I’ve seen advertisements for online eye exams, do I really have to go to an optometrist office for an eye exam?
Online exams are not eye exams. They are superficial vision screenings that do not properly evaluate comprehensive eye health issues or consider one's general health, medications and lifestyle.
What’s the difference between an online prescription test and an eye exam?
An online prescription test is not an eye exam. In most cases, it only screens for a basic vision Rx. In addition to vision correction, an eye exam allows for a health check to rule out eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration, all of which are painless and present no subjective symptoms. A comprehensive eye examination can detect systemic problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and auto immune diseases. An annual eye exam is a must.
I have perfect vision, do I need an eye exam?
Yes. Many people see clearly but not comfortably. You can have “perfect vision” but still experience headaches, eye strain and computer fatigue.
What can I do to maintain healthy eyes?
Wear UV protected sunglasses. Take eye breaks while doing computer work. Make sure your vision prescription is current (annual exam) Eat green leafy vegetables and swing by our Fairfax shop for some housemade carrot juice.