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Frequently Asked Questions about Eye Exams from our Lubbock Optometry Team

At Ginter Eyecare Center, our Lubbock optometry team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal eye and vision health. We provide a wide range of optometry services right here in our office, ranging from routine eye exams to emergency eye care and everything in between. 

Man Getting Eye Exam

FAQ About Vision Exams

Our comprehensive eye exams are ideal for maintaining your ocular health and making sure your vision prescription is up-to-date. Our eye doctors specialize in comprehensive eye exams and provide them to patients just like you every day.

How Often Do I Need an Eye Exam?

This will vary from one patient to the next, but we typically recommend an eye exam at least once a year. This is important to staying on top of your eye health and being on the lookout for signs of eye and vision problems. When caught early enough, the symptoms of many eye conditions can be managed or even reversed.

What Should I Expect From an Eye Exam?

When you come in for an eye exam, we'll test your vision for any refractive errors, in addition to testing for both near- and far-sightedness. We'll also take the time to check your eyes and their ability to see color, track moving objects, and assess depth perception. All of our comprehensive eye exams also involve checking your eyes for signs of cancers, glaucoma, cataracts, and other medical conditions.

Can I Drive Home After an Eye Exam?

In general, patients should have no trouble driving home after an eye exam. In some cases, your sensitivity to light can be much higher after you've had your pupils dilated as part of your exam, so we do recommend having sunglasses on-hand to wear if you plan on driving home.

How Long Does it Take to Get Glasses?

If it turns out you need a new prescription for glasses, we can get that taken care of right here in our office. We have a wide range of frames and lenses from which to choose, so we can help you find the style you want and take care of ordering your new glasses for you. Delivery times can vary based on the specific lenses you need and the availability of the frames you choose.

Am I a Good Candidate for Contact Lenses?

A separate eye exam, known as a contact lens exam, is recommended if you're considering getting contact lenses. Some patients with eye conditions like astigmatism may have a hard time wearing traditional contacts, but because we specialize in hard-to-fit contacts, we should be able to help you find an option that will work for you!

Are you a resident of Lubbock, Wolfforth, and Woodrow, and need to update your eye prescription? Request an Appointment with Our Optometrists Today

If you're due for an eye exam, we encourage you to call Ginter Eyecare Center today at 806-798-8820 to schedule your appointment with our optometrists. We proudly serve the areas of Wolfforth, Lubbock, and Woodrow, and we're open convenient hours five days a week to work with your busy and hectic schedule.

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