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We want to make sure that you receive all of the information that you need to make educated decisions about your eye health. Dr. Guillory is always available to answer your questions. Please feel free to send us your eye care questions to Dr. Guillory

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FAQ's

Q: Why do I need to scan my retinas/ back of the eye?

A: In considering the similarities of the human eye to a camera, the retina is the digital processor of the eye. Even with the best lenses brought to optimal focus, you will not get a good picture with a faulty processor. So with the eye, no matter how accurate your glasses or contact lenses are, vision is lost with a faulty retina. Through an examination, possibly supplemented by various means of electronic scans, many pathologies can be noticed and a plan instilled to PREVENT vision loss.

 

Q: Can I wear my contact lenses while I sleep?

A: SOME contact lens designs are made, and have been tested, to allow sufficient oxygen through them to sufficiently nourish the cornea, even with round the clock wear. Other contact lenses are poor at allowing oxygen through them, and your eyes require a break every day. Even though some contact lens designs can be slept in by some people, others eyes may suffer. Your eye doctor should approve overnight wear. Anyone sleeping in contact lenses should have their eyes monitored closely by their eye doctor.

 

Q: Can you explain what multifocal contact lenses are and who can wear them?

A: Multifocal contact lenses are like bifocal glasses, or better yet, no-line progressive lenses that allow patients to regain the ability to see near, intermediate, and far without reading glasses. They work very well with low levels of astigmatism.

 

Q: Are they meant to be worn daily or monthly? What materials are they made of?

A: Bifocals (bi means two) provides two distinct powers, providing clear vision at two distances. Multifocal contacts provide powers for near, far, and everything in between.

 

Q: Are there certain conditions of the eye, or any other reason why you would specifically recommend the use of multifocal contact lenses?

A: Young people who are becoming more and more nearsighted due to extended time reading or on hand-held devices may benefit from multifocal contact lenses.

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