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Do I really need my eyes checked ever. year?

Yes, we do recommend having your eyes checked annually.  During our comprehensive exam, not only will your vision be tested, but we will screen for eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Additionally, Dr. Oevermann will look for indications within the eye of high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. As you can see, yearly exams are critical in maintaining eye health and can even assist with discovering other health conditions. Even those with 20/20 vision can benefit from an annual eye exam.

If I only want glasses, couldn’t I just go to a discount retail establishment like Target or Wal-Mart?

At Cypress Family Eyecare, we take pride in our examinations and customer service. We may not be the least expensive, but the value gained from our services cannot be beat.  If you ever have any issues with your glasses or contact lenses, we are just a phone call away and would be happy to help you.  We will work hard to make sure that you are completely satisfied!

How do I know if I have pink eye?

Many eye conditions can have symptoms similar to pink eye (conjunctivitis) – red, irritated eye.  Determining if you have pink eye is best decided at the doctor’s office.  As a trained professional, Dr. Oevermann can determine if you have pink eye or another eye condition.  Treatment varies for treatment of pink eye versus other eye conditions. Since bacterial conjunctivitis can be highly contagious, it is important to see Dr. Oevermann as quickly as possible to begin proper treatment.

Should I come in to see Dr. Oevermann if I keep getting headaches?

Reoccurring headaches can be the result of a number of conditions. Often, they can simply be the result of an incorrect or uncorrecte. vision prescription. Unfortunately, they can also signal a vision-threatening or even life-threatening condition. If you are experiencing frequent headaches, schedule an appointment with Dr. Oevermann or your primary care provider right away.

I am getting older, what eye or vision issues should I be concerned with?

If you are over 40, you have probably noticed that your eyes have changed.  Presbyopia is the normal, age-related loss of near focusing ability. This usually becomes a problem in our 40’s and requires new vision correction options: reading glasses, progressive lenses, bifocals and trifocals, multifocal contact lenses, multifocal eyeglasses, etc. Some age-related eye changes are normal, however, some changes may signal a disease like macular degeneration, glaucoma. or cataracts. It is important to maintain a regular eye exam schedule so that Dr. Oevermann can help to ensure that your eyes remain healthy.