FAQ’s

  • MEDICAL FAQs

    If I am told to use my medications two and four times a day, when should I use them?
    Twice a day medications should be used roughly 12 hours apart, such as before breakfast and after dinner. Four times a day medication should be spread out, such as at breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime.

    How long do I have to wait between drops?
    You should wait 5 minutes between drops to avoid washing out the previous eye drop.

    Can I use all my drops at the same time?
    Yes, but you should wait 5 minutes between drops

    What happens if my medication runs out before my next visit?
    You can call our office or e-mail us with your request. Please note that we cannot refill your medication for a chronic eye disease if we have not evaluated your condition within the past year.

    Why do I need to take glaucoma tests every year?
    Diagnostic test for chronic disease such as glaucoma require careful monitoring of the disease. Since we cannot cure the disease, the only treatment is to slow down the progression of the disease. These tests help us diagnose and monitor the stability of the disease and determine whether your medications need any adjustments.

    What should I expect on the day of my visit?
    After filling out appropriate paperwork, you will have a preliminary workup by a trained certified ophthalmic technician. If you are coming for a complete eye exam, a specific referral evaluation of an eye disease, or a more in depth evaluation, expect your eyes to be dilated and to be at the office for at least one hour. If you are coming in for a glaucoma pressure check, short follow up visit or other uncomplicated problems, you will probably be at the office for a shorter time. If you are a contact lens wearer, be prepare to remove the contact lens and wear spectacles during the visit. Some patients like to bring a pair of sunglasses as the dilation causes light sensitivity. Bring a list of all your eye medications, list of oral medications, and all necessary insurance cards and information.

    Why do I need to have my eyes dilated during the examination?
    The pupil is the dark circular opening in the center of the iris of the eye which controls the amount of light entering the eye. The pupil becomes smaller when we shine a light into the eye to look inside. Eye drops are used to make the pupil larger, so your eye doctor can look inside the eye and exam all of the structures. Your doctor will be able to fully examine the retina, optic nerve, and blood vessels inside of the eye when the pupil is dilated. This examination allows your doctor to detect any disorders or diseases of the eye as well as some manifestations of systemic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. The dilating drops will make your vision a little blurry and lights seem brighter. If you do not feel comfortable driving with your eyes dilated, please bring someone who can drive you to and from the appointment.

    How often do I need my eyes examine?
    If there are no eye or vision problems, complaints or family history of eye disease, a common routine eye exam schedule is as follows:
    Newborn: By a pediatrician, family doctor, or eye doctor
    Pre-school: By a pediatrician, family doctor, or eye doctor
    Pre-teen: By a pediatrician, family doctor, or eye doctor
    20-39 years of age: At least once during this period. African Americans, because of greater risk for glaucoma, and patients with family history of serious ocular diseases, should be seen every 2-3 years.
    40-64 years of age: Every 2 to 4 years.
    65 years or older: Every 1 to 2 years.

    If my parents have Macular degeneration, Cataract and Glaucoma, will I have similar eye problems?
    Although these ocular diseases are more prevalent amongst family members, there is no way to predict who will develop the disease. Often the siblings or the children of an affected family member will never develop these diseases. Scientific and genetic research may enable us to make better prediction and risk assessment in the future, but we are still far away from those goals. Therefore, it is important that you periodically monitor your eyes for any potential serious ocular conditions which runs in your family.

    What is difference between an ophthalmologist, an optometrist and an optician?
    An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (M.D.) and surgeon who specialize in eye diseases and vision care. Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. Ophthalmologists are specially trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery. Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research into the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision problems. Ophthalmologists attend four years of medical school and one year of internship, and then spend a minimum of three years of residency (hospital-based training) in ophthalmology. During residency, ophthalmologists receive special training in all aspects of eye care, including prevention, diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of eye conditions and diseases. Often, an ophthalmologist spends an additional one to two years training in a subspecialty, that is, a specific area of eye care (for example, retinal diseases, glaucoma or pediatric ophthalmology.) Most ophthalmologists are board certified. A board certified ophthalmologist has passed a rigorous two-part examination given by the American Board of Ophthalmology designed to assess his/her knowledge, experience and skills. Ophthalmologists are required to be board re-certified every 10 years.

