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Are you looking for an eye doctor open on Saturday?

With an unpredictable schedule during the workweek, sometimes you need to see an eye doctor open on Saturday. If this is you, you’re in luck. At most of our locations, we conduct eye exams over the weekend, making it simple to get the eye care you need, including for refractive errors.

Click the link below to find an eye doctor open on Saturday in your area, or scroll down to learn more about what the most common refractive errors are. We are here for you at your convenience, and we look forward to serving you.

You’ll love the flexibility of seeing an eye doctor open on Saturday.

Although you may never expect to need an eye doctor open on Saturday, the chances are that at some point in your life, that need may arise. Accidents can happen, or you may not be able to take time off from work or get away from duties taking place in the middle of the week. That’s why we offer the option to schedule an eye exam on Saturday.

You may notice that you or your child are dealing with symptoms common with refractive errors, such as an increase in blurry vision, eye fatigue, or headaches. Maybe you’re seeing bright spots of light or dark circles floating in front of you. (Source) If so, contact your nearest For Eyes right away to book a comprehensive eye exam.

We’re aware that life gets busy, which is why we’ve made it our mission to supply our valued customers with the ability to see an eye doctor on Saturday. If there is an emergency, we want you to know that we’ll be there for you and your children when you need us.

What are the most common refractive errors an eye doctor open on Saturday can treat?

First, let’s discuss what a refractive error is. How we see images and objects is determined by how light bends in our eyes. If the light turns wrong (not on the retina, which is the tissue that lines the back of our eyes), then the images that we see can become blurry. 

Most refractive errors can be corrected through prescription glasses, which is why regular eye exams are needed. And if you can’t make it to your eye doctor during the week, seeing an eye doctor open on Saturday is a great way to maintain your healthy vision.

So, what are the most common refractive errors that an eye doctor open on Saturday can treat?

Astigmatism

What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a refractive error that causes blurry vision and affects 1 in every 3 people. (Source) It occurs most often if you have another refractive error, such as farsightedness or nearsightedness. If you have blurry vision, you may want to see an eye doctor to find out if astigmatism is the cause of your symptoms.

Astigmatism occurs when the lenses of your eyes, or corneas, are shaped abnormally, causing the light that enters your eyes to not focus on the retina as it should. The lenses of your eyes may also be bent inside the eye instead of outside of the eye, resulting in the same problem. 

With astigmatism, you may experience an odd sensation where part of what you are looking at, such as a clock, is clear while another part of it is blurry. You may also experience eye strain, headaches, and tired eyes, along with blurry vision. (Source)

If you suspect that astigmatism might be what’s wrong with your vision, you may be looking for an eye doctor open on Saturday. The eye doctor can tell you if you have this common refractive error and recommend prescription glasses or contact lenses to clear up your vision, if so.

 

Farsightedness

Farsightedness is also referred to as hyperopia. If you’re farsighted, you can see items that are far away without any problem, but things nearby tend to be blurry and out of focus. (Source)

Just like with astigmatism, farsightedness occurs because your eyes are unable to bend and focus light. Your cornea may also not be curved enough for your eyes to direct the light to the correct place, causing it to shine toward the back of the eyes. With the light focusing on the wrong part of the eyes, it may be difficult to see things that are close to you.

If you have a hard time focusing on nearby objects or are experiencing eye fatigue or strain after reading or sewing, then you may be farsighted. Other symptoms include a burning feeling in your eyes or finding yourself exasperated after doing close-up work that requires complete concentration.

Vision screenings are often not enough to identify farsightedness, so your eye doctor open on Saturday will want to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. If the optometrist determines you are farsighted, they may suggest corrective lenses. Depending on your level of farsightedness, you may only have to wear glasses while working with nearby objects or reading.

Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is where you can see things that are close to you, but if you look into the distance, images, words, and objects can become blurry and indecipherable. Nearsightedness is common among Americans, affecting almost one-third of the population. (Source)

Many people inherit nearsightedness, and your symptoms often worsen until you turn 20. (Source) If your parents are nearsighted, you may have a higher chance of becoming nearsighted, too. You may also be more likely to acquire nearsightedness if you spend a lot of time doing close-up work. 

Nearsightedness means that your eye is too lengthy or that your cornea is bent too much. This can affect how your eyes absorb and focus light, and it can make distant images blurry. Nearsighted people may have trouble making out the visuals while watching TV, but they can often read books and watch movies on their tablet with ease. Doing close-up work is much easier for them than having to focus on distant objects. 

If images in the distance are blurry, you may have nearsightedness, and if it is unbearable, seeing an eye doctor open on Saturday may be necessary. Give us a call at your local For Eyes to schedule an appointment. 

 

Presbyopia

For those of us who are over the age of 40, we may experience a decrease in vision. It may be difficult to see objects at close range, and it may seem to happen overnight. This is called presbyopia. (Source)

With presbyopia, the lens in each eye changes shape and hardens, making it hard to focus on things that are nearby, including books, cell phones, or magazines.  A sure sign that you are experiencing presbyopia is that you have to view books, newspapers, or magazines at a distance to see the wording. 

It can also be more challenging to do normal things, such as filling out paperwork or forms, without needing the use of corrective eyewear You may also experience headaches and tired eyes from trying to read blurry words or doing a lot of close-up work.

We suggest having an annual eye exam so that one of our eye doctors open on Saturday can test you for presbyopia and see if a pair of corrective lenses can help your symptoms. If you’re over 40 and believe that presbyopia might be what is happening with you, schedule an appointment to see one of our skilled optometrists today.

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