1. Should I get glasses or contact lenses?

There are many pros and cons to either vision correction system. When choosing a solution that is right for you, you should consider how each will affect your comfort, performance, appearance and more. Contact our office if you have additional questions when choosing which option is best for you.

Contacts can provide you with a larger field of vision because of the way they fit with the shape of your eye. Contact lenses also come with less vision obstructions than glasses because they don’t smudge or fog up. This option also doesn’t affect your appearance.

Glasses serve as a more comfortable option and are easy to use. They require less maintenance and don’t come with the risk of dry eye syndrome. Fashionable frames can boost your self confidence and serve as a fashion statement. Certain shades can protect your eyes from damage as a result of constant use of computers, tablets and mobile devices.

2. How do I tell if I need glasses?

The need for glasses can be confirmed by visiting an eye doctor, but you may already experience the signs of poor eyesight. Some indicators are:

  • Blurred close-up vision
  • Difficulty reading
  • Unusual difficulty viewing objects that are far away
  • Constant squinting
  • Headaches as a result of eye strain
  • Difficulty adjusting from light and dark settings
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Double vision

3. How do I tell if my child needs glasses?

If you or someone in your family has a history of poor eyesight, it’s important to pay special attention to your child’s behavior. Vision can impact several aspects of your child’s life, including how he or she performs in school and extracurricular activities. Identifying an eye problem early on in life can prevent further complications.

To determine whether your child needs glasses, follow these steps:

  • Pay attention to the way your child behaves when watching television, playing sports, or reading.
  • Look for signs such as constant squinting, eye rubbing, headaches or your child closing one eye because it helps him or her see better.
  • Visit an eye doctor for an eye exam. Our caring staff understands that the doctor’s office can be a scary place for a first-timer, which is why we pay special attention to ensuring that your child has a positive experience.

4. Is LASIK safe?

Since its approval by the FDA in 1996, LASIK has grown in popularity. Still, you may be wondering if it’s a safe and successful procedure. Most patients who receive this surgery receive 20/20 vision and the complication rate is very low. In rare cases, some patients do go back to using glasses after the surgery, despite the improvement to their vision.

LASIK is a surgical procedure that requires a doctor’s insight and recommendation. Dr. Jalali is here for you every step of the way to answer your questions, refer you to the best eye surgeons in the area, and providing you with follow-up care. Have more questions about this procedure? Contact us for a free consultation.