What insurances does Barton Creek Eyecare take?
Why are there additional fees associated with contact lens exams, and why do I have to pay them every year?
There are more tests needed to fit a patient with contacts such as keratometry. This is used to measure the cornea and to determine the base curve and diameter needed. This is extremely important as a wrong fit could cause damage to the cornea. These measurements are needed every year due the nature of the cornea and the possible harm that could come with an inaccurate fit.
How long is my prescription good for?
In Texas the standard of care for prescriptions is one year. Click on a link to read the Texas Board of Optometrys occupations code.
What is the importance of dilation?
It is the only way the doctor can give you a complete bill of health. All types of pathology can be found in your eyes including but not limited to diabetes, HIV, cancer, and other issues associated with trauma or age.
Is there an alternative to dilation?
Yes, modern technology has given us the Optomap. It gives the doctor roughly 80% of the same view as dilation without any side effects such as blurred vision or sensitivity to sunlight.
Do I have to go elsewhere for my contacts?
Absolutely not, we have developed a program very similar to the big box online stores for our patients convenience. Visit our online contact lens store now
. We proudly carry the complete Acuvue line as well as many others, we can get just about anything. We are competitively priced, you get a pair on the spot even two if supplies allow, free solution and the lenses arrive at your door in 5-7 days. Overnight shipping is also available for an additional fee.
Can I Return Contact Lenses?
Within 30 days of your order only unopened contact lens vials or boxes may be returned or exchanged. No credit or exchanges are permitted on opened boxes or vials.
Dry Eyes Q&A
Q: Is it true that Dry Eye Symptoms seem to be more severe in the winter than in the warmer spring and summer months?
A: No - Dry Eye symptoms are prevalent all year round
Q: When should a person come in to see their optometrist for Dry Eye symptoms and when is it enough to take care of this problem yourself?
A: If symptoms are mild and artificial tears relieve symptoms, it is enough to be taken care of yourself. If symptoms don't improve, see an optometrist.
Q: What is the examination like to determine whether someone is suffering from Dry Eyes?
A: Through case history, with a slit lamp exam that includes lissamine green and fluorescein staining
Q: I have a friend in whose eyes are frequently overly watery. That isn't Dry Eyes, is it?
A: That can indicate dry eye
Q: What are the typical treatments used to help people suffering from Dry Eyes?
A: Artificial tears, warm compress, Omega 3s
Q: Are some people more prone to having Dry Eyes than others?
A: Yes - usually middle-aged women
Q: Do you have any recommendations for people to help them avoid Dry Eye issues?
A: Adjust your environment to avoid air vents from constantly hitting your eyes; take breaks often when using your phone/computer/tablet; use artificial tears