Optometry FAQ

Contact Lenses (6)

First, your glasses prescription will be determined. Then, the doctor will select trial lenses and evaluate your vision and the fit of the lenses.

When combined with your exam, it will add about 10 minutes, but may be longer for first time wearers or those being fit in multifocal contacts. A comprehensive eye exam takes 45 minutes to one hour.

Yes. You must have had a comprehensive exam at our office within the past 6 months.

Yes, many optometrists offer competitive pricing on contact lenses, but you are not required to purchase from an eye doctor. You will receive a copy of your prescription at your visit.

ou are not required to purchase contact lenses from an eye doctor. Your eye doctor will provide a copy of your prescription at the conclusion of your eye exam.

There is no simple answer to this question as there are several variables including the type and price of contacts being fitted and different fittings levels. Please contact us for more information.

Eye Care (4)

Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, symptoms can include redness, watering, itching, burning, discharge, and crusting of the lashes. Conjunctivitis can be caused by a bacteria or a virus. It is important to be evaluated by an optometrist to determine the type of pink eye that you have.

Pink eye caused by a bacterial infection typically lasts 5-7 days. Viral infections can last up to a month and is more contagious.

Headaches around the forehead and behind the eyes along with tired eyes can be signs of digital eye strain.

Prescription eyeglasses with anti-reflective coating may be prescribed. You can also apply the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes you should look 20 feet away for 20 seconds. 

Eye Doctor (9)

An optometrist is an eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Optometrists examine eyes for both vision and health problems, and correct refractive errors by prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses. Optometrists are trained to diagnose and treat most eye problems and diseases. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) or a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are trained to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat disease, prescribe medications and perform eye surgery.

Always see an optometrist first, and you will be referred to an ophthalmologist only if necessary.

Yes. Cataracts can be diagnosed at your annual eye exam. Your optometrist will help determine when you need cataract surgery and will set up a referral to an eye surgeon.

Yes, Eye Point Optometry is locally owned and operated in High Point, NC. Eye Point Optometry is owned by Angela Sellers, a fully licensed and experienced eye doctor in High Point, NC.

Eye Point Optometry aims to provide the best eye care in High Point. Dr. Angela Sellers is committed to the High Point community and will provide comprehensive and caring eye care to you and your family.

Dr. Angela Sellers is your Eye Point Optometry eye doctor in High Point, NC. She is also the owner of Eye Point Optometry, and she is a local Piedmont, NC native and lifetime resident.

Eye Point Optometry is a family focused eye care provider, and Dr. Angela Sellers is passionate about being the best eye doctor for kids in High Point!

Yes! Eye Point Optometry is partnered with Optics Eyewear to provide eye care and eye glasses in one visit to one location.

Yes, Eye Point Optometry has eye doctors near Main Street in High Point, NC.

Eye Exam (16)

A comprehensive eye exam typically takes 45 minutes to one hour. If you also need a contact lens fitting, it may take 10-15 additional minutes.

If you have no insurance coverage, we offer a cash pay price of $99 for an exam for glasses. There are additional fees for contact lens evaluations. Before we can know exactly what your out of pocket costs may be, we will ask for your vision and medical insurance to determine if you have insurance coverage that will help you pay for some or all of the cost of an eye exam.

Children should have their first exam between 6 months and 1 year of age. This exam can be free of charge if performed by an InfantSee provider (https://infantsee.org/). If all findings are normal, another exam should be performed before starting kindergarten.

Healthy individuals should have an exam every 1-2 years. Contact lens wearers and those with diseases such as diabetes should be seen yearly.

Schedule a pediatric eye exam for your children in their first 6 to 12 months and annually after that. Children’s eyes grow quickly and vision problems can occur as a result. Pediatric eye exams can also help us identify other potential health issues early.

Young children often do not complain about blurry vision or difficulty seeing things. Some signs you can look for are eye rubbing, squinting, and sitting close to the television. School age children may complain of headaches, tired eyes, and may avoid reading.

Dilation is the process where the pupils are enlarged using eye drops, and is a normal part of a routine eye exam. This allows the doctor to view the inside of the eyes to ensure they are healthy. Dilation does have some side effects such as up close blurry vision and light sensitivity.

In most cases, yes, you can drive while your eyes are dilated. For most people, driving while your eyes are dilated is safe as dilation will only cause difficulty seeing up close. If the doctor feels that your vision will be too impaired to drive safely, it will be discussed before putting in the drops. If you are uncomfortable driving while dilated, we recommend that you bring a driver.

If you have no insurance coverage, we offer a cash pay price of $99 for an exam for glasses. There are additional fees for contact lens evaluations. Before we can know exactly what your out of pocket costs may be, we will ask for your vision and medical insurance to determine if you have insurance coverage that will help you pay for some or all of the cost of an eye exam.

Yes! Eye Point Optometry is partnered with Optics Eyewear to provide eye care and eye glasses in one visit to one location.

We offer eye exams in a convenient and central location in High Point, NC.

  1. You can call us at (336) 422-7136.
  2. You can reach out to us online here.
  3. You can visit our office and schedule an appointment in person.

Eye Exams are critical not only to protect and improve your vision, but also for the good of your overall health. Eye Exams can help us identify early warning signs for high blood pressure, diabetes, brain tumors, aneurysms, and strokes.

If you have no insurance coverage for your child, we offer a cash pay price of $99 for a pediatric eye exam for glasses. There are additional fees for contact lens evaluations. Before we can know exactly what your out of pocket costs may be, we will ask for your vision and medical insurance to determine if you have insurance coverage that will help you pay for some or all of the cost of your child’s eye exam.

Dilation allows the doctor to view the inside of the eyes to ensure they are healthy. Dilation does have some side effects such as up close blurry vision and light sensitivity. Eye doctors use eye drops to enlarge, or dilate, the pupils. Dilation is a normal part of a routine eye exam.

Yes! We are located near Thomasville near Main Street in High Point, NC. We welcome any patients from Thomasville!

Eye Glasses (4)

If there are no changes to your prescription, glasses can continued to be used for as long as desired. However, after a couple of years, many people will start to notice scratches and the lens coatings can start to break down.

Bifocals and progressive lenses are most often prescribed for those over age 40 and for individuals who have trouble seeing clearly both at a distance and when reading. An eye exam with your optometrist can assist you with determining whether bifocals are right for you.

Drugstore reading glasses will not cause your vision to worsen, however, they often do not work well because most people have astigmatism and/or different prescriptions in each eye. As a result, many of these individuals experience persistent eye fatigue and headaches.

Yes! Eye Point Optometry is partnered with Optics Eyewear to provide eye care and eye glasses in one visit to one location.

Payment Options (3)

Yes. Medical insurance will cover diabetic eye exams and visits for any eye problems such as infections.

Vision insurance can only be used for routine eye exams. This includes determining prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses, and an overall assessment of your eye health.  It does not cover exams for dry eyes, diabetes, red eyes, etc.

Yes, optometrists accept cash payments.

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