Comprehensive Eye Care
Everyone should follow a health program that includes a comprehensive eye exam whether or not they are having signs of vision problems. The eye exam is a medical tool that tells us that your eyes are healthy. Most eye problems can be corrected if detected and treated early. Treatment may preserve vision and prevent further vision loss; untreated problems can result in permanent vision loss. Most adults should have eye exams every two years. Seniors and adults with risk factors such as diabetes, previous eye trauma or injury, family history of glaucoma or other eye problems, or adults of African American or Hispanic heritage may need eye exams more frequently. Eye care is essential for maintaining good vision.
Pediatric Eye Care
Early eye exams and proper treatment for children are very important. Untreated vision problems could cause learning disabilities or poor vision later in life. Treatments for strabismus (misaligned eyes that may point in different directions or appear crossed) or amblyopia (lazy eye) are most successful when caught early. Treatment may include glasses, eye exercises, patches, or surgery.
EPIC Refracting – one of the most beneficial aspects of the Epic is its ability to compare your vision three ways:
1) without corrective eyewear, 2) using an old prescription, and 3) using your new prescription.
The comparison helps you adjust to a change in your prescription and to see your vision improve immediately.
Contact Lens Care
If you wear contact lenses, follow your eye doctor’s guidelines for “Healthy Lens Habits” to reduce the risk of complications from wearing contact lenses.
- Replace contact lenses as scheduled.
- Do not nap or sleep in contact lenses unless approved by your eye doctor.
- Clean lenses daily by rubbing them gently with contact lens solution & then rinsing with fresh solution.
- Only use contact lens solutions for cleaning. Do not use tap water.
- Do not put contact lenses in your mouth.
- Replace the contact lenses case every three months.
- Do not share contact lenses with anyone.
- If you develop any redness, pain, tearing, light sensitivity or blurred vision, make an appointment with your eye doctor.