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Will i be able to get a same day appointment?

Same or next day availability is obtainable with many of our optometrists. We have such an abundance of specialists that are available within one database. It makes obtaining availability fast, easy, and convenient.

Will my health insurance cover my a visit with an optometrist?

Our featured specialists accept all commonly used health insurances.

What steps should i use to book my appointments?

You can easily confirm visits online directly through our website. Discover a practitioner who is local 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 decisions.

Will i be able to find optometry near me with after-hours or weekend appointments?

Yes. Many of our professionals provide their patients with an abundance of availability. This includes extended evening hours from Monday-Friday, providing patients with appointment availability after 5pm. Weekend availability is limited and usually offered with shortened clinic hours. Obtain a weekend appointment with an optometrist right here and book online with ease.

Can i find optometry near Me offering virtual visits?

Sight needs to 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. If you do make a virtual appointment, it will most likely be covered by your insurance if the practitioner conducting the visit in-network with your carrier.

What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmologists and optometrists are different due to their level of training and their ability to diagnose and treat different diseases of the orbitals and sight. Optometrists are highly trained professionals offering a range of tests and treatment for sight. They complete a four-year degree of a certified optometrist school. They are only licensed to perform exams, prescribe glasses, lenses, and are trained to detect certain abnormalities of the orbitals. They are also able to prescribe medications pertaining to treatment of the optics. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specializing in sight and optical care. They are licensed to practice medicine and surgery as well as prescribing glasses and contact lenses. They can also choose a subspeciality and complete a couple more years of training and fellowships in treatment of the following:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cornea
  • Retina
  • Pediatrics
  • Oculoplastic
  • Neurology

Can chronic disease cause optical health to deteriorate?

There are many chronic illnesses that can have secondary adverse effects on the health of the optics. If you are afflicted with any of the following illnesses make sure you stay up to date with annual routine examinations.

  • Diabetes
  • Measles
  • Hypertension
  • Lyme Disease
  • Shingles
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Liver disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Blood disorders like sickle cell disease

What medical services does a optometrist offer?

These health professionals specialize in the vision treatments and common ocular abnormalities and perform the following medical services.

  • Vision tests and exams
  • Glasses and contact lens prescriptions
  • Manage and monitor ocular conditions related to chronic diseases
  • Treatment for dryness and glaucoma
  • Vision therapy

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 eye 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 do i know If i need to go to the emergency room from an eye emergency?

It is recommended to seek immediate medical attention if you have a foreign object stuck in an orbital, you have experienced a chemical spill, or you believe you have scratched your eye. The warning signs are swelling, redness, pain, or even more severely you could be experiencing:

  • Loss of sight
  • Different sized pupils
  • Double vision
  • Pain in the orbitals accompanied with a headache
  • Pain in the orbitals that won’t go away
  • Bleeding from the orbitals

What should i do if i get a dangerous chemical in eye?

The following is recommended if you are exposed to a dangerous chemical:

  • Wash hands before touching the area
  • Turn your head to the side, hole open the lids, and let water run over for 15 minutes
  • Remove contacts
  • Head to an emergency room
  • Continue to flush with water until you can see your provider.

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