Are contact lenses worth the extra money?
Many ophthalmologists and optometrists highly recommend disposable contact lenses. They are a wise choice health wise because there is less opportunity for protein and bacteria to build up on them. Also, if you wear daily contact lenses, which are thrown away at the end of the day, you won’t need to buy solutions to clean and disinfect them after use.
What kinds of contact lenses are available?
Contact lenses come in various material types’ replacement schedules and wear schedules. Many wearers find disposable contact lenses and extended wear contacts the most convenient.
Why should I bother to go to the eye doctor when I can simply pick up an inexpensive pair of spectacles at a store?
Some people do have good luck with over-the-counter reading glasses. However, you need to visit your eye doctor regularly for 2 main reasons:
- Eye examinations are the only way to catch ‘Silent’ diseases in their early stages, when they are more easily treated.
- One-eye-fits-all reading glasses do not work well for people who have a different prescription in each eye, or whose eyes are not centred in the lens. Headaches are a common problem in those cases.
How do I avoid annoying reflections on my spectacles?
Anti-reflective coating helps you to see through your spectacles more easily, your eyes are more visible and eliminates the annoying glaze in photos taken with a flash.
What are the warning signs that a child might need glasses?
Here are lists of possibilities that might trigger a child to wear spectacles:
- Consistently sitting close to the television or holding a book to close.
- Losing his/her place while reading
- Using a finger to follow along while reading
- Tilting the head for better visualisation
- Frequent eye rubbing
- Sensitivity to light
Are sunglasses essential?
Sunglasses are a must as they prevent the eyes from sun damages and at the same time, they can improve eye vision.
Why are eye exams important?
Routine eye exams can detect vision problems, eye diseases and general health problems before you are aware if a problem exists.
What is an orthoptist?
Orthoptists are eyecare professionals mainly involved with diagnosing patients with binocular vision disorders. They work closely with ophthalmologists to ensure that patients with eye muscle disorders are offered a full range of treatment options.
What is an optometrist?
Optometrists are licensed medical professionals trained to prescribe and fit lenses to improve vision, and to diagnose and treat various eye diseases.