Eye doctor FAQs

Eye Doctor In Clearwater, FL

It’s natural to have questions about your vision and eye health, and when you have questions or concerns you can always turn to our team of Clearwater, FL, board-certified ophthalmologists at Clearwater Eye and Laser Center for the answers and eye care you deserve. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding eye doctor’s visits and your eye health to help keep you informed.

How often should I visit the eye doctor?

Vision can change a lot over one year, so everyone (even those individuals with perfect vision) should see their eye doctor at least once a year for a comprehensive exam to make sure that your vision is still good, that correction isn’t needed, and that your eyes are healthy. These appointments aren’t just for people who wear glasses or contact lenses. These exams also allow our team to monitor your eye health to detect certain diseases, injuries and problems early on. Even if you aren’t experiencing issues, you should still visit us once a year for a comprehensive eye exam.

Who is a good candidate for contact lenses?

If you are currently wearing glasses you may wonder whether you could benefit from contact lenses. Those who need to wear their glasses regularly may find that contact lenses provide them with more freedom. Contact lenses can also make it easier than glasses when playing sports or performing certain activities. Of course, it’s important that you care for them properly, so if you find that you may not be meticulous when it comes to cleaning and sanitizing your contacts, then glasses may be easier for you.

How often should I get new glasses?

If you’re having trouble seeing with your current glasses this can cause eye strain, which can lead to headaches, dry eyes, and other unpleasant issues. While you might wish to stick with your glasses for as long as possible, know that glasses are not meant to last forever. If it’s been over two years since you got new glasses your current pair may not be giving you the clearest vision possible.

When should I visit my eye doctor?

Along with routine eye exams, it’s also important to recognize when you may need to seek care or treatment from an eye doctor. Schedule an appointment with us if,

  • You have trouble seeing while driving at night
  • You experience more headaches
  • You have blurry vision
  • Your eyes are dry or uncomfortable
  • Your eyes are inflamed and red
  • You develop double vision or trouble seeing
  • You experience sudden sensitivity to light

Whether you want to make the switch to contact lenses, you need a routine eye exam or you have concerns about your eye health, turn to the ophthalmologists at Clearwater Eye and Laser Center. Call (727) 446-7578 today.

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