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Patient FAQs

We want to make sure that you receive all of the information that you need to make educated decisions about your eye health. Dr. Hiten Prajapati is always available to answer your questions. Please feel free to send us your eye care questions to


Q: Why should I get an anti-reflective coating on my lenses? 

Dr. Prajapati: Anti-reflective lenses reduce glare and reflections; making lenses appear invisible. This coating is beneficial if you’re bothered by glare when driving at night; you wear glasses all day while working at a computer; or you do a lot of public speaking in bright lights.

Q: What should I do if I have a red eye that's not getting better?

Dr. Prajapati: The best thing to do is let an eye doctor properly diagnose the etiology of the redness – is it bacterial, viral, inflammatory, allergic, foreign body, etc. Only then can a proper treatment be done.

Q: Why do my eyes water?

Dr. Prajapati: Most of the time eyes water due to dryness. It's a neuronal response from the brain that when the surface is dry a signal is sent to secrete tears. The other, less common, reason is a plugged tear duct. Either reason, visit your eye doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Q: At what age should my child have his/her first eye exam?

Dr. Prajapati: If there are no noticeable problems we recommend a good age for their first comprehensive eye exam at 4 years old.


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