    An Optometrist is an independent primary health care provider who examines, diagnoses, treats, and manages diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures. Among the services optometrists provide are prescribing glasses and contact lenses, rehabilitating the visually impaired, and diagnosing and treating ocular diseases. Professional Optometric Degree programs are courses of study leading to a doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree. Doctors of Optometry must successfully complete a four-year accredited degree program at one of the schools or colleges of optometry. Most students accepted by a school or college of optometry have completed an undergraduate degree. In order to practice optometry, you must be state licensed. All states require graduation from an accredited professional optometric degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. In most states the written examination has been replaced with the examinations that are given during the student's academic career by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.

    An Optician is a professional who fits and dispenses eyewear directly to the consumer. They analyze and interpret prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists to determine which eyeglasses are best suited to the patient's lifestyle and visual needs. The optician takes eye measurements to insure proper lens placement in the eyeglasses' frame and verifies the accuracy of the finished product. He/she also may manufacture (grind) lenses from raw materials and cut them to fit into the frame. Opticians may hold an associate optician degree or may have apprenticed for a required number of hours. In most states that require an optician to be licensed, candidates must pass an examination given by the American Board of Optician (ABO). Some states also require that candidates pass a state board exam.

  • SURGICAL FAQs

    The following are some frequently asked questions from our surgical patients. You can also get more information regarding eye surgery from our website information section on Cataract surgery and Glaucoma surgery. The most common type of ocular surgery is cataract extraction with lens implant.

    When do I need cataract surgery?
    Cataracts develop slowly and because it usually occurs in both eyes, you may not realize how much your vision has been affected. Once the lens in the eye becomes cloudy, hazy and discolored, the quality of your vision diminishes. This can affect reading, driving and your overall safety. When you have trouble seeing or experience difficulties doing things you like because of the blurry vision, you should consider removing your cataracts. By having your cataract removed, you can expect improved vision and enjoy the activities that were affected by the decreased vision.

    What are the risks of cataract surgery?
    Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgeries in medicine. Since its widespread adoption in the mid-1970s, millions of operations have been performed in the United States. The majority is successful and patients are pleased with their improved vision. We take all precautions to prevent post-operative complications such as infection, inflammation, swelling of the front or back of the eye, increased pressure in the eye and retina problems. Even if a complication occurs, it can usually be managed with little effect on the final post-operative vision.

    Will I feel anything during cataract surgery?
    The anesthesia staff will administer medications to make you relax, but you will be awake. An anesthetic gel or drop is used to numb your eye and minimize pain. You will see a bright light and may feel pressure in your eye as the surgery is performed, but most patients will not experience any pain. Your eye will not be patched afterward. You will be given some eye drops to use during the post-operative period. These drops should start as soon as you get home.

    What is done during cataract surgery?
    A small incision of less than ΒΌ of an inch is made on the edge of the clear part of the eye. An instrument call a phacoemulsifier breaks the cataract into small pieces, which are removed through a small tube. An intraocular lens implant (IOL) is used to replace your natural cataract lens. Stitches, needles and injections are usually not required for cataract surgery.

    How long will the surgery take?
    There is no set time; the answer is "as long as it takes to do a safe and complete operation". On average, modern cataract surgery takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes of actual surgery time. If additional work is required, such as correcting astigmatism, controlling glaucoma or treating other eye diseases, the operating time will be longer. Plan to be at the Surgery Center for a couple of hours, the preparation for the surgery may take some time.

    Where is the surgery performed?
    Eye Surgeries are performed at The Medina Surgery Center at Medina and Cleveland Eye and Laser Surgery Center close to the Cleveland Hopkins airport. Our surgical coordinator can provide further information.

