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Frequently-Asked Questions – Family Eye Clinic
Frequently-Asked Questions 2019-06-17T16:20:48-08:00
What age groups are candidates? 2019-06-29T22:16:43-08:00

Optomap is recommended for patients of all ages, including children.

Is Optomap as comprehensive as the old way I had my eyes examined? 2019-06-29T22:15:34-08:00

Optomap gives your doctor a comprehensive view that was previously unavailable, and adds to your doctor’s ability to diagnose the health of your eye.

How long has Optomap been available? 2019-06-17T15:59:07-08:00

Optomap has been available since 1999.

I don’t have vision insurance; can I still get an eye exam? 2019-06-17T15:53:05-08:00

Yes.  Many conditions are covered under medical insurance: glaucoma, diabetes, floaters, eye pain, sudden changes in vision, retinal detachment, foreign bodies, pink eye, just to name a few.  If you call ahead with your insurance information, we are happy to look up your benefits and let you know what is covered and what is not.

Should children get eye exams? 2019-06-17T15:43:55-08:00

Yes.  In fact, babies under 12 months old may get an INFANTsee exam.  Dr. David will evaluate their vision and eye health free of charge.  All you have to do is fill out the paperwork in our office.  More about the INFANTsee program is available here.

A child should have an eye exam again at age 3, then again before school starts, then every year or two thereafter.  Here’s a good resource.

Do you offer any free eye exams for babies or children? 2019-06-17T15:47:55-08:00

Yes.  Babies under 12 months old may get an INFANTsee exam.  Dr. David will evaluate their vision and eye health free of charge.  All you have to do is fill out the paperwork in our office.  More about the INFANTsee program is available here.

Aren’t school exams good enough for kids? 2019-06-17T15:42:56-08:00

No.  School exams only do a quick visual test, whereas an optometrist’s office does a more in-depth vision test as well as check’s your child’s overall eye health.

How often do we recommend getting an eye exam? 2019-05-20T17:51:19-08:00

Every 1-2 years; Dr. David will look at your case and make a personal recommendation based on your vision and eye health history.

Adults 61 and over should have annual eye exams.

Can the clinic staff buff out scratches on your glasses? 2019-05-20T17:50:27-08:00

No.  Once your lens is scratched, the only way to get clear vision is to order new lenses.  When ordering glasses, it’s best to get an anti-scratch coating on your lens, to help avoid marking them.  

What is the best way to clean glasses? 2019-05-20T17:48:04-08:00

Use a soft cloth; an old cotton T-shirt or a cloth baby diaper work well. DON’T use Kleenex or paper towels – the fibers in paper can scratch glasses.  If there’s grit or dirt on your glasses, rinse with water before you use the cloth; otherwise you risk scratching your lenses.  Wash your lenses using non-lotion dish soap.  (Oils in dish soap can cause the lenses to streak.)

TIP: You can wash the cloths you use to clean your glasses in your washing machine, but if your detergent has added lotion or you use fabric softener, the cloth will absorb these oils and streak your glasses when you try to clean them.  It may be better to hand wash these cloths.

What is good contact lens hygiene? 2019-06-17T16:13:36-08:00

Daily-wear patients who follow Dr. David’s recommendations for the care and handling of their lenses significantly reduce the risk of contracting infection. To ensure the health of your eyes, always…

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before handling your contacts.
  • Use only a recommended saline solution to rinse and store your contacts.
  • Remove your contacts every night.
  • Change your lenses within the time frame recommended.