FAQs


Here at Randolph Eye Associates, we work hard to assist our patients. Here is a list of some frequently asked questions that we are happy to answer. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at (781) 986-7400.

Can you help me find out what’s wrong with my eyes?
We can do simple tests to see what may be wrong with your eyesight. If these tests come back normal, we can always use machines to take a closer look. We will also look at your medical and family history to shed light on what may be the problem.
Can my child wear contacts?
Although there is no particular age when a child can begin wearing contacts, you as the parent will actually be one of the people who decides this. Is your child responsible? Does he or she keep his or her room clean and follow instructions? If so, then your child could be allowed to wear contacts.
Should I set up an appointment after a head injury?
Yes, this is actually very important. With a head injury, your eyes probably got injured as well. What could be wrong will depend on where your head was hit. Make an appointment with us if you or your child had a head injury so that we can do a complete checkup.
How often should I see the eye doctor?
This will depend on a number of factors. As people age, their eyesight gets worse. This may result in more visits to the eye doctor. We typically suggest having an examination every 1-2 years.
When should my baby start having eye exams?
We suggest having a comprehensive eye exam done at 6 months old. After this, we recommend an additional eye exam at 3 years old.
How often should I change my eyeglasses prescription?
This will depend on a number of factors. If you notice they are not working as well as they used to, it is time for a new prescription. Make sure that you get your eyes checked on a regular basis to ensure they are not getting any worse. If they are, you will need a new prescription.