AFV Blog

At what age should my child start getting eye exams?

Q: At what age should my child start getting eye exams? A: This is a popular question I get from parents, especially as the school year begins and as a parent, I feel it is one of the most important questions I can answer. The truth is we do exams as early as 6 months...

I have astigmatism. Is that bad? What is it?

Q: I have astigmatism. Is that bad? What is it? A: I am  not sure where or when, but somewhere down the line, astigmatism (not a stigmatism) got a bad rap. Much like nearsightedness (myopia: unable to see clearly far away) or farsightedness (hyperopia: unable to...

Can I wear Contacts?

Q: Can I wear contacts? A: This is a common question I get from patients of all ages. The answer is Yes… maybe? Let’s take a look. When assessing whether or not you are a candidate for contacts, I always consider 4 things: The touch factor, overall eye health,...

Am I a Candidate for Lasik?

Q: Am I a candidate for Lasik? A: This is one of the most common questions I get asked. There are a variety of things to consider, but I will simplify it to 3 key things: Has your prescription stabilized? Depending on how big your prescription is, it may not stabilize...