Well i got glasses..i hate them so much and i was gonna get Lasek, but my dad told me not to waste my money because it doesnt work completely, but he suggested contacts, which is my second choice. W...
okay so for the past.. 2 and a half years or so ive been constantly on the computer.. daily like 8 hours. except a few weeks ago ive been hardly on since i have pretty severe computer eye strain. on ...
an optometrist does not handle disease of the eyes. you would either need to see your family doctor or opthamologist (medical doctor/disease & disorders of the eye).
you might check to see if they have any eye drops at your local pharmacy that might be able to clear that up.
About 50-60 dollars. Look in the papers for coupons. I just went and exam was pretty thorough. Walmart has optical centers.
I didnt see the stye part. Go to a doc. I had them as a kid and I put a cloth soaked with something to get rid of it- no antibiotics, some cheap thing you buy in the store
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there are a lot of do it quick no appointment necessary places like that. Ive learned from experience that it may be better to seek out an optometrist that does a thourghal exam like vision source. i went to lens crafters and my exam took about 1 minute. my script was wrong and they didnt check for cadiracts and emaculi and other important conditions. my bill was $110.00. it is worth it because eye health cant be hurried. you can take your script to a cheaper place.
First, Angee has it wrong. Optometrists treat styes in most states and will probably prescribe medications for treatment. However, the other advice that you have been given is OK. Family doctors, their PA or nurse practitioner, optometrists or ophthalmologists should all be able to handle treating a stye.
As was stated previously a visit for this would not require "vision insurance" and any of the doctors listed above could bill this to your general health insurance plan. It should NOT be anywhere near $110. At the most it would be a limited visit requiring you to provide a history of any previous styes and an external examination of the eye lid. If an eye doctor starts to put you through what they call a "comprehensive eye examination" walk out and report them to the state medical board even if you do have insurance.
Gazeygoo is correct. regular MD for an eye infection
optometrists will definitely treat your styes and eye infections better than your family physician will. 9 times out of 10, family physicians will treat an eye infection or stye with an antibiotic that is obsolete. Also, they give antibiotics for all types of red eyes, even though not all red eyes are bacterial in nature. This could actually harm your eye worse or at the very best, not help the red eye at all. optometrists can treat and diagnose all eye diseases up until the point of surgery. you do not need specific eye insurance to see an optometrist to treat a stye....they can bill it to your primary medical insurance in most instances.
i know this because i used to get styes ALOT......and they were never treated right until i went to see my optometrist.
Never go to a family doctor for any eye conditions. Most likely you'll end up on some old antibiotic that you don't need anyway.
You do not need a vision plan for a stye. Vision plans don't cover things like that. Regular old medical insurance covers that, and your medical insurance works the same way at the optometrist as it does anywhere else. Just be sure your eye doctor is a provider for your plan.
You do NOT need to see an optomitrist for a stye. Your family doctor can easily treat that.