Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.
It’s that time of year again! The countdown is on before your flexible spending account (FSA) expires. (December 31) Yup, there is a “use-it or lose-it” rule (straight from the government.) What’s covered? We want to help you make the most of your heard earned dollars. By using your FSA you are saving money that would otherwise have gone to taxes (an average of 25% of your income, based on Seattle 2018 median income.) So basically you’re getting 25% off your eyewear! It’s like a sale for yourself, and an opportunity to elevate the style in your life. Helllllloooo foxy frames!
Can you swim with contact lenses? Sure, but is it a good idea? No, no it is not. In a chlorinated pool, the chlorine (a chemical similar to bleach) strips away the protective layer of "tear film" in your eyes. This "film" is the barrier keeping bacteria and germs out. Once it is gone, your contact then acts as a sticky bandaid for all the germs it comes into contact with. And holds them close to your eyeball, with direct access to your cornea
During this exam, our doctors will assess your need for prescription contact lenses or glasses, and do preventative screening for common eye diseases. Eyes are often an indicator of overall health - so you are doing more for yourself than just an “eye check” when you come in to see us!