Frequently Asked Questions

My eyes hurt and my vision is clear. Why should I have an eye examination done?

Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining your eyes’ health by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases, like glaucoma, develop gradually without any pain or vision loss – so you may not notice anything wrong until significant and irreversible damage has been done. Early detection allows for a choice of treatment options or prevents further harm.

What is the difference between an Ophthalmologist, an Optometrist, and an Optician?

  • An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor & surgeon, involved in the diagnosis and medical/surgical treatment of all conditions and diseases affecting the eye in addition to performing comprehensive routine eye exams and prescribing glasses and contact lenses.
  • An Optometrist is an eye care professional, specialized in their refractive state of the eye and primarily correct vision through fitting glasses and contact lenses.
  • An Optician is a person who works at an eyeglass store and is involved in the manufacturing and sale of eyeglasses

How often should I have my eyes examined?

  • Adults with glasses: Annually
  • Adults without glasses: Once in 2-3 Years
  • 60+ year old people: Annually
  • Anyone with an eye disease will be called for check more frequently.

When should children have their first eye exam?

Children are often referred to an ophthalmologist if they are thought to be having a problem with their eyes, like pink eye, vision problems, squint etc. In children who have no eye complaints, a routine eye exam is often recommended around the age of 4-5.

Is carrot the only food good for my eyesight?

Carrot is good for health, but not the only food good for eyes. Some other foods that if eaten regularly are good for your eyes’ health are:

  • Dark green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, etc.
  • Orange coloured food like oranges, papaya, mango, carrot, etc
  • Other non-meat protein sources like eggs, nuts, and beans
  • Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish
  • Eggs, nuts, beans and other non-meat protein sources

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