FAQ

How often do I need an eye exam?

Dr. Kennedy recommends yearly eye examinations to ensure your eyes are healthy and your prescription is still acceptable. Contact lens wearers must be examined every year.

My prescription hasn’t changed in years, why do I have to have a new exam for contacts every year?

Because contacts sit directly on your eye, they can impact your ocular health severely if not properly monitored and cared for. The state of Michigan requires a contact lens exam every year to prevent consumers from accidentally harming their eyes. Here is a good article for more explanation.

Do you treat eye emergencies or infections?

Absolutely!! Please call ahead and we will get you in as quickly as possible.

What’s the difference between an optometrist and ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) who specializes in diseases of the eye and can perform surgeries. An optometrist (OD) focuses on vision correction with glasses and contact lenses.

Can I bring in my own prescription?

Of course!  Please note that if there is any kind of error with the prescription, the prescribing doctor is responsible.

Can I bring in my own frame to have new lenses put in them?

Yes. It is important to understand that in the unlikely instance that damage occurs while the frame is in our possession, we cannot be held responsible.  Also, many of the insurance companies require your actual frame to make new lenses, so you may need to be without your glasses for a length of time.