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Frequently Asked Questions on L.O. Eye Care's Operations during COVID-19
All of our 11 locations are now back open and are ready to see you! You may be wondering if it is safe to visit our office. We are answering some common questions regarding our operations and your care during COVID-19 crisis. You can also click here to read more.
At L.O. Eye Care, our patient and staff safety is a top priority. We want to thank you for your understanding and flexibility to the abrupt changes in your care due to COVID-19.
All of our 11 locations are now open and scheduling appointments for all services. We have implemented new policies and procedures throughout all of our offices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to assist you safely.
Did you know that UV rays can damage your eyes?
There are two types of UV rays: UV-A and UV-B. According to Prevent Blindness UV-A rays can hurt your central vision and can damage the macula (a part of the retina in the back of your eye). The front part of your eyes, such as the cornea and the lens, absorbs most UV-B rays, which may cause even more damage to your eyes than UV-A rays.
According to All About Vision, your eyes can change over time, causing your current prescription to become inaccurate and no longer adequately correct your vision. Eyeglasses made with an out-of-date, inaccurate prescription can cause eye strain, headaches, and possibly a serious accident due to blurry vision. Even if your glasses prescription stays the same from exam to exam, you should have routine eye exams to make sure you're not developing potentially sight-threatening eye conditions like diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, or macular degeneration.
We all rub our eyes, sometimes without even realizing it. But there are reasons why we shouldn’t rub our eyes such as:1. Increased Risk of Infection
You use your hands for just about everything and when you touch your hands to your eyes, you can transfer germs, increasing your risk for serious infections. Although frequent hand washing kills some of these germs, you inevitably pick up more throughout the day.