    Do I need to bring someone to the Surgery Center with me?
    Yes. Someone will need to bring you home. Please arrange for a family member or friend to accompany you on the day of surgery. You may drive the next day if you feel like you can see well enough with either eye.

    How long will I be at the Surgery Center?
    You can expect to be at the Surgery Center - from the outpatient admissions process to discharge - for approximately two to three hours. Even though the surgical time is much less, the preparation for the surgery may take some time. After surgery, you will be offered a snack if you desire.

    Do I have to wear anything over my eye after surgery?
    No, but we prefer that you use an eye shield for protection while napping or sleeping for the first few days after surgery. You can also wear sunglasses or your regular glasses around the house.

    What will my vision be in the first few days?
    Your vision may be blurry for the first few days. Everyone heals differently and some patients will see well the same day, while others will have some blurry vision for a few days. Patients with other associated eye disease may take longer to heal. As long as you use all your drops to help control the inflammation and swelling, your vision will improve with each passing day.

    What are my restrictions after surgery?
    There are minimal restrictions after cataract surgery. You can bend, go out and resume most of your normal activities. No heavy lifting (over 30 pounds) and no strenuous exercise for the first 3 days after surgery. Please do not rub or massage the eye hard in the immediate post-operative period. Protect the eye with glasses, sunglasses or shield when using machinery such as grass cutters and weed whackers. Avoid the potential of contamination.

    When can I go back to work after cataract surgery?
    If your job doesn't require heavy lifting, running around, extensive driving, precise vision or significant physical activities, then you can return to work within 1 to 2 days. Please consult your eye surgeon for a specific time frame for work restriction.

    Can I drive after cataract surgery?
    You will need someone to drive you on the day of surgery since you will be receiving some mild sedation at the Surgery Center. If you see feel comfortable and see well enough the next day, you may drive the day after surgery.

    Do I need an implant, what is the implant made of and how long will it last?
    Modern day cataract surgery requires the placement of an implant to avoid the many post-operative complications experienced 20 to 30 years ago. These implants are typically made of different materials such as Acrylic, Silicone or proline. These and other types of eye implant materials have been exceptionally well tolerated by the tens of millions of patients for many years. These implants will probably outlast most patients' life span.

    Can something be done to correct my astigmatism?
    In some patients with astigmatism, we can perform special modifications to the incision and/or with additional micro-incisions. We can reduce your astigmatism at the same time we remove your cataract. Your doctor will talk with you before surgery to see if you are a good candidate for this additional premium procedure. This astigmatic correction may enable you to see distance or near without glasses.

    What is monovision?
    Monovision is using one eye for near vision and the other for distance. Because traditional implants cannot focus at distance and at near, we implant different power lens to create a situation where one eye can see very well at distance without glasses and the second eye can see at near without glasses. Monovision is a method to reduce the need for glasses after surgery. Everyone may not tolerate monovision and sometimes a premium procedure such as astigmatic correction is also required to achieve this condition.

    What is an "Accommodative Lens"?
    This lens is design for those patients who want to minimize the use of glasses for near and far vision. The eye loses its ability to focus at near after the age of 40. The Accommodative Lens is a type of lens that is designed to help the cataract surgery patient recapture a portion of that ability. The goal of the Accommodative Lens is to reduce the need for glasses for both distance vision and near vision post-operatively. Studies have indicated that up to 90 to 95 % of patients who have accommodative lens implant can function without glasses. It is recommended that accommodative lens be place in both eyes to maximize their effectiveness. There is a premium cost to this new generation of Accommodative Lens. This cost is not covered by any insurance company. Please ask your doctor to see if you are a good candidate for this lens.

