Our Optometrist Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about eye exams, your appointment or what’s considered an eye emergency? We answer our most frequently asked questions here!
How often should I come in for an eye exam?
Ideally, you should schedule an eye exam every year. However, if you’re having any sort of sudden changes in your vision or eye discomfort, contact us for an appointment even if you’ve already had an annual exam.
When should I bring my child in for an eye exam?
If you notice that your child has any potential vision problems, it’s always a good idea to bring them in for an appointment. Otherwise, we recommend that you bring your child in for their first eye exam around the time that they start school or the age of five.
Will I get a prescription for corrective lenses during my appointment?
Yes! If you’ve had an eye exam, you will get a prescription for either glasses or contacts, depending on your preference. However, remember that a contact lens exam is slightly different from your regular eye exam. Your optometrist will have to measure your eyes to ensure they recommend the correct contact lenses for comfort and vision accuracy.
I broke my glasses! What should I do?
Our opticians can repair some eyeglasses in-office. Give us a call and we’ll let you know if we can help repair your frames or if you need a new pair of glasses.
Am I a candidate for laser eye surgery?
The only way to know for sure if you qualify for LASIK eye surgery is to schedule a pre-op appointment with an optometrist, who will examine your eyes and review your health history to determine if you’re a candidate for the procedure. We offer pre-op consultations at Excel Optometry!
My vision seems fine. Why do I need an eye exam?
Even if you don’t have blurry vision, eye exams help detect diseases that may not have symptoms early on, such as diabetes and glaucoma. A simple annual eye exam can help detect any problems with your eyes early, helping you minimize your treatment and keep your eyes healthy for life.