DO YOU ACCEPT MY INSURANCE?
We are providers for almost all vision plans, including VSP, Davis Vision, Tricare, Eyemed, MES Vision, Spectera, and more. Our helpful staff would be happy to look up your insurance and explain your plan benefits.
WILL I BE ABLE TO WEAR A PAIR OF CONTACT LENSES HOME TODAY?
At Otay Ranch Eyeworks we carry a large selection of trial contact lens brands and modalities, including daily disposables, monthlies, colors, multi focals and torics. In most cases, the optometrist will be able to fit you into a set to wear home at your initial visit. We welcome new contact lens wearers; our staff is very thorough in the training process.
WILL MY EYES GET WORSE BY WEARING GLASSES TOO MUCH?
Our optometrists will explain the purpose of your glasses’ prescription and when they should be worn. In the majority of cases, glasses will not cause any decreased vision that would not otherwise occur. However, wearing glasses for activities other than what is recommended (i.e. distance glasses worn to read up close) may make the eyes work harder than necessary.
DOES LASER EYE SURGERY CORRECT ALL VISION ISSUES?
Laser eye surgery is used to correct cases of myopia (blurred distance vision), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Presbyopia, which causes the need to wear reading glasses or bifocals, cannot be corrected by laser surgery. As a result, individuals over 45 years will require reading glasses in most cases following surgery. Amblyopia (lazy eye) or other existing conditions that have caused damage to the eye or loss of vision, cannot be repaired by laser surgery.
WHEN WOULD I BE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LASIK?
Everyone’s eye is different. A few things that we look for is prescription stability, ocular health and your own personal vision needs. If you are interested please schedule a consult so we can fulfill your needs.
I WEAR PROGRESSIVES/BIFOCALS. AM I A CANDIDATE FOR CONTACTS?
With today’s advanced technology we will be able to correct both your distance and reading requirements. Allow us to cater to your work and lifestyle necessities without having to rely on your glasses.
WHEN SHOULD I BRING MY CHILD IN FOR HIS/HER FIRST EXAM?
We recommend the first exam at 6 months old, then 3 years, then before entering school. Depending on the individual, sometimes more frequently. It is important that we detect high prescriptions, eye turns, lazy eyes, and diseases as early as possible to avoid potential irreversible vision loss.
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS THAT MAY INDICATE MY CHILD IS HAVING A VISION PROBLEM
There are many symptoms that require attention, such as rubbing eyes, squinting, turning or tilting head, losing their place or using a finger to follow along when reading, headaches, red eyes, wandering eyes, and complaints of blurred vision. However, many disorders have no symptoms. All children should have an eye exam at age 3.
WHAT IS ASTIGMATISM AND IS IT COMMON?
It is a vision condition that causes blurred vision due to the irregular shape of the cornea or the curvature of the lens inside the eye. Astigmatism is a very common vision condition, most people have some amount of astigmatism.
DO CONTACT LENSES TREAT ASTIGMATISM?
Yes, we offer various brands of contact lenses that help correct astigmatism.
I SEE SPECKS OF DUST/COBWEB SHAPED OBJECTS FLOATING IN MY FIELD OF VISION?
These are called floaters. Although many people find them annoying they are usually no cause for alarm. Overtime the jelly-like substance in your eye becomes more liquefied. When these pieces of gel clump up they cast moving shadows in your eye.
WHAT IS DILATION?
Dilation is a procedure where drops are instilled in the eyes to make the pupil larger so the doctor can look through it with a special magnifying lens to check for diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma or diabetic eye disease. It can cause blurred vision at near and increased light sensitivity for a few hours after.