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FAQ

How often should I have my eyes examined? 

Both children and adults should have their eyes examined once a year.  It is very important to get your eyes examined to check for eye disease even when your eyes feel fine and when you feel your vision is clear.

What is a dilated eye exam? 

A dilated eye exam is when your eye doctor put eye drops in your eyes to make your pupils larger than what they usually are. This allows your doctor to have the best view into the back of your eyes using special lenses and bright light to evaluate your retina for all sorts of eye diseases. Many systemic diseases can be detected in the eye before they are detected in other organs of the body such as high blood pressure and diabetes. A complete eye exam every year is an important part in maintaining your health.

Do you fit contacts? 

Yes, our Doctor of Optometry can fit you in the contact lens that is right for you in your contact lens fitting examination.

Why does my contact lens prescription expire after a year? 

Contact lenses sit on the cornea and can affect your overall eye health.  It is important to have your eyes evaluated to make sure your cornea is getting enough oxygen and to make sure your corneas are healthy enough to continue wearing contact lenses.

Can I use my own frame and put new lenses in it? 

Yes, however, it is important to know that a frame can break when heated at the lab.  Distinctive Eyewear would not be responsible for breakage on a patient’s own frame, especially an older one.

Do you accept prescriptions from another eye doctor? 

Yes, as long as it is a current and unexpired prescription, however Distinctive Eyewear would not be responsible for incorrect prescriptions from an outside source.

How old should you be for your first eye exam? 

Children can have their eyes checked as young as two years old or younger! If you notice an eye turn, squinting, complaints of headaches, you should bring them in for an exam.

What are some of the warning signs that might indicate my child has a vision problem?

  • Frequent rubbing of eyes
  • Jumping into objects
  • An eye turning inward, outward, upward or downward
  • Consistently performing below potential
  • Complaints of headaches
  • Turning or tilting head to use one eye only
  • Holding reading material closer than normal
  • Making frequent reversals when reading or writing