Eye Glass Questions
- Why do some frames cause a reaction on my skin?
Most often it is metal frames that cause a reaction on the skin due to nickel content. Most metal frames are made of a nickel alloy. Other metals used include aluminum, stainless steel, copper, gold, silver and titanium. In general, stainless, titanium and gold are hypoallergenic and recommended to clients who have in the past reacted to metal frame
Plastic frames are made of zyl. Other materials used in plastic frames include Polyamide, Nylon, Carbon and Polycarbonate. In general, Polyamide, Nylon and Optyl frames are all considered hypoallergenic
People with allergy must use hypoallergenic medical silicone and titanium nose pads
- I see fine, why do I need to see an eye Doctor?
Regular eye exams are an important way and sometimes the only way to detect "silent" diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma and other conditions in their early stages. It is recommended to have your eyes checked once a year as part of your overall health initiative
- How Can I stop glare at night or at a computer?
There can be many causes for this condition. In most cases, the problem can be minimized or completely addressed by the use of anti-reflective lenses. This product is often the perfect solution for glare on computer screens or glare from night driving
- Do regular glasses protect my eyes from sun?
No, plastic lenses do not protect your eyes; you can have a UV protective coating applied to your plastic lenses. Polycarbonate will provide you with built-in UV protection. Studies suggest that ultra violet rays may have long-term, damaging effects to your eyes and skin so it is highly recommended that you use lenses with UV protection to protect your eyes
- Do you sell non-prescription sunglasses?
Yes, we sell high quality non-prescription sunglasses. These sunglasses have quality lenses that avoid eye-strain and filter out harmful ultraviolet rays. The ultimate sunglass experience can be enjoyed with "Polarized" which offer the most protection and comfort to the eye. Wearing polarized lenses not only extends your playtime outdoors, but extends the natural life of your eyesight. Do it for your vision.
- Do you sell clip on sunglasses?
Yes; we are able to manufacturer and custom make clip on sunglasses to match the color of your frame and are available in a variety of lens colors to suit your tastes
- Why are my lenses so thick?
Your prescription, measurements, and the size of your frame are the three key factors that will determine final lens thickness. If you are farsighted your lenses will be thicker at their center, if you are nearsighted you lenses will be thicker at their edges. New innovative technology in lens designs, and materials, have allowed for the reduction of overall lens thickness by as much as 60% or more in many cases
- Can I use no line bifocal with fashionable frames?
Yes; Progressive Lenses will allow you to use fashionable frames while maintaining terrific vision at all distances. The visual channel that progresses from distance to intermediate and near vision is wider, more accurate and therefore more comfortable. Progressive Lenses are a perfect choice for desktop and computer use as well
- Do I need to see an Optician for my glasses?
Yes, Licensed Opticians are highly trained professionals who play an indispensable role in dispensing optical glasses. They manufacture eyeglasses based on their education and intensive training. They have a vast knowledge of lens availability, lens quality, lens technology and frames. They also trained to assist in the selection of eyewear, based on the requirements of each individual patient needs
Contact Lens Questions
- Can I wear Contact Lenses?
With the newest contact lens designs and materials available today, our practitioners are able to fit patients who may not have had success wearing contact lenses in the past. Whether due to poor vision, astigmatism, comfort issues, or dry eyes, there are many more choices in contact lens design and materials to meet those challenges. You can try them before you buy them
- What brand and type of contact lenses do you carry?
We carry every brand and type available in the market. After we examine your eyes, review your medical history, and read the prescription, we can advise you as to which contact lens is most suitable for you.
The contact lenses available in the market are as follow
- Daily Disposables
- Two-week Replacement Disposables
- One-month Replacement Disposables
- Conventional Contact Lenses
- Opaque Color Contact Lenses; will change dark color eyes
- Color Enhancer: enhance the light color eyes like blue, hazel and green
- Toric Lenses: design for eyes with Astigmatism
- Bifocal Contact Lenses; design for people who needs correction for distance, intermediate and close
- What is involved in a Contact Lens Exam?
We will examine your eyes to determine if you are a good candidate for contact lens use. We will also assess the health of your eyes and take measurements such as the diameter and curvature of your eyes to ensure proper fit and to provide you with the most accurate vision while ensuring that your eyes remain healthy with the lenses. We are happy to order you a trial set so you can try the lens before committing to it.
- What is involved in Contact Lens Fitting?
When your lenses are ready, a fitting examination is scheduled as a practice session. This will allow you to try your new lenses and for us to teach you how to insert and remove them comfortably and confidently. We will also look at the lenses on your eyes and determine if any changes need to be made. If the lenses fit well and you are seeing well with them, a follow up exam is scheduled 2 weeks after the practice session.
- Why is a yearly Contact Lens eye exam important?
Seeing 20/20 is not the only reason for a contact lens exam. Since the eye is a sensitive organ, it is susceptible to irritation and infection that may be caused by contact lens wear. Problems that are undetectable to you can develop into more serious conditions. It is therefore vital to your eye health to make sure that your contact lenses fit properly and are allowing enough oxygen to reach the cells of the cornea. During the annual contact lens exam, your eye care professional evaluates the health of your eyes and condition of your lenses
- Can I swim or shower with my Contact Lenses on?
There are two main reasons why you should not swim or shower with your contact lenses; possible loss of the lenses and more importantly contamination of the lenses which may lead to irritation and infection. The soft contact lenses will absorb any chemicals or germs in the water. They will then stay in or on the lens for several hours, irritating the eyes and possibly causing infection
- Can children wear Contact Lenses?
The deciding factor for whether a child should wear contact lenses depends on the child's maturity and level of responsibility. Children of all ages can tolerate contact lenses well. Parents should make that judgment based on the child's personal hygiene habits and their ability to perform household chores
- Can I safely wear my disposable Contact Lenses longer?
In order to maintain optimal eye health and comfort, it is important to follow your practitioner's instruction and follow the prescribed wearing schedule.
- Can I safely wear my extended wear Contact Lenses?
It is not advisable to wear extended wear lenses overnight. Extended contact lens wearers may have an increased risk for corneal edema and infections primarily due to poor care and cleaning. Bacterial build up and corneal neovascularization have historically been a common complication of extended lens wear