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How long will the eye exam take?

A complete eye exam will usually take 30 minutes.

How often should I have an eye exam?

Dr. McCulley recommends you have your eyes examined yearly. If you are being treated for a certain eye condition, it may require more frequent follow-ups. An annual exam is especially important for patients wearing contact lenses to evaluate the contact lens fit, prescription, and any changes in the health of the cornea.

How much does an eye exam cost?

A comprehensive eye exam is $178 and includes a full 30 minutes with Dr. McCulley, a glasses prescription, and a complete evaluation of the health of the eyes.

Do you take my insurance?

We take most major medical insurances, call our office for more information.

Do you do the "puff of air" test for glaucoma?

No. Newer technology has allowed us to get more accurate readings of internal eye pressure to evaluate and manage glaucoma. Dr. McCulley will still test your eye pressure for glaucoma but will not use the "puff of air" test.

What does the eye exam involve?

Dr. McCulley will carefully evaluate your internal and external eye health, including a check for glaucoma, cataracts, and eye problems associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. A vision assessment will determine if there is a need for eyewear or if you are a candidate for contact lenses.

Is my prescription the same for both glasses and contact lenses?

No. A contact lens prescription requires additional measurements taken by the doctor during the fitting. Cost of the Contact Lens Fitting varies by the complexity of the prescription, and includes trial contact lenses, training on how to put in and take out contact lenses if you are a new wearer, and a follow up exam if necessary.

Do I still need glasses if I wear contact lenses?

Absolutely. It is important to have glasses with a current prescription to use when you are not wearing your contacts. In the event of an eye infection, a lengthy airline flight, or the need to get up in the middle of the night, such as parents of a newborn, it is key to maintain an up-to-date eyewear prescription.

Is it alright to sleep in my contact lenses?

Unless Dr. McCulley has told you it is alright to sleep in your brand of contact lenses, it is usually unhealthy to wear contacts overnight. There are brands that allow better oxygen breathability through the lens and may be able to be worn overnight. Ask Dr. McCulley about these contact lenses if you are interested in overnight lens wear.

Will my sight worsen if I start wearing eyewear?

Wearing a prescription does not make your vision worse. Often when a patient gets eyewear for the first time the visual improvement is so significant that vision without it seems much worse, especially over time. This is simply because the brain can now compare two images, one with eyewear and one without, and realize how much clearer the vision is with spectacle correction.

How do I select the right eyewear to look good on me?

Our experienced staff will be glad to assist you in choosing a frame that fits your style, work and leisure needs. As you browse our wide variety of eyewear, we will work with you to personally select frame options that will suit your looks and personality. You may be surprised at what a great work of art your face can be with the perfect frame! We offer personal eyewear shopping appointments and consultations. Fill out this survey to get started!

How thick will my spectacle lenses be?

Lens thickness depends on how strong the prescription is, the type of lens material used, and the shape of the frame. In general, the stronger the prescription, the thicker the lens. However, new high index lens materials are available that can minimize thickness. Our experienced opticians will help you choose the type of lens and frame size that will look best on you and be best for your prescription.

When should my child have their first eye exam?

Dr. McCulley recommends seeing children as infants, again at age 3, age 5, and yearly after. Dr. McCulley participates in a national health program called InfantSee which provides a free eye exam to infants. We recommend having that exam between 6-12 months of age.

Do you carry frames for children?

Yes. We carry frames for children of all ages. Please come in to view our selection and our opticians will help you choose the best frame for your child that is durable, stylish, and affordable.

Why should I buy sunglasses from you instead of the gas station?

Bottom line, better sun protection for your eyes. All our Sunglasses use optical quality lenses and frames, have 100% UV Protection, and many have a polarized lens and/or a backside Anti-Glare treatment. Good sunglasses help prevent UV light from getting in to your eyes, which can be a major cause of cataracts.

What is a cataract and how do I know if I have one?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens in the eye, which is located behind the iris and the pupil. This usually occurs as we age, but can also be caused by trauma, the use of certain medications, or excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation present in sunlight. Symptoms of cataracts include blurred vision, problems with glare, faded colors, or difficulty with night driving. A comprehensive eye exam with Dr. McCulley will determine if you have a cataract.