Questions to Ask at Your Next Eye Appointment

Going to the eye doctor should not be a one-way conversation. The important questions below can help you get the most out of your time with your eye care professional. Are all eyeglass lenses the same?

  1. Is there a difference in quality of lenses?
  2. What are the best lenses for my vision needs?
  3. Why are these lenses best for my vision needs?
  4. Can customized eyeglasses improve my vision quality and comfort?
  5. Will one pair of eyeglasses meet all of my vision needs?
  6. Are there different methods used to perform an eye exam? What method do you use and why?
  7. What do you check in an eye exam besides my prescription?

Specific Questions About Prescription Lenses:

  1. What is a “coating” and what does it do?
  2. How do I avoid reflections on my eyeglasses?
  3. How do self-tinting (photochromic) eyeglass lenses work? What brands of self-tinting eyeglass lenses are available?
  4. Does my prescription limit the type of frame I can wear?
  5. What are “computer lenses”?
  6. Do I need special lenses for playing sports?
  7. What lenses are ideal to reduce sensitivity to light and reflections?
  8. If I have difficulty driving at night, what type of lens is recommended?
  9. How can I prolong the life of my eyeglasses?  
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