Do you take insurance?
We accept most vision insurance. We
are accepting providers under many insurance plans. It is best
however for you to check with your insurance company (the telephone
number is on the back of your card) to be certain you will be
covered at our office.
I already have an eyeglass prescription; do I need to make an
appointment to pick out glasses?
No, Come in anytime during
our office hours and one of our opticians will be happy to help you
choose the frames and lenses best suited for you.
long will it take for my glasses to come in?
Glasses take 7-10 days. However, if you need your glasses and you
are in a bind let our opticians know and we will do what we can to
get them sooner.
What is the difference between a regular
bifocal and a no line bifocal?
A "regular" bifocal has a
visible line and there is an abrupt change in power from distance to
near. A no line bifocal or "progressive" lens has no visible line
and the power changes gradually from far to near vision. This allows
the patient to see clearly at intermediate distances as well as far
I don’t see as well at night as I do during the
day. Is that normal?
Yes. Your eyes are not designed to see
as well at night because the reduced light entering the eye at night
causes the pupil to enlarge or dilate.. This enlargement creates
several different types of aberration and light scatter, which
reduces the optical quality of what you are looking at. Anti Glare
lenses can be added to your lenses to help with your vision at
night. Ask one of our opticians and they can help you make the right
selection of lenses for your needs.
Why do I need to have
my eyes dilated?
A dilated pupil allows the doctor to see the
center as well as the peripheral retina more clearly. This is not
only important for checking the health of the eyes, but also your
general health as well. Diseases such as diabetes and high blood
pressure can often be diagnosed or suspected, based on thorough
At what age should a child have their first
A professional exam should be done by the
age of 5. If your child is using one eye only, this can easily go
undetected. A good baseline exam will rule out amplyopia (lazy eye)
and allow the doctor to check the general health of the eye.
Does getting glasses make the eyes dependent and cause
the need for stronger lenses later?
No, absolutely not!
Eyeglass lenses bend light that enters the eye so that it focuses
directly on the retina to provide clear comfortable vision.
Structural changes in the eye over time, which are independent of
wearing glasses, are what cause the prescription to change.
Does Lasik surgery correct your vision forever?
Lasik surgery is designed to correct distance vision. Due to the
normal aging process, some correction for reading may be necessary
at some point after the age of forty.