Eye Care FAQs

How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?

Routine annual eye care is essential to ensure optimal visual performance. It’s also crucial in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring medical eye conditions and eye diseases that could lead to preventable vision loss.

What Does It Mean To Have 20/20 Vision?

It’s the ability to see an object clearly from 20 feet away. Having 20/20 vision doesn’t necessarily mean you have perfect vision. 20/20 vision only indicates the sharpness or clarity of vision at a distance. Other important vision skills contribute to your overall visual ability, including peripheral awareness, eye coordination, depth perception, focusing ability and color vision.

Should I Be Worried About Eye Floaters & Flashes Of Light?

Eye floaters aren’t always an eye emergency. Most people will experience some degree of floaters as they age and need not worry. Yet, if you notice a sudden increase in eye floaters, please contact us immediately — especially if you also see light flashes or have sudden vision loss. These types of floaters must be addressed immediately by an eye doctor. Keeping your eyes healthy and spotting vision problems before the floaters arrive is best done with regularly scheduled eye exams.

Can I Sleep In My Contacts? 

It isn’t safe to sleep while wearing contacts, even if you are taking a nap. The occasional or accidental nap in your contacts can increase the risk of infection and potential severe damage to your cornea. If you think there’s a chance you could fall asleep, it’s best to remove your contact lenses first. If you do happen to sleep in your contacts, remove them right away upon waking. Clean your contacts, put them away, and then moisturize your eyes with rewetting drops. Wear your glasses to allow your eyes to relax and heal. If symptoms persist, call our office.