How do allergies directly affect the eyes?

Yes, you should go see a chiropractor after a motor vehicle accident, even if you went to the ER, because the ER does not check your spinal health. Chiropractic clinics examine an accident victim differently, they look for any structural changes from the accident that may have occurred. Even if your symptoms are minor, you could be experiencing a significant change in your spine structure and limited mobility. Chiropractic treatments can reduce long-term pain, reduce scar tissue and restore your mobility.

What exactly is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is usually caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, the front surface of the eye. Instead of being a perfect sphere, like a ball bearing or a marble, it can become a little more like a football, being more curved in one direction than the other. This brings light into focus at more than one point on the retina at the back of the eye, resulting in blurry or distorted vision.

What is blue light and why is it dangerous?

Blue light is part of visible light and has a wavelength close to UV rays on the light spectrum. It is naturally produced by the sun, given off by fluorescent light bulbs, and emitted by LED screens on computer monitors, tablets, and smartphones. The eye's natural filters do not block blue light and chronic exposure may increase your risk for age-related macular degeneration. Evidence also shows that blue light exposure can lead to sleep problems.

How often should I have my eyes checked?

At Smoke Vision Care we recommend having a comprehensive eye exam every year, depending on your age, risk factors, and overall eye health.

What can I expect during an eye exam?

During an eye exam, one of our doctors will evaluate your vision, screen for eye diseases, and assess the health of your eyes. This may involve reading an eye chart, testing for refractive errors, checking eye pressure, and examining the structures of your eyes.

What are the signs and symptoms of common eye conditions?

Common signs of eye conditions include blurred vision, eye pain or discomfort, redness, itching, tearing, sensitivity to light, and seeing floaters or flashes of light. If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with us to review your eye health.

How can I protect my eyes from digital eye strain?

To reduce digital eye strain, follow the 20-20-20 rule: take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet away. Additionally, adjust the brightness and contrast of your screen, position it at eye level, and use artificial tears to keep your eyes lubricated.

Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for services?

Yes! We encourage our patients to use their HSA and FSA accounts. Oftentimes, they can be used on glasses, contacts, dry eye products and more!

What should I do if I experience sudden changes in my vision?

Sudden vision changes could indicate a serious eye problem and require immediate attention. Call the office as soon as possible if you experience sudden vision loss, double vision, flashes of light, or sudden onset of floaters. If it's after hours, contact us for the doctor on call!

Do you accept outside prescriptions for eyewear?

YES! Once your prescription is verified, you can explore our selection of eyeglass frames or contact lenses. Our experienced staff can help you find the right fit and style to suit your needs and preferences.


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