    How much does cataract surgery cost?
    Although you will see "charges" from the Surgery Center, the surgeon and the anesthesia group, your insurance will pay all parties an agreed-upon amount for the services rendered. You will be responsible for any co-payments, deductibles and non-covered amounts. These vary by insurance plan. You may wish to contact your plan prior to undergoing surgery to verify your responsibility. The surgeon's fees include 90 days of post-operative follow-up care at no additional charge. If you choose additional premium services such as astigmatic corrections or the Accommodative Lens, the cost is not covered by your insurance. This additional cost will be charged separately and is due before the day of surgery.

    Will I need glasses after surgery?
    Most patients will need some glasses to see distance or near after routine cataract surgery. Not all implants can reproduce the young human len's ability to see both at a distance and at near, especially if you have astigmatism. If you are active and enjoy sporting activities such as golf or drive a car, the implant will usually be selected to attempt a correction of your distance vision. Although your distance vision may be excellent, you will still need some glasses to help with reading up close. There are some new technology implants which will enable patients to see distance and up close. Please ask your surgeon or read the above questions concerning accommodative lens or the patient information section on cataract surgery. Everyone's eyes are different!! Some people may need glasses all the time after surgery and some may not.

    How long does it take to get my new glasses?
    We will prescribe new glasses for you at the time of the third post-operative visit, about 3 to 4 weeks after your surgery. Although it can be done sooner, we find the prescription stabilizes around the time of this third visit. If you decide to purchase your glasses in our optical shop, you can expect them to be ready about one week after placing your order. Some patients also use temporary reading glasses until the final prescription is written.

    I have a cataract in my other eye. Why don't my new glasses help?
    The brain must interpret the images that the two eyes "see". If the post-operative eye sees very well and the non-operated, second eye does not; the brain will have difficulty "fusing" the images. Time generally improves this situation but "balancing" the vision in each eye so that they both see well is the ultimate goal. Surgery in the second eye often improves this problem.

    When can I have the second eye operated on?
    In this country, we do not do surgery on both eyes at the same time. If you are comfortable with your first cataract surgery, we can do surgery on the second eye relatively soon after the first eye. Usually, we will ask you to tell us when you wish to have the second eye done. Your eye surgeon can discuss the time frame for your second eye surgery.

    Why do some people not see well after cataract surgery?
    The most common reasons for poor vision following cataract surgery are conditions that affect the eye and existed before the operation. These might include such things as diabetic damage, macular degeneration, and damage to the optic nerve because of poor circulation or glaucoma, previous injury, lazy eye or amblyopia. A small percentage occurs because of surgical complications and unforeseen circumstances during surgery, which alter the surgical plans. The surgical complication rate for cataract surgery is one of the lowest in medicine.

    How will I read after surgery or until I get my new glasses?
    Some patients continue to use their old glasses until they receive the new ones. This will not harm the surgical eye, but the vision will be blurry with their old glasses. Some patients take out the lens in their old glasses or replace the lens temporarily with a non-power clear lens. Others go to a drug store and get some readers (magnifier) glasses to use until the new glasses are ready. Your eye doctor will give you some guidelines on which reader glasses to choose.

    How often do I need to be seen after cataract surgery?
    You will receive a schedule of all your post operative visits. There are usually 3-4 follow up visits after surgery.

    Are there other types of eye surgery besides cataract surgery?
    There are many other types of ocular surgery such as glaucoma, retina, eye lids and others. These other ocular surgeries usually require longer surgical time, longer recovery time, more post operative visits, different risk and complications than cataract surgery. Your eye surgeon will explain all the specifications and instructions to you for these ocular surgeries.

    Who do I contact if I have other questions?
    Our surgical coordinator is available to address any other questions or concerns you may have about your surgery. Please leave a message for her at our office.
    330-722-8300 or 330-334-1300

  • BILLING AND INSURANCE FAQs

    I have Medicare and a secondary carrier, Medicare has paid their portion, will the balance be sent to my secondary carrier?
    Yes! If Medicare has not forwarded the balance to your secondary carrier - we will. Many secondary carriers are set up with Medicare to have the claims automatically crossed over to them. If your carrier is not - we will send the claim to your secondary carrier for you..

