Lake Nona Eye Exams: What You Should Know!

Eye exams and vision issues should be a top priority or Central Florida residence. Some of our patients at Lake Nona Eye Care come to us with some important questions.

Here Are The Top 4 Questions That Are Frequently Asked

Question 1 How often do I need a comprehensive eye exam?

ThinkstockPhotos-100213925It is recommended, every two years if you do not require vision correction. If you already need contact lenses or prescription glasses, or if you are over the age of 60, annual exams are recommended. Everyone is unique, those with medical conditions such as diabetes need more frequent exams.

Many of our patients don’t realize their prescription can change within a year. Remember, eye exams can detect early stages of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

If you have any warning signs such as; eye pain, blurred vision, increased floaters, light sensitivity, or loss of side vision, you should call us right away for an appointment.

Question 2 Can I sleep in my contact lenses?

Your eyes need oxygen! Contact lenses decreases the amount of exigent that is able to reach the eye. Depriving your eyes of well needed oxygen can increase their risk of infection. In fact, a person who sleeps in their contacts are six times more likely to contract a serious cornea infection.

Question 3  Is there a big difference between contact lenses?

There are soft contacts, extended wear (up to two weeks), and daily wear (last one day),  made from flexible plastic.  While hard contact lenses are made of rigid plastic and can be used for a year. There are many advantages to the different types of contact lenses. The experts at Lake Nona Eye Care can help find the perfect contact lenses to fit your lifestyle.

Question 4 What are these black things floating around in my eyes?

Floaters can appear as black dots, cobwebs or tiny strings. They are caused as the vitreous, the jelly like substance inside the eye becomes more liquid. This usually occurs as we age.  Clumps of fibers in the vitreous cast a shadow on the retina when light enters the eye, causing black specks.

Studies show most Americans would rather lose their hearing before their vision. Lets hope you never have to make that choice, but maintaining healthy vision takes effort on your part. don’t take them for granted.

Take care of your vision by making an appointment today with Dr. Ward and the team at Lake Nona Eye Care.

2017-04-05T00:44:44+00:00 April 5th, 2017|