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Frequently Asked Questions

For most people, it's advisable to have an eye test every two years, but it's best to attend earlier if any eye problems occur or if advised by your optometrist. If you need to book an eye test, contact us.

Yes. Contact lens check-ups are designed to check the condition of the front surface of the eye that's in contact with the lens, and to check the quality of your vision with your lenses in.

A contact lens check-up doesn't measure the health of the inner and outer parts of your eye, so it's important to go for an eye test as well.

The back of your eyes can be affected by a number of eye conditions and though they're uncommon, they might be picked up much earlier through a sight test rather than waiting for symptoms to occur.

Yes. Contact lens check-ups are designed to check the condition of the front surface of the eye that's in contact with the lens, and to check the quality of your vision with your lenses in.

A contact lens check-up doesn't measure the health of the inner and outer parts of your eye, so it's important to go for an eye test as well.

The back of your eyes can be affected by a number of eye conditions and though they're uncommon, they might be picked up much earlier through a sight test rather than waiting for symptoms to occur.

Note any changes you might've seen since your last test and think of any questions you might have for your optician.

Remember to bring your current glasses or contact lenses and note the names of any prescription drugs or medication you might be taking.

It's true that an overactive thyroid gland can affect the eyes, but large, prominent eyes can be perfectly normal too. It's worth visiting your doctor if you are concerned.

Several factors are taken into account before arriving at a diagnosis of thyroid problems, but an early diagnosis is important. Thyroid problems can be serious but they are also treatable.

There are tests that can be used on infants and children who cannot read. If you have any concerns about your child's vision, come to visit us.

However, if you have no concerns it's perhaps better to wait until your child is a little older - say around three and a half years - before taking them for a full eye examination.

Even if your child's vision seems good, it's worth bringing them in for a full sight test when they reach school age, just to make sure that there aren't any issues with their vision that are likely to affect their early school years.

Though a baby's eye movements show that they collect visual information right from birth, they're unable to focus much further than 30cms in their early days.

After around a month they can look at the boundaries of close objects, and a month later see finer detail on those objects.

There are still many questions about how much and how far infants can see, but what's clear is that the development of the eyes doesn't finish developing until the child is several years old.

Children develop full vision in each eye over the course of their first year. Young babies can't see beyond a few feet and there's nothing to worry about if they can't recognise your face from a distance for their first three or four months.

Watery eyes are also common in young babies as the ducts that carry the tears away from the surface of their eyes are not fully open for the first few months. If this problem doesn't clear up by your child's first birthday, it's best to get it checked out with your doctor. 

More serious eye problems that need advice from a doctor include persistent or recurring eye infections, or if you notice your baby's eyes do not move together perfectly, e.g. when looking at an object straight ahead one eye is pointed slightly outward (squint).

When your child is three or four, if they have difficulty recognising shapes, colours or showing no interest in pictures in storybooks, your opticians should have the necessary tests to conduct a full eye examination.

Your child doesn't have to be able to read to have their sight tested.

Health Insurance

We accept most major vision insurances: 

Finance options

ALPHAEON CREDIT

 

 

 

 

With an ALPHAEON CREDIT card, you’ll find a wide array of monthly payment options to help you be your best you.

With 0% interest financing options for any purchase over $250 with credit lines up to $25,000 and the ability to reuse your card again and again, you may find using an ALPHAEON CREDIT card is a better way to pay as well. ALPHAEON CREDIT is available exclusively at dentists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, and board-certified plastic surgeons. Because of this, you will find stronger approval rates so you can quickly move forward with recommended treatment, superior credit limits so you can easily finance the entire cost of your care, and stress-free service where your calls are answered immediately and there are no frustrating robots or switchboards.

Application link:

https://www.goalphaeon.com/applyvision

CARE CREDIT

 

 

 

Get the Care You Want, When You Need It

Help pay for your family’s vision care with the CareCredit healthcare card. Use your credit card to pay for:

  • Glasses and sunglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • LASIK
  • And more

CareCredit is the healthcare credit card designed exclusively for healthcare services with special financing options.

Whether it’s a routine checkup or a LASIK procedure, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to get the best eye care.

CareCredit can also be used for dental work, cosmetic treatments, trips to the veterinarian and in other healthcare specialties at enrolled providers. You can even use it for co-payments and deductibles.

With CareCredit you can choose to reserve your cash and free up your general-purpose credit cards for other expenses. Once you have CareCredit, you can use it as often as you want, without reapplying, as long as you have available credit. CareCredit is accepted at more than 200,000 providers nationwide.

Learn more by visiting www.carecredit.com, or contacting our office.
Apply Online for your CareCredit card today: https://www.carecredit.com/go/228DVZ/

Pay your bill with Care Credit: https://www.carecredit.com/go/228DVZ/

PatientFi

PatientFi was started to help more patients access the latest health, beauty and wellness treatments today. We removed the stress of affordability. With too many applicants being declined by traditional banks, patients and practices desired a better, trusted solution. In partnership with the nation’s leading doctors, we redefined the patient financing experience by looking beyond credit scores and placing patients at the center of everything.

Application Link: https://app.patientfi.com/watertowneyecenter