FAQ 2017-01-16T06:19:09+00:00

Here are the answers to the most common questions we get.

When should my child have his/her first eye examination? 2017-02-24T17:31:59+00:00

Unless you notice a problem earlier, your child should be examined between 6 months and 1 year of age.  The doctors are able to determine a lot at that age, and typically infants are very cooperative.

I had laser eye surgery, why do I need an eye exam? 2016-11-18T18:45:30+00:00

Laser vision correction improves your vision but does not make you immune to general eye health conditions. Annual eye exams are still important to monitor for early signs of eye health disease and any regression with regards to vision. 

I’m considering laser eye surgery, because I hate eyeglasses and my contact lenses always dry out? 2016-11-18T18:45:16+00:00

If you’re considering refractive eye surgery options such as LASIK or PRK, then talk to your optometrist about it during your eye exam. We would be happy to explain the procedure and forward your exam information to a laser surgery centre of your choice or provide your with a recommendation.

When does my eyeglass prescription expire? 2016-11-18T18:41:25+00:00

That all depends on what your optometrist recommended. Most eyeglass prescriptions however expire within 1 year, if it’s not noted otherwise on the prescription. Your optometrist may choose to shorten this expiration date if they feel that your vision is changing rapidly or if they have any eye health concerns. 

How often should my children have their eyes examined? 2016-11-18T18:40:43+00:00

We recommend that all children receive an annual eye exam. Children grow quickly and their eye sight and eye health can change rapidly.

How long does an eye exam take? 2017-01-14T01:00:32+00:00

Most eye exams take about 25-30 minutes. Half the exam time will be spent with the doctors assistant who will gather your medical and ocular information as well as perform some preliminary testing. The other half of the time will be spent with the doctor. 

I need an eye exam to get my driver’s license, can you fill in the forms? 2016-11-16T02:33:56+00:00

Yes. Just bring the forms with you to your eye examination and the doctor will be happy to fill them in for a nominal fee. The same applies for work forms, MMA fight forms, boxing forms, etc.

Does Clapp Optometry ever have any sales or promotions? 2017-02-24T17:35:51+00:00

Not usually, however, if one of our suppliers is running a promotion, we will certainly pass the word on to you.

Does Clapp Optometry accept walk-in appointments? 2016-11-16T04:36:37+00:00

Yes. We try to schedule our days to allow for walk-ins. We do get busy, though, so if you’re in a rush or need a particular time, we recommend that you schedule an appointment via one of our friendly staff members. Patients with scheduled appointments take priority. 

Is Clapp Optometry accepting new patients? 2016-11-16T04:35:49+00:00

Absolutely. New patients are always welcomed.

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