    I forgot to give my vision plan information to you and the claim has been sent to my medical carrier and denied. Can you still submit to my vision plan?
    Yes, provided you were eligible and we are still able to obtain an authorization number. Some vision plans limit the time we can submit a claim for you. We will need the ID# or social security number of the policy holder along with the policy holders date of birth. We will either go online or call your carrier and if we can obtain an authorization - we will submit your vision exam for you.

    I have Medicare and have been told you accept assignment. Does this mean you accept their payment in full and I am not responsible?
    We are a preferred provider for Medicare and accept assignment with Medicare. Medicare pays 80% if what they allow. The remaining 20% us due by the patient unless you have a secondary carrier that covers this amount. However, secondary carriers only pay 80% if the 20% Medicare did not pay. In this case there would be a balance due by the patient. All plans are different and you should check with your secondary carrier to be sure. If you do not have a secondary carrier, the 20% would be your responsibility.

    I have an HMO medical plan, do I have to obtain a referral or authorization prior to my visit?
    Many HMO plans have protocols which must be followed before you can be seen or before any procedures can be performed. HMO plans often revise their requirements for their members. Many plans no longer require referral for routine exams. Most plans DO require referral for special testing and/or surgeries regardless if done in our office or a Surgery Center. If after your exam - you require additional special testing, these tests will be scheduled on another day and you will be asked to contact your primary care physician for the referral. If a surgical procedure is required, you will need to contact you primary care physicians for the referral and then our surgical coordinator will be able to call your insurance carrier for pre-certification and prior authorization. This referral MUST be in your insurance carriers system PRIOR to obtaining pre-certification & prior authorization. Always check with your primary care physician if you have any doubts.

    Who do I contact if I have a question regarding my statement?
    You may call our office Monday - Thursday 8:30 to 4:30. Most questions can be answered by the receptionist. If you have additional questions regarding your insurance carrier or insurance payment, please call Monday - Thursday between 10 am and 12 pm. Please ask for the Insurance Coordinator.

    My insurance has paid you for a service that I have already paid, how do I obtain the refund?
    You may call our office during regular business hours (8:30 - 4:30) and ask for the Practice Manager. The Practice Manager will be able to tell you if a refund is due and when you may expect to receive it.

    Will my insurance cover my exam and all my tests? Will my insurance pay for my glasses?
    It is always best to check with your insurance carrier prior to your visit to verify if services will be covered. There are numerous insurance carriers and each carrier may choose from many different plans. Some plans cover routine eye exams while others will only cover medical exams with a medical diagnosis. Some plans have a vision "rider" attached or may utilize a different carrier for their vision care which is entirely separate from your medical plan.

    Medicare will NOT pay for a routine eye exam. Medicare will pay for an ophthalmic exam for medical related problems or a screening exam for certain diseases. Most ophthalmic special testing will be covered if there is a medical diagnosis to warrant the test. If we feel there is a reason the service may not be covered, we will inform you prior to the testing and ask you to sign an Advanced Beneficiary Notice form that will indicate we feel the test may not be covered and why. You will be asked to sign a waiver of responsibility.

    Glasses or contacts are only covered under your vision plan unless you have cataract surgery. You should contact your vision carrier prior to purchasing any optical materials to verify your eligibility and coverage. If we participate with you insurance carrier, we can go online to obtain your coverage and benefits and obtain an authorization for you.

    Medicare covers a pair of glasses (standard frame & standard lenses) after each cataract surgery. Medicare will pay 80% of what they allow. The 20% balance is your responsibility unless you have secondary insurance. We will send to your secondary insurance carrier for their consideration if Medicare does not cross over to them. Medicare will not cover any premium addition to those glasses such as designer frames, progressive lenses, tinted lenses, anti-glare coating, and others. Ask out optician the covered items allowed by your insurance plans.

