Frequently Asked Eye Questions
It is best to have an eye exam every two years. However, if there is any prevailing eye problem, the frequency of eye examination should be determined by the optometrist.
The optometrist is the primary eye care specialist and should be the first eye care practitioner to be contacted in the event of any eye problem.
Prolonged usage of the computer can cause what is known as “Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)”, which presents with the following symptoms capable of hurting the eyes and causing discomfort:
- Dry, Itchy, Burning Eyes
- Excess tearing
- Blurry vision…et.c
Yes, you should be worried. There could be a possible compromise in the internal integrity of the eyes. Please consult an optometrist.
It should not be question of whether one is old enough to wear contact lenses, it should rather be if one’s eye can tolerate the contact lenses. Physically, a child’s eyes can tolerate contact lenses at a very young age, even some infants are fitted with contact lenses due to congenital cataracts or other eye conditions present at birth.
20/20 Vision simply means normal vision. A person with 20/20 vision can see what an average individual (with normal vision) can see when they are standing 20 feet away.
Consult an eye care practitioner to get any type of contact lens, whether corrective or cosmetic.
Regular glasses do not necessarily protect the eyes from the sun because they do not contain the required anti-UV coating which serves as a protective shield to the eyes from the harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun.
This can be achieved by using glasses with anti-glare coating. This eliminates or drastically reduces discomfort from glare or you can get the night drivers lenses which can be worn over your frames or clipped to your glasses.
It could be an allergy. Your skin is reacting to the material used in manufacturing the frame. You might have to change your frame to an anti-bacterial frame to prevent reoccurence.
Your prescription lenses are so thick because the prescription power is quite high. If you are not comfortable with the thickness of the lens, you can go for high index lenses, which redcues lens thickness by more than half. They are usually as Ultra-thin Lenses.
In the absence of risk factors for poor vision, glasses should be changed every two years in tandem with one’s regular eye test per two years.
This is necessary because there can be a discreet, painless and asymptomatic vision changes such as glaucomatous changes which silently and progressively cause vision loss.
Sunglasses manages to keep the eyes healthy by shielding the eyes from harmful UV-rays. Sunglasses with anti-UV coating has been helpful in preserving the health of the eyes.