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Do you need an eye doctor open on Sunday?

Families often run on tight schedules, and new appointments and other events seem to pop up all the time. No matter what type of family you have, there’s always an element of unpredictability, and making and keeping appointments can be challenging.

However, with our eye doctors open on Sundays, you can put your mind at ease. Our eye care professionals understand that your family is busy, and we want to make the eye exam experience as comfortable and seamless as possible. With many different locations to choose from, finding an eye doctor open on Sunday near you is easier than you might realize.

Enjoy the convenience of seeing an eye doctor open on Sunday.

For most facilities that don’t offer Sunday hours, patients will have to scramble to find alternative care in dire situations. Naturally, it would make a person uneasy about having to see a professional they didn’t know or whom they didn’t trust, especially when you never know what can be detected in an eye exam. 

For families who are more active and tend to do more sports-related activities, there is always the risk of injury. Approximately 2.4 million eye injuries happen in the U.S. every year, as well as 2,000 or more people injuring their eyes every day at work, so it’s more likely than you would think that you may need emergency eye care. (Source) In fact, whenever an eye injury occurs, you should contact your eye doctor right away and schedule a visit to ensure that nothing more serious can arise from it.

That’s why we have made it our mission and goal to provide you, our valued customer, with more options for scheduling appointments and seeing our team of eye experts when you need them the most. With the knowledge that your eye doctor is open on Sunday, as well as a vast availability during the rest of the week, you can enjoy your active lifestyle without worries. Come to For Eyes, and let our eye professionals take care of your vision health, on your own time. We’re happy to work with you in any way possible.

What can be detected in an eye exam?

Your vision is a serious matter, and we want to provide the best care to you, no matter what day of the week you decide to come in for an appointment. That is why we believe in spending the time to tell you what can be detected in an eye exam. There are many different visual issues an individual can suffer from, and none of them should wait to be examined. 

Some of the most common visual complications are hyperopia and myopia, also known as farsightedness and nearsightedness. Both can be inherited or develop from natural causes. The first signs of myopia tend to surface in childhood and increase through adolescence into adulthood, causing your vision to be clear up close but blurry at a distance. (Source) In contrast, hyperopia tends to be worse in childhood than it is in adulthood, and it causes things to look more blurry when they are near vs. far away. (Source)

There is a definite rise in farsightedness and nearsightedness, and many researchers have noted that these are beginning to manifest in children at early ages. Both of these conditions are linked to more serious issues, such as vision loss, when not treated. (Source)

Another refractive issue that is a shared vision problem for adults and children is astigmatism. Astigmatism can occur due to your family’s vision history, and it often develops later in life. This condition can distort your vision, as it occurs when the cornea turns toward a single direction. Astigmatism can also exist in tandem with the other refractive issues, including hyperopia and myopia, and it has a higher risk of occurring because of these conditions as well. 

The first symptoms of astigmatism are often mild, including eye strain and headaches. However, they can lead to more serious issues in the future if your astigmatism is strong enough and left uncorrected. One of the most common conditions caused by astigmatism is amblyopia, otherwise known as lazy eye. (Source) Fortunately, the majority of people with astigmatism do not require corrective lenses until they are older.

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 150 million people in the U.S. require prescription glasses to deal with issues caused by refractive errors. (Source) With all of the vision problems that can occur in adults and children, it can only benefit you to get these issues checked out as soon as possible. Preventing further vision complications is as simple as making an appointment at your local For Eyes with one of our eye doctors open on Sunday and receiving a comprehensive eye exam. 

Additionally, with the rise of digital technology and more tasks being reliant on screens, our vision can sometimes take a backseat. By spending an increased amount of time on digital devices, you are at more of a risk for eye problems, such as digital eye strain. (Source) The best way to combat the effects of too much screen time is to have regular exams and watch for changes in your vision. The eye doctor may also recommend blue-light lenses.

Our comprehensive eye exams will ensure that you are checked for all of these vision complications and that your eyes are strong and healthy. In addition to this, your eye exam can help to diagnose other underlying medical issues, such as diabetes and elevated blood pressure. 

A typical exam with an eye doctor open on Sunday contains various assessments of your overall eye health, including but not limited to:

    • A Dilated Pupillary Exam: The eye doctor will apply eye drops to widen your pupil. This will allow them to check your eye fundus or retina for symptoms of eye diseases. 
    • An Eye Movement Test: This test focuses on determining how your eyes work together by having them follow a moving object of some sort. This will also allow your optometrist to test your side vision.
    • An Eye Pressure Test: In this test, the eye doctor open on Sunday will release air into the eye to see how it reacts. This test can indicate serious issues with your eyes, such as glaucoma. 

 

  • A Pupil Test: This exam is designed to see if your pupil grows smaller or larger due to lighting changes. You may be asked to look at objects or eye charts while exposed to light. 

 

    • A Slit Lamp Exam: Using a slit lamp, or a binocular microscope, the eye doctor will take a look at your eye structures and eye anatomy. This will help them detect cataracts, dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other eye conditions. 

 

  • A Vision Test: This test is what one might think of when they envision a trip to an eye doctor open on Sunday or any other day. The patient will look at a chart from a distance and read the letters in succession to help the eye doctor identify any refractive errors. 

 

These tests are all designed to give us the best information to determine whether or not your vision is functioning on a healthy level, and they will allow us to move forward with treatment if your vision is lacking in any particular areas. Our eyesight is ever-changing, which is why it’s so important for you to make and keep an annual comprehensive exam on your schedule.

A child’s eye exam will be similar to an adult’s eye exam. While your child may be uneasy with attending an eye exam, our staff is well-versed in working with children and will make them as comfortable and settled as possible during their visit. Together, we can help them understand just how simple and painless the appointment can be–and what can be detected during the eye exam process. 

You might be tempted to skip a comprehensive eye exam in favor of the vision screenings that are sometimes offered in workplaces or school systems, but a vision screening should never be used alone. While vision screenings can detect when something is amiss with someone’s vision, you’ll need to see an eye doctor for an actual diagnosis. Also, only your eye doctor can update your prescription if you are someone who wears corrective lenses. 

Our skilled team of professionals can also set you up with the proper prescription eyewear to help your vision based on your issues. Whether you’re looking for new prescription glasses or sunglasses, or you’re trying to find the perfect, durable frames for your active child, we’ve got you covered. Our friendly team can help you find a customized and perfect pair of glasses to suit whatever lifestyle you or your child should choose. 

We also offer appointments to get you fitted with contact lenses. We can provide you with the necessary education to be able to care for your contact lenses, such as how to put them in, getting the proper fit for your lenses, and how to clean them. 

If you ever suspect you have a refractive error or if you’re due for your annual check-up, give yourself peace of mind, and see one of our eye doctors open on Sunday or another day of the week that suits your schedule.

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