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3 Common Questions People Ask Their Eye Doctor May 9, 2017

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3 Common Questions People Ask Their Eye Doctor, Spencer, West Virginia

Having healthy eyesight is important for a variety of reasons, and it’s essential to see an eye doctor you like and trust for vision care. You should feel comfortable telling them your concerns and asking questions, even if you feel like you should know the answers. Actually, according to Dr. Brett K. Radow in Spencer, WV, sometimes, the simplest questions are the most important ones. He’s been addressing patient queries for over 30 years, and here, he answers three of the most frequently asked questions.

3 Common Questions People Ask Their Eye Doctor

1. Which Is Better: Glasses or Contacts?

eye doctorWhen it comes to vision correction, you have two choices: glasses or contacts. While everyone can wear eyeglasses, there is a small percentage of people who are unable to wear contacts, usually because they suffer from chronically dry eyes. Although there are contacts created specifically for dry eyes, they are not always helpful. Talk with your doctor, and as long as you don’t have any eye health issues, simply choose between glasses and contacts based on your personal preferences. 

2. How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?

According to the American Optometric Association, people who wear corrective lenses and adults over the age of 60 should see their eye doctor once per year unless otherwise instructed. If you do not require vision correction and are under 60, you should visit an optometrist once every two years.

3. What Should I Expect During an Eye Exam?

During an eye exam, your doctor will ask you about your medical history and whether you’ve been experiencing any vision issues. They will then perform an eye exam, during which they’ll check your visual acuity, test you for glaucoma, and examine the interior and exterior of your eyes using special tools. These exams take about 30 minutes and are the perfect time to ask your eye doctor any questions you might have.

Taking care of your vision is important to your overall health and well-being. To schedule your exam with Dr. Brett K. Radow in Spencer, WV, call (304) 927-5112 today. To learn more about this eye doctor and the services he provides, visit his website.

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