


 Is there anything I can do help stop my prescription from getting worse since I am near-sighted?

Many factors go into patients who are myopic or near-sighted.  Nearsightedness can be corrected by wearing glasses, contact lenses or by having refractive surgery. Another great option is orthokeratology, a non-surgical procedure where you wear special rigid gas permeable contact lenses at night that reshapes the cornea while you are sleeping. You take off the lenses in the morning and your cornea temporarily preserves the shape, so you can see clearly during the day without glasses or contact lenses. Orthokeratology and a related GP contact lens procedure called corneal refractive therapy (CRT) have been proven effective at temporarily correcting mild to moderate amounts of myopia. Paragon CRT lenses are a great option for those who are too young for LASIK or are not good candidates for refractive surgery for other motives.

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