The world of eyecare can sometimes be a vast and convoluted place full of various technical terms and differing scientific opinions with no clear-cut path to better eye health.
This very reason is why we turn to our eyecare professionals for help wading through the endless menagerie of eye care fact and fiction.
Your primary eyecare physician can be a guiding light for you and can point you in the right direction when you feel overwhelmed with the many different options of care available.
This reason is why we and so many others recommend asking your eye doctor as many questions as you can so you can stay educated about your health. No matter how random or unique the question may seem to you, chances are your eye doctor has heard them all!
With that being said, here are four off-the-wall questions that you might not even know you needed the answers to!
Can You Return Contacts?
Contacts help approximately 45 million people in the U.S. every day. If you don’t wear contacts, you probably know someone who does.
With all the tips and tricks floating around about how to handle your contacts, one that might often get overlooked is, “Can I return my contacts?”
The answer is more than a simple yes or no.
Each retail company has their own return policy, with most requiring that unused or defective lenses be returned within 30 days.
The best plan is to research the specific return policy for the company you are ordering contacts from.
Does Laser Eye Surgery Use Real Lasers?
Laser eye surgery might be a familiar term to you since it is a common surgical procedure.
But are those real lasers or just a figure of speech?
The lasers used in laser eye surgery are real lasers fine-tuned to make a small cut in the cornea of the eye, which then reshape the tissue underneath the cornea to nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Is It True That We See Everything Upside Down?
You’ve probably heard this at some point in your life, but is there any truth to it?
The truth is that the images we see are filtered into our eyes through our retinas, which are imprinted upside-down onto our brain. Our brain then adapts the information it receives through the eyes to the information about our surroundings and inverts the image for us.
Can Eyeglasses Work as Safety Glasses?
Merely wearing your regular prescription eyeglasses as your defense against possible eye injury is not recommended unless they meet specific criteria. Safety glasses can be designed to include a prescription.
There are many more odd eyecare questions out there. Did you come up with a few while you were reading this list?
If so, take them to your local eye doctor, so that you can be surprised yet again by the answer!