Many people, even those with a history of good vision, find themselves needing a bit more help as they age. Whether it is the need for reading glasses to see the fine print up close, or some glasses to combat a blur at a distance, an eye exam is necessary to get an accurate prescription. The following tips can help you prepare for your first eye exam.
Tip #1: Document Vision Concerns
The word "LASIK" is often misused to refer to any laser vision correction surgery, when really, LASIK is just one specific type of corrective eye surgery. If you are thinking of having your vision corrected, there is a chance your eye doctor may recommend LASIK, but he or she also may feel that another surgery option is better suited for your eyes. To give you a better idea of what to expect, here's a look at the basics of LASIK, along with PRK and LASEK -- the other two major corrective surgeries.
Ordering contacts online can be a great thing. It's a good way to find the best deals, and it's certainly convenient to have your contacts delivered straight to your home. Plus, when shopping online, it's sometimes easier to find contact lens brands and styles that are a bit less common.
However, if you want to use your insurance to pay for the contacts that you order online, you could find that it's a bit trickier than you think.
If you have drooping eyelids and are considering having blepharoplasty, the medical term for eyelid surgery, you may find that your insurance does not want to cover it. Generally speaking, having a medical procedure to enhance your looks is not going to be paid for by an insurance company. However, if you can prove there is a medical reason to have the surgery, there is a much better chance your out-of-pocket expenses will be limited to any deductible you have on your insurance policy.
Contacts can be a great way to improve your vision without having to wear glasses, but they can be a bit tricky to put in the first time. Knowing the proper technique for putting contacts into your eye will allow you to do the job quickly and easily. The following guide walks you through the proper technique for putting in your contacts.
Wash Your Hands
When you go to put contacts into your eye, you need to be sure that your hands are clean.