Positive Vision FAQ’s
At Positive Dental & Vision, we strive to provide our patients with the information you need to make good healthcare decisions. In our FAQ’s pages, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions we receive. Please note that these are general answers and each patient’s situation and medical treatment is different. When you come in for your visit, our Doctors will listen and spend as much time as needed to answer all of your questions
What are Optometrists, Opticians and Ophthalmologists?
An optometrist (OD) examines eyes for both vision and health problems, prescribes glasses, and fits contact lenses. Optometrists prescribe many ophthalmic medications and may participate in your pre- and postoperative care if you have eye surgery. An optometrist must complete four years of post-graduate optometry school.
An optician is not a doctor, but in some states, they must complete training and be licensed. Most optician’s sell and fit eyeglasses, sunglasses, and specialty eyewear that are made to an optometrist’s or ophthalmologist’s prescription. And in some states they can become certified, after special training, to fit contact lenses.
An ophthalmologist (MD) is a medical doctor who specializes in the eye. They perform eye exams, treat disease, prescribe medication, and perform surgery. They may also write prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Positive Vision works together with all three specialties to provide you with the best and most complete eye care possible.
Do I have dry eyes?
Dry eye symptoms can range from, burning, itching tearing and fluctuating vision. If you suffer or are annoyed by any of these conditions, our doctors can help relieve many or all of your symptoms with a concise treatment plan. Please schedule an appointment for an exam today.
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)
Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is the complex of eye and vision problems related to near work, which are experienced during or related to computer use. CVS is characterized by visual symptoms, which result from interaction with a computer display or its environment. In most cases, symptoms occur because the visual demands of the task exceed the visual abilities of the individual to comfortably perform the task. Our doctors at Positive Vision are experienced with both CVS and the treatment options to alleviate visual discomfort.
Do I need UV protection?
The sun’s ultraviolet rays pose potential harm to your eyes and may be correlated with cataracts and macular degeneration. We recommend UV protection on all our lenses. UV filters for your lenses accomplish the same thing as sunscreen does for skin – shields your eyes from harmful UV rays.
Tell me about Anti-Reflective coatings.
This is a special coating that reduces distracting reflections. The results are: more transmitted light, better quality of vision, improved night vision, and reduced eye fatigue. Great for working on a computer and driving at night, these lenses also offer a cosmetically appealing “invisible lens look” that makes the lens “disappear” and shows your eyes more clearly.
Tell me about polarized lenses.
This is the best option for eliminating glare. Hunters, boaters, fishermen, golfers, and drivers are just a few who can benefit from polarized lens’ glare blocking properties. Any surface can create glare in sunlight. Available in different colors, materials, and designs.
What are No-Line Progressives?
These lenses are designed to allow you to see at a distance (driving a vehicle), intermediate (Computer monitors), and near (reading books) with no lines or sections. The absence of bifocal lines makes this lens the most desirable cosmetically. You will also enjoy continuous vision from far to near with this lens design.
With your eyesight being so important and your eyes working so hard, you need to take the time to select the best vision solutions for you and your lifestyle. The doctors and staff at Positive Vision will give you more information and guidance to give ensure you the make best choice. We have a wide range of the latest styles in fashion frames and sunglasses. Please stop in to view our always new and exciting selection of frames and sunglasses.
What is the best way to clean and care for my eyeglasses?
Improper cleaning can damage your eyeglass lenses, resulting in scratches, haziness and peeling of coatings. Following these simple tips will help keep your eyeglass lenses in optimal condition!
Best Options for Cleaning and Caring for Your New Eyeglasses:
♦ Use a lens cleaner developed especially for eyeglasses, along with a micro fiber lens cloth. Most good eyeglass cleaners will have an anti-static agent in them, which helps keep dust and particles from collecting on the lenses, keeping them cleaner longer. With every eyeglass purchase, Positive Vision supplies you with a complimentary care kit including your first bottle of lens cleaner and a micro fiber cleaning cloth.
♦ If you are away from your lens cleaner, rinse your lenses with warm water and mild soap, (this rinses the dust and particles off of the lens), and then wipe them dry with a lens cloth or tissue.
♦ Use two hands when putting your eyeglasses on and taking them off.
♦ Periodically replace, or brush out the dust and lint from inside the case.
♦ Avoid leaving your eyeglasses in excessive heat, such as the dash and sun visors of the car.
♦Store glasses in an eyeglass case and take advantage of periodic, complimentary frame adjustments from Positive Vision.
♦ Remove your eyeglasses when spraying hair spray to avoid build up on the lenses.
Never do the Following to Your New Eyeglasses
♦ Use household detergents, soaps, or window cleaners such as Windex. Often the ammonia based chemicals in these cleaners will break down certain lens coatings.
♦ Place eyewear face down on the lenses.
♦ Wipe with paper towels or clothing. Remember, the dust particles must be rinsed away to avoid scratching.
Positive Vision has a full line of cleaning products to keep your new eyeglasses in optimal condition.