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Get fast, convenient, and quality treatment for your ocular health and vision. Book a same day appointment or walk-in to a nearby location for immediate attention.

Is there an optical provider who will accept my health insurance?

Most locations accept all commonly used health insurances.

How do I use the website to make my appointments online?

You can easily confirm appointments online directly through our website. Discover a location in proximity to you. Make sure the provider you are interested in can offer you clinic hours that fit your schedule. Then choose the clinician who fits all your medical requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your health decisions.

Is an after-hours or weekend appointment obtainable at an Eye Care Center Near Me?

Many opitcal treatment locations have availability most days of the week with after-hours Monday-Friday. This includes anything booked after 5pm during the week. This availability is perfect for the working or school schedule. Weekend availability is also possible due to our extensive network of providers. Find and book a weekend appointment completely online.

Will I be able to book a telemedicine evaluation at an Eye Care Center Near Me?

Optical issues should usually be addressed in person with a variety of tests. Some providers offer virtual consultations but most times the patients end up coming in to see a provider in-person.

Will I be able to get a same day appointment?

Same or next day availability is obtainable with many of our optometrists. Our extensive network of optical doctors allows patients from all over to find a local optometrist with convenient availability. Most users can make an appointment within 24 hours of their initial search. There is also a potential for walk-in capabilities at many locations, offering immediate attention when you need it most.

What does 20/20 vision mean?

20/20 is the level of sharpness when it comes to how well you can see. The top “20” refers to the distance the patient is standing from the chart; approximately 20 feet. The bottom “20” refers to the line on the exam chart.

Is it bad to sleep with contacts in?

There are many reasons why it is a bad idea to sleep in your contact lenses. For one, the contact sits directly on the iris and pupil so when you sleep you are depriving it of adequate oxygen. Also, leaving contacts in why you sleep increases your chances of an infection greatly. Not to mention, your lenses will not hold their integrity if they are worn to bed on a regular basis. Even if you are wearing extended wear contact lenses, it is important to remove them every night before you go to bed.

How old do you have to be to use contact lenses?

If you are asking this question for your child, there really isn’t an age that is most appropriate. It depends on the maturity level of each patient. If you believe your child will be responsible with contact lenses and be able to use them properly, then it will be okay for your child to use contacts.

Are there subspecialities for an Ophthalmologist?

Most medical specialties have subspecialities and extensive training for some of our most high-quality practitioners. There are many subspecialities an ophthalmologist can specialize in.

  • Anterior Segment and Cataracts/Refractive Surgery
  • Cornea and External Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuro
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Oculoplastic and Orbit reconstruction surgery

What is included in a comprehensive ocular exam?

A comprehensive exam is a more extensive evaluation of the health of each orbital as well as the strength and sharpness of your vision. It involves a series of tests and procedures.

  • Assessments/refraction: This is a test that determines how “in focus” the patient’s sight is. The assessment will end in the possible prescription of glasses if they are needed to improve the clarity of sight.
  • Binocular vision: Determination of depth perception
  • Disease: Diagnose and treatment of a variety of ocular diseases as well as tests for illness that could lead to ocular disease such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroid issues, cancer, and HIV
  • Pre/post-op: Pre and/or post-op care for retinal surgery, refractive surgery, or cataract surgery.

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. It is caused when the increase levels of glucose in the blood cause vessel damage of the retina. Retinopathy can develop in both type 1 and type 2 diabetics. The longer you are diabetic and the more out of control your blood glucose levels are the more likely you are to develop retinopathy. Regular check-up with your primary physician or an endocrinologist along with routine exams with a local provider will help decrease your likelihood of being afflicted with diabetic retinopathy.

Symptoms include:

  • Loss of vision
  • Spots or floaters in your field of sight
  • Blurriness
  • Fluctuation of sight
  • Dark areas in your field of sight

Risk factors include:

  • Long term diabetic
  • Hypertension
  • tobacco use
  • Certain ethnicities
  • Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Poor maintenance of circulating glucose levels

Possible Complications:

  • Hemorrhage in the vitreous
  • Detachment of the retina
  • Glaucoma
  • Permeant blindness

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