Frequently Asked Questions

Are these floating spots in my eyes normal?

Most “floaters” (gray or black spots or strings that you see when you move your eyes) are completely normal. They tend to increase with age and are harmless. But if you notice a rapid increase in floaters you should contact your optometrist right away, as it could be a sign of a more serious condition.

Can I swim or shower with contacts in my eyes?

We recommend against it. They could fall out and if they do it will be nearly impossible to find them. Plus, the contacts could become contaminated with germs or chemicals in the water that could hurt your eyes. It’s safer to just take them out.

What causes “dry eyes”?

Dry eye is a result of tear ducts that don’t hydrate your eyes sufficiently, resulting in a scratching, burning or stinging sensation. If you suffer chronic dry eye, come in for a checkup. There are effective treatments available.

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