Frequently Asked Questions About Routine Eye Exams

Routine eye exams are an essential part of a comprehensive health plan. Giant Optical in Hempstead can provide you with the information and care you need to maintain your vision and eye health for years to come. Here are a few of the common questions we receive about routine eye exams.

Who needs an eye exam?

Everybody needs eye exams. Even if you do not wear glasses, you should come in for a vision exam once each year. In some cases, you may need eye exams more often than once a year. If you experience blurry vision, migraines or headaches, depth perception issues, red eyes, itchy eyes, or eye pain, you may need more frequent exams.

How long does an eye exam take?

When you see our optometrist, you can expect the routine eye exam to last less than an hour. Each exam is different, so you may notice that your exam takes slightly longer if you need vision care, including eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Do I need an eye exam if my prescription hasn't changed much? 

As we age, our vision changes from year to year, making it necessary for our prescription lenses to also change. Though these changes may seem minor, wearing the wrong lenses during an average day can cause frequent headaches, eye strain, and eventually more severe conditions.

How do eye exams help my overall health? 

During your eye exam, our optometrist will check for warning signs of disease or other issues developing. While examining your eyes for glaucoma, we can also detect signs of hypertension and high cholesterol. We can also test for conditions like diabetes. Dry eye syndrome and other problems with tear production and glands can be linked to diabetes. Our eye doctor regularly diagnoses diabetes, autoimmune diseases, blood pressure issues, and even certain cancers.

Visit Us for Your Next Eye and Vision Exam in Hempstead

Giant Optical in Hempstead offers professional optometry care. Not only do we have appointment availability, but we also accept most insurance options. If you are ready to book your next optometry exam, call our clinic today for more information about eye exams.

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