Cloverdale Optometric Center

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If after reading this FAQ and you still have unanswered questions about your eye care, please contact us.
Q: Do you take walk-ins? 
A: Yes. We definitely accept walk-ins, however, to avoid waiting or the possibility that we might not have an immediate opening it is best to schedule an appointment.

A: VSP, EyeMed, Spectera, Davis Vision, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, most union subsidies, & flexible medical spending accounts.  Please contact us if your specific vision insurance is not listed or you have questions about your insurance.

Q: Do you test for glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration? 
A: Absolutely. Early detection of these eye diseases is very important. We test for these conditions during all annual eye examinations.

A: Annual eye examinations are strongly recommended for patients of all ages, even those who do not wear glasses. Your vision can easily change over a 12 month period. This change often goes unnoticed because you learn to adapt to the gradual shift. Also, many eye diseases (such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts) show no symptoms in the early stages. Early intervention is paramount to preserve your vision and eye health.

Q: What type of contact lenses do you fit? 
A: We fit all contact lenses on the market from leading manufacturers:  astigmatism (toric), bifocal, gas permeable, & color.

Q: At what age do you start examining children?
A: The American Optometric Association recommends that parents have their child's eyes examined at age 6 months, at age 3, and again before kindergarten. It is very important to catch any visual problems at a young age so that long term complications (such as a "lazy eye") do not develop.

Q: What if my child does not know their letters?
A: We have instruments/methodologies that allow us to objectively test vision without any response from the child. For children who are able and willing to interact, we use a picture chart instead of letters.

Q: At what age can my child start wearing contacts?
A: There is no set age. We fit children of all ages in contact lenses depending on the child's maturity and their ability to adapt and responsibly care for the lenses. Many children do well in lenses they can throw away at the end of the day so that they don't have to worry with a contact lens case and solution.