    What vision insurance carriers do you participate with?
    We continue to increase our participation with various vision and medical insurance carriers to better serve our patients. Some of our vision insurance carriers are:

    EyeMed

    VSP

    When do I have to pay my co-pay?
    Co-pays are due at the time of your eye exam or once services are rendered

  • CONTACT LENS FAQs

    What do I need to do if I want to try contacts lenses?
    If you are interested in trying contact lenses, you will need to see your eye doctor for an eye exam and contact lens fitting. When you make your appointment, be sure to mention that you want to try contacts. During your exam, special measurements will be taken to make sure the contact lenses fit the shape of your eyes and provide good vision.

    Can people who have astigmatism wear contact lenses?
    Yes, there are soft contact lenses that correct for astigmatism. There has been much improvement in these lenses over the past few years and patients are now experiencing good comfort and vision with them. These lenses are called toric contact lenses. Rigid gas permeable (RGP) contacts are sometimes needed if there is an irregularity or high amount of astigmatism.

    Can I wear contact lenses if I need bifocal glasses?
    Yes, there a few options for contact lens wear for those who have a prescription for distance and for near. The first option is monovision, where one eye is focused for distance and the other eye is focused for near. The second option is bifocal contact lenses. The newer bifocal contact lenses provide good distance and near vision in both eyes. The third option is distance contact lenses in both eyes with reading glasses for near work. The type that is best for you depends on your prescription and your daily activities. We are happy to work with you to find the best type of contacts for your lifestyle.

    What type of solution do I need to use to clean my contact lenses?
    Disposable soft contact lenses can be cleaned with a multipurpose soft lens solution. Most of these solutions are designed to clean the lenses without rubbing. However, it is best to gently rub the lenses for a few seconds with the solution to thoroughly clean the lenses. Never rinse soft lenses in water. Rigid gas permeable contact lenses should be cleaned with a solution specifically for RGP contacts. Newer RGP lenses that have a coating to prevent deposits should be cleaned with a multipurpose RGP solution.

    What should I do if my eyes become red or irritated?
    If your eyes become red and/or irritated, remove your contact lenses and call your eye doctor for an evaluation. This could be a sign of an infection or ulcer. You should not continue to wear the contacts. This could cause the problem to become much worse. Contact lens wearers have a greater risk of eye infections than those who do not wear contacts, so it is important to wear your lenses with care.

    Can anyone wear contact lenses that change the color of the eyes?
    There are several different brands of contacts that will change the color of the eyes and they come in many different colors. Most people can wear these lenses, but they are not available in all prescriptions.

    Do I need to have an eye exam and be fit with contacts if I see 20/20 in both eyes and only want to wear contacts to change the color of my eyes?
    Yes, contact lenses are a medical device that fit on the surface of your eye and need to be fit for your eyes. You need an eye exam and fitting to wear any type of contact lens.

    How often should I throw away my contact case?
    We recommend throwing away your case every three months.

    Can I swim in contact lenses?
    In general, you should not swim in your contact lenses. When you swim in soft contacts, the water can be absorbed into your lenses. This water can contain bacteria which can cause an infection. For RGP lenses, they can easily be dislodged and lost if you swim with them in. For some swimmers, we recommend disposable soft contacts that you throw away after each time you swim in them. This reduces the risk of infection.

    How often should I clean my contact case?
    Your contact lens case should be cleaned each morning after you remove the lenses. Wash the case with warm soapy water and rinse it well. Let the case air dry before using it again.

    I've worn contacts in the past and they were not comfortable for me. Are there any new lenses that would be more comfortable?
    There are several new types of contact lenses that allow more oxygen through to the eyes and are much more comfortable than previous lenses.

    When does my contact lens prescription expire?
    In general, contact lens prescriptions expire one year after issued.

    Are there contact lenses available that I can throw away everyday?
    Yes, there are lenses available that are daily disposable. This is nice option for busy patients who want to skip the step of cleaning the lenses and for patients who have allergies. These lenses cost a little more than typical soft lenses. However, you will not need to purchase solution since the lenses will be thrown away each day. Daily disposable contacts should not be worn more than one day.

