Q: Should I scan my retinas/back of the eye?
A: It depends on the patient. During a traditional exam, drops are instilled to dilate the pupils and allow the doctor to visualize the retina. We utilize scans to see layers of the retina that are not visible to the human eye. These layers can help detect early changes in diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Q: What are the pros of daily disposable contact lenses?
A: Daily disposable contact lenses are great for many reasons. The risk of infection is reduced, because a new sterile lens is used everyday, and there is no need to clean the lens or the case. This is also a great option for patients who have allergies, contact lens solution sensitivities, or dry eye, as it eliminates the buildup of contaminants on the lenses, which can exacerbate those problems. Dailies make for a low-maintenance and comfortable option for almost any patient!
Q: How do I know if I have Dry Eye?
A: Dry eye syndrome can only be diagnosed by an eye doctor. We take your symptoms into account, including the eyes feeling dry, burning, itchy or irritated. Watery eyes and blurry vision are also common because the tears, which protect the outermost surface of the eye, can be unstable.