Optometrist FAQ

Your Optometrist in San Antonio Answering Patient FAQs

Optometrist in San AntonioWelcome to the patient FAQ page for Quality Family Eye Care, your optometrist in San Antonio. We have compiled a list of commonly asked questions to help you better understand eye health concerns and glasses and contact lenses. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Eye Health Concerns

Q: What are some common symptoms of eye infections?
A: Common symptoms of eye infections include redness, itchiness, swelling, discharge, and blurry vision. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our office for an appointment.

Q: What are some common causes of dry eyes?
A: Common causes of dry eyes include age, hormonal changes, medication side effects, and environmental factors such as air conditioning and dry climates. Our optometrist can help diagnose the cause of your dry eyes and recommend treatment options.

Q: How can I prevent digital eye strain?
A: To prevent digital eye strain, take frequent breaks from looking at screens, adjust screen brightness and contrast settings, and use computer glasses or blue light-blocking lenses.

Glasses and Contact Lenses

Q: How do I know if I need glasses or contact lenses?
A: If you are experiencing blurred vision, headaches, or eye strain, it may be time for an eye exam. Our optometrist can determine if glasses or contact lenses are necessary.

Q: Can I wear contact lenses if I have astigmatism?
A: Yes, there are contact lenses designed specifically for people with astigmatism. Our optometrist can help you find the right type of contact lenses for your needs.

Q: What are progressive lenses?
A: Progressive lenses, also known as no-line bifocals, provide a seamless transition from distance to near vision without the visible line found in traditional bifocal lenses.

Q: Can I get prescription sunglasses?
A: Yes, we offer prescription sunglasses in a variety of styles and lens colors. Prescription sunglasses are a great option for people who spend a lot of time outdoors or have light-sensitive eyes.

Q: How often should I replace my glasses or contact lenses?
A: Glasses should be replaced every 1-2 years, or more frequently if your prescription changes or if they become damaged. Contact lenses should be replaced according to the schedule provided by your optometrist.

Your San Antonio Optometrist

Q: What types of services do you offer?
A: We offer a range of optometry services, including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, prescription eyewear, and treatment for eye infections and diseases. We also offer pediatric eye exams and vision therapy.

Q: Do I need an appointment for an eye exam?
A: Yes, we recommend making an appointment for an eye exam. This ensures that you have a dedicated time with the optometrist and reduces your wait time.

Q: How often should I get an eye exam?
A: The American Optometric Association recommends that adults get a comprehensive eye exam every two years, or more frequently if you have certain risk factors such as diabetes or a family history of eye diseases. Children should have their eyes examined at 6 months, 3 years, and before starting first grade.

Q: What should I bring to my eye exam?
A: Please bring your current eyeglasses or contact lenses, a list of current medications, your insurance card, and a form of payment for any copays or deductibles.

We hope this FAQ page has been helpful in addressing some common eye health concerns and questions about glasses and contact lenses. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can learn more about our San Antonio optometrist office by checking our business page, and make sure to get directions before heading our way.