AFV Blog

Why do you dilate our eyes?

This is one of the most common questions I get regarding an eye exam. The analogy I like to use is if you were going to inspect a home, would you rather look through a single window or walk inside and go through the entire house? In younger patients with healthy eyes,...

Is it OK to use store brand contact lens solutions?

The short answer is: NO. Newer contact lenses are made of silicon hydrogel material and older contact lens solutions are not compatible with these types of lenses.  Additionally, the store brands buy their solution formulations from the name brand companies and...

When should I get my child’s eyes checked?

80% of learning is visual and the visual system has a critical period of development which lasts about the first 7-8 years of their lives. Considering the importance of early intervention, a child should have a comprehensive exam before their second birthday, and...