Frequently Asked Questions


If my vision is fine, why do I need an eye examination?

What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

I'm nearsighted - what does that mean?

I'm farsighted - what does that mean?

What is astigmatism?

I'm in my forties and my up close vision is getting worse! What is happening?

Contact Lenses

Is my glasses prescription the same as my contact lens prescription?

Can I sleep in my contact lenses?

Why do I have to have an eye examination for colored contact lenses? I just want to change my eye color!

Can I get contact lenses for both distance and reading?

I want to reorder my contact lenses, but I've been told that my prescription is expired. Why do I have to have a new eye examination?


What is the turnaround time on a pair of glasses?

Can I use my own frame?

What is a progressive lens?

What is the purpose of an anti-glare/anti-reflective coating?

My prescription is pretty high. Is there anything that can be done to make my lenses thinner?