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Pro tip from Dr. Beamer and Dr. Hutton — don’t just google your symptoms! We recommend these websites for reliable information about vision for all ages. ● All About Vision – ● American Optometric Association – ● InfantSee…

Q: Are online vision tests accurate?

A: The short answer is no. Online testing does not check ocular health (some conditions can be sight-threatening) and there is a greater risk for inaccurate prescription. Online testing usually doesn’t accept vision plans and it’s difficult to obtain proper…

Q: How do I know if my baby needs an exam?

A: Infants should be able to fixate (“lock” their eyes) on an object soon after birth and follow a moving object by the time they are 3 months old. You can use a toy or bright-colored object to determine whether…

Q: Does every student need an eye exam?

A: Vision screenings are required for every school-aged child in Pennsylvania. Quick screenings are available from school nurses and pediatricians, but they are not a substitute for a full optometrist appointment. If your student is squinting, complains of headaches, or…

Q: Is vision correction surgery right for me?

A: Many people are interested in surgery to decrease their dependence on glasses or contacts. Today, there are many options available, including LASIK, custom LASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange and others. We encourage our patients to talk with us about…

Q: Why is my vision fluctuating?

A: Many issues and conditions can lead to blurry vision that comes and goes, or changing vision. Some issues will go away with time, while other conditions will need to be monitored and/or treated by an eye doctor or specialist.…

Q: How often should I get my eyes checked?

Children should be seen as infants, at age 3, and age 5. Students need to get an exam every year.  Contact lens wearers need an annual exam. Adults (18-60) should schedule a checkup every two years.  Older adults (65+) need…

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