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Patient FAQs

question 20signWe want to make sure that you receive all of the information that you need to make educated decisions about your eye health. Our optometrist, Dr. Robert Sobel, is always available to answer your questions. Please feel free to send your eye care questions to

Q: Do diabetic patients need yearly eye exams?
Dr. Sobel: Yes, there can be dangerous changes to the retina in one year. Once the retina gets damaged, permanent vision loss occurs. When treatment is necessary, it can prevent permanent vision loss.

Q: Are all digital (HD) progressive lenses created equal?
Dr. Sobel: There are different grades. The better grades increase the peripheral vision clarity at the computer and the best grades increase the peripheral vision clarity in the far distance.

Q: I have a large astigmatism, can I wear bifocal contact lenses?
Dr. Sobel: In most cases yes. There has been a breakthrough in technology to allow most people with astigmatism to be able to wear bifocal contact lenses.

Q: If I have allergies can I still wear contact lenses?

Dr. Sobel: In most cases yes. The eyes should be examined to ensure that it will be safe.

Q. Is everyone a candidate for overnight contact lens wear?
Dr. Sobel: For some people, sleeping overnight in contact lenses is dangerous. Patients should seek guidance from their eye doctor.


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