Your Neighborhood Eyeglass Professionals
Serving the Community for Over 50 Years (718) 649-6526
Welcome to Bristol Opticians' FAQs on Eye Health
How often should I have an eye examination?
Most eye care professionals agree that an eye check-up should be done annually. It is always easier to detect and correct eye problems in their early stages if they exist.
What is myopia? How can it be prevented?
Myopia is a very common refractive disorder of the eye. It is related to lifestyles which involve excessive near visual tasks. Myopia is common among children when they begin attending school. Proper use of eyes will prevent further vision defects.
What is an astigmatism? How is it corrected?
Astigmatism is a change in the normal shape of the eye's surface. During astigmatism, the eye is more oval than round. Prescription lenses are designed to correct the vision problem.
Can I wear contact lenses? Are there different types?
Most people who need vision correction are able to wear contact lenses. Many types of contact lenses exist and can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Some are daily disposables, extended wear, and those used to change your eye color.
What is a cataract? How does it affect one's vision?
A cataract is a formation of a cloudy area that is found on the eye's lens. Normally, a lens is clear. Since an eye's lens focuses light on the retina, when a cataract forms, this light becomes blocked. The result is blurred vision.
Note: There is no substitute for a professional eye examination. If you have any vision problem, contact us at (718) 649-6526 to schedule an appointment with our eye care practitioner.