A: Yes! We are more than happy to provide you with the service you deserve. For more information or to set up an appointment, contact us!
A: It depends on who the patient is. A young, healthy person with no apparent problems will take about 45 minutes. Someone older, perhaps with high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma or other ailments can take much longer. The optometrist will determine what clinical tests are needed to provide the correct information for new glasses or contact lenses.
A: Dr. Herkert begins seeing children as early as 6 months old. Many health authorities screen children in their area at around three years of age, but if you are concerned, or if there are any members of your family with eye problems, then it’s best to have your child’s eyes tested sooner rather than later.
A: Yes. Diabetes can cause severe problems with your sight. It is very important that your eyes are checked every year, preferably with drops to dilate the pupil, so that the retina (back of the eye) can be examined thoroughly. Dr. Herkert will always send a report of his findings to your primary care doctor or your endocrinologist.
A: No. There is a thin, transparent membrane which covers the inside of the eyelids and the outside of the eye. This forms a seal which prevents contact lenses – as well as grit, dust, and other ‘foreign’ material – passing round to the back of the eye.
A: No. When people wear the proper glasses, they realize they can see more clearly and comfortably. What they may have considered normal and acceptable before is now inferior by comparison.