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Scheduling and Examinations

Is it necessary to book an appointment for an eye examination?
We take walk-in as our schedule allows, but we recommend making an appointment to ensure that you will be able to be seen.

Do you accept insurance plans?
Of course! Kindly visit our insurance page for details. can you link this to the “insurance” page instead of “Questions and Answers About Vision Insurance”

How often should I get an eye exam?
Adults should have a comprehensive eye exam every year. However, adults or children with specific conditions may require more frequent examinations.

What should I bring for my eye exam?
Please bring your current eyeglasses, contact lenses, a list of medications you’re taking, and your insurance details.

How long does an eye examination take?
A comprehensive eye exam typically lasts between 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the tests required.

Do I need my pupils dilated during the exam?
Pupil dilation is a valuable technique that allows our optometrists to gain a comprehensive view of the inside of your eye. Our office utilizes the optomap to provide you with a comprehensive eye exam, but dilation is still necessary for some patients.

At what age should my child have their first eye examination?
We start seeing patients at age 5 and annual eye exams are recommended once your child starts attending school. We suggest scheduling your child’s first eye exam around 6 months if you have any specific concerns. Visit Brazos Valley Eyecare in College Station to make an appointment for your child.

Eye Health and Vision Correction

What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?
Optometrists are your primary eyecare providers who provide services such as correcting vision, assessing ocular health, treating patients for ocular emergencies, and diagnosing and managing ocular pathology. Ophthalmologists are doctors who perform ocular surgeries, treat more complex pathology, and tend to specialize in specific parts of the eye or ocular conditions. Your optometrist will tell you if a referral to an ophthalmologist is necessary.

Can I use contact lenses if I have astigmatism?
Absolutely! There are specialized contact lenses designed for individuals with astigmatism called toric lenses. Make an appointment with your eye doctor in College Station to find out more.

What’s the difference between nearsightedness and farsightedness?
If you have nearsightedness (myopia), you can see nearby objects clearly, but distant objects appear blurry. If you have farsightedness (hyperopia), it is more difficult to focus on nearby objects than objects at a distance.

Is it safe to wear contact lenses while swimming?
As a precautionary measure, wearing contact lenses while swimming is not recommended as it can increase the chances of infection.

Eye Care and Maintenance

How do I know if I have an eye infection?
If you experience redness, itchiness, discomfort, discharge, or sensitivity to light in your eyes, it could be a sign of an infection. We suggest making an appointment with Brazos Valley Eyecare for an office visit if you suspect an infection.

What’s the best way to clean my eyeglasses?
To keep your eyeglasses in good condition, it’s recommended to use a mild cleanser and a microfiber cloth for cleaning. Please avoid using harsh materials that may cause scratches on your lenses.

Can you recommend any lifestyle adjustments to enhance my eye health?
To maintain good eye health, it’s important to follow a balanced diet, protect your eyes from UV light, and take breaks from screens on a regular basis.

How long is my prescription valid?
In line with Texas regulations, prescriptions are typically valid for one year. Further information is available in the Texas Board of Optometry’s occupations code.

Contact Lenses and Returns

Why are additional fees associated with contact lens exams, and why do I have to pay them yearly?
When getting fitted for contact lenses, your optometrist will evaluate your ocular health and vision and use his or her expertise to select trial contact lenses. Your optometrist will evaluate the trial contact lenses to ensure proper fit and adequate vision and make adjustments as necessary. Your contact lens evaluation and fitting also includes any follow up appointments over the next 60 days if any issues arise.

Is it possible to return contact lenses?
Unopened contact lens boxes can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of your order. However, opened boxes or vials are not eligible for credit or exchanges. Contact us on 979-353-4070 for further assistance.