    Can I sleep in my contacts?
    There are a few types of lenses available that are FDA approved to wear while sleeping. These lenses allow significantly more oxygen through them than standard lenses. You should never sleep in lenses that are not designed to wear overnight.

    Will my insurance pay for my contacts?
    Some insurances companies will pay part or all of your contact lenses. You will need to check with your insurance company to see what is paid for under your specific policy.

  • OPTICAL FAQs

    My lenses are always so thick and heavy. Is there anything I can do to make them thinner and lighter?
    Lens material along with the shape and size of your frame will dictate the thickness and weight of your lenses. Ask our optical staff what would work best for you.

    When I am at work I always struggle with my computer because I am constantly moving my head and neck to get the print to come in clear. Is there any help for me or am I destined for a headache all day?
    We have computer lenses available that will alleviate the need for head and neck movements while sitting in front of your computer. So if you wind up with a pain in your neck at work, it won't be from your glasses!

    When I am driving at night, I notice that the glare from traffic and lights is sometimes unbearable, what can I do to make things more comfortable for me?
    Crizal or Oc2 Glare free lenses are your best solution. They reduce glare from the front surface of your lens, which in turn reduces eyestrain and fatigue. Ask our optician for a demonstration!

    I know that UV rays from the sun are harmful to my skin. Are they also harmful to my eyes and is there a way to protect against it?
    Yes, UV rays are harmful to your eyes but we offer lenses that will protect against the harmful effects of UV rays. Feel free to discuss UV Coatings with our optical staff!

    I struggle daily with glare from the sun when I am driving. Is there anything that can help me with this?
    There are a variety of sunglass lenses that will help solve this problem and we recommend polarized filtering lenses as the best solution. For all of your options, please speak with our opticians.

    I notice that as I am getting older I have trouble seeing up-close. What options do I have to solve this?
    As we age we all become Presbyopic, meaning that we are less able to focus up close. There are several lens options to help you. We recommend progressive addition lenses because they are the most effective in giving you back the range of vision you had prior to having Presbyopia.

    If I have problems with my glasses fitting, how long am I covered?
    You can stop by anytime to get your glasses adjusted or repaired. There is no time limit on how long you can wait, it is always free and for the life of the glasses.

    I just got my new glasses, how long should it take to adjust to them? Is there anything I can do to make the transition with the new glasses easier?
    There is an adaptation period with all new prescriptions; the amount of change will dictate the length of the period of time. It could take up to two weeks to get used to your new lenses. The best way is to just wear them and not switch back and forth from your old set to your new set.You are more adaptable to change first thing in the morning as your eyes will accept a change more easily after a full night of not wearing any glasses.

    How long is the warranty for my glasses?
    All Frames are warranted for one year from the date of purchase. Most lenses have a one year warranty for scratching, and glare free lenses have a two year warranty.

    How can I prevent scratches on my lenses and with what do I clean them with?
    Caring for your glasses is very important. Here are a few tips to help. Do not to lay your glasses face down on any surface and keep them in the case when you are not wearing them. When cleaning your lenses, always use a soft cloth or anything cotton. Do not use Kleenex or paper towels, which will scratch your lenses. With every pair of glasses purchased from Ohio Eye Care Consultants, you will receive a bottle of cleaner and a cleaning cloth.

Our Services

  • Complete eye exams
  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma diagnosis & treatment
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Diabetic eye examination & treatment
  • Diabetic laser & surgery
  • Macular degeneration diagnosis & treatment
  • Retina disease evaluation & treatment
  • Eye injury evaluation & treatment
  • Laser treatment for all eye diseases
  • Eye lid evaluation & treatment
  • Eye lid surgery
  • Pediatrics eye care & evaluation
  • Emergency eye care
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Prescription eye glasses at our on-site optical center

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Thursday 8:00am – 12:00pm

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