Frequently asked questions about eye examination

How often should I have an eye examination?

Prior to the age of 40 every 2 years, after 40 years every year. In case of complaints, certain diseases and after operations more frequent examinations would be advisable.

There are many eye doctors, why I should come to you?

Because of my high level of expertise and experience in the field of eye surgery, which is based on my scientific research, my experience in specialized clinics and my constant investigation of the most advanced surgical techniques. And because I’m making time for you, to answer your individual concerns and all your questions.
While other eye doctors can provide only the diagnosis, I can offer you the surgical care as well. So you will be taken care of completely.

I need an urgent appointment, is this possible?

Yes, please call.

How long does it take to get a prescription for glasses?

The eye examination takes about 15 minutes and you immediately receive your prescription right after the examination.

Can I drive after the examination?

For determination of glasses, examination of the anterior part of your eye, measurement of the intraocular pressure or the examination of the central posterior part of your eye no pupil-dilating eye drops are necessary and you can drive.

For which tests is a dilation necessary and why?

For vision problems like glare, blurred vision or if you see haze, flashes of light, floaters, or anything similar. Then, a careful examination of the posterior part of the eye is required and for that pupil-dilating eye drops are necessary.

I would like to get contact lenses, but I don’t know if I can tolerate them – what would you recommend?

I would recommend to try samples of contacts (1-day contact lenses). So you can easily find out if you tolerate them.

Kontaktlinsen weich oder hart besser

Are soft or hard contact lenses better?

Generally hard contacts are recommended. They can even be used for astigmatism (uneven corneal curvature). In recent years, soft contacts have been significantly improved with regard to materials and fit. With proper care and good compatibility, there shouldn’t be any problems with soft contact lenses.

Can I wear contact lenses as well as glasses from time to time?

Yes, this is even strongly recommended. The total time of wearing hard and soft contact lenses, should not exceed 6 to 8 hours per day. Therefore, you should also wear glasses.

Can I wear soft contact lenses even with dry eyes?

Yes, you can. Quality materials, a good fit of the contact lens and high-quality care products are important for this. I would be happy to provide advice to you.

My eyes burn and are very swollen in the morning, what could that mean?

It could be a dry eye. Moisturizing eye drops can relieve such symptoms. An examination would be important as well as a brief clarification of possible other causes (such as allergy, thyroid, etc.)

Allergie, Trockene Augen, Linderung

I’m allergic, can that also affect the eyes?

Yes, anti-allergic eye drops can relieve your symptoms.

What is the advantage of an independent medical practice?

An independent medical practice offers many advantages: short lead times, fast appointments and short waiting times in the medical office. Furthermore, a tranquil ambiance: no crowded waiting areas and no stressed staff. These advantages save you time, allow for a more individual care and a higher quality of treatment.

Where can I park my car?

A parking garage is located directly next to the medical practice and a lift is available.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes, you can pay with a bank card as well as with a credit card.

Do you have questions about the surgery? Read the most frequently asked questions and answers here.

If you have further questions please call my medical practice at (01) 406 11 21-155 or contact me by e-mail.