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Sacramento Contact Lenses & Optometry

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

1. How often do you recommend an eye examination?

For best care of your eyes and vision we recommend a yearly examination. During your comprehensive eye examination your doctor will assess the health and function of your eyes and perform various tests of your vision. Our eye exams are oriented to solving your problems by carefully... read more

 

2. How early should my child have an eye exam?

Good vision is critical for your child's physical and academic development. Our doctors recommend all children receive comprehensive vision care during their first few years of life. Many conditions could possibly impede normal visual development. Functional vision is essential for... read more

 

3. I have always been told I cannot wear contacts. Is there any way I may be able to?

Certain medical conditions such as keratoconus, aphakia, irregular astigmatism due to corneai diseases or unsuccessful refractive surgeries , high anisometropia, aniridia, and a variety of eye deformities may require highly specialized contact lens fitting and care. Our patients wear... read more

 

4. What's Astigmatism

Astigmatism occurs when the light rays are focused at more than one point on the retina. With astigmatism, the curvature of the cornea is not the same in all directions. Like a football, the curves of the cornea may be steep in one direction and less steep in the other. Because of... read more

 

5. If I have Astigmatism can I wear contact lenses?

If you and your doctor decide that contacts are for you, there are a number of options to choose from. read more

 

6. I wear bifocal glasses. Could I possibly wear contact lenses?

As you age, you may experience problems focusing on objects that are up close, a condition called presbyopia. Contact lens options that correct this condition also exist. read more

 

7. Can children wear contacts?

Our doctors at Sacramento Contact lenses and Optometry have great expertise in fitting all types of contact lenses for all types of patients. Our contact lens patients range in age from infants to nonagenarians, and from routine to most complicated cases that travel to see us from other states and from... read more

 

8. Am I too old to wear contact lenses?

Our doctors at Sacramento Contact lenses and Optometry have great expertise in fitting all types of contact lenses for all types of patients. Our contact lens patients range in age from infants to nonagenarians, and from routine to most complicated cases that travel to see us from other states and from... read more

 

9. How often do I need to replace my contacts?

Contact lenses can be worn for a limited period of time before needing replacement. Gas-permeable lenses may be worn for 1-3 years. Traditional soft lenses are only worn for... read more

 

10. Can I sleep with my contact lenses?

Contact lenses can be worn for a limited period of time before needing replacement. Gas-permeable lenses may be worn for 1-3 years. Traditional soft lenses are only worn for... read more

 

11. Do you recommend laser surgery?

Visit our Laser Vision Correction (LVC) page for more details. Laser Vision Correction

 

12. What is LASIK?

Visit our Laser Vision Correction (LVC) page for more details. Laser Vision Correction

 

13. Is Laser Surgery Safe?

Visit our Laser Vision Correction (LVC) page for more details. Laser Vision Correction

 

14. I see floating spots or threads when I stare at a sky. Are they dangerous?

It is very common for people to see tiny floaters from time to time. They become evident when you look at a uniform surface, especially white or blue (for example while looking at the sky). These common and occasionally seen floaters are of no concern. The eye is hollow like an egg. Within the hallow... read more

 

15. I work on the computer a lot and my eyes are always tired. What can be done?

Visit our Computer Vision Problems page for more details. Computer Vision Problems

 

16. I have a high prescription and my glasses have always been very thick? Can I get them thinner?

New high index and super high index lens materials allow us to fabricate lenses thinner and lighter than ever before. There are basically three types of thin materials. The first is polycarbonate. This is commonly known as featherweight lenses. It is thinner than traditional plastic by 20% to 25%. It is... read more

 

17. My glasses are very heavy. How can I get them lighter?

This space age material was developed by NASA for use in the space shuttle. It is very lightweight, yet is the most durable material in frames available today. Other advantages of titanium frames is the resistance to corrosion and low incidence of allergic responses so common with other metal frame... read more

 

18. The glare bothers me most of all. Are there any spectacles to reduce glare?

Yes. Learn more about polarized lenses. Polarized Lenses

 

19. Are your sunglasses better than the department store's?

Some pricey brand name sunglasses in the malls or department stores don't always offer better eye protection or even the basic vision comfort for your eyes. A lot of the cost of those sunglasses is in the brand or designer name of the frame. At Sacramento Contact Lenses and Optometry our optical... read more

 

20. I have a pink eye. Can you call my pharmacy for a presription?

The term "Pink Eye" is a very common one and can often be confusing in terms of understanding what might be causing an eye to look red or pink. Any time an eye is inflamed, no matter what the cause; the eye will become pink to red in color. This is due to dilation of the blood vessels that... read more

 

21. My mother (father) has macular degeneration. What can I do to prevent it?

Macular degeneration is the physical disturbance of the center of the retina called the macula. The macula, which is about the size of the capital letter "O" in this sentence, is the part of the retina which is capable of our most acute and detailed vision. We use the macula for reading, driving... read more

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Sacramento
Office

701 Howe Ave Suite G-48, Sacramento CA 95825
916-921-8080

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Office

1700 Eureka Rd Suite 180, Roseville CA 95661
916-789-2020

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