at 3920 Hillsboro Cir, Nashville, 37215-2707 United States
For more than 85 years, Milam's Optical Service has served the optical needs of people across Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Our reputation has been built on outstanding service and high end quality. Many of our clients come to Milam's for their difficult prescriptions and unusual requests - it's part of what's made us Nashville's premier optical firm. Here you'll find designer brands such as Silhouette, Kate Spade, Armani, Carrera, Nine West, Elle and Christian Dior, to name a few. From designer eyewear to contact lens to accessories, Milam's Optical Service is your #1 optical source.
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Fact or Myth - Children with crossed eyes can be treated Fact: Children are not able to outgrow strabismus -- the medical term for crossed eyes -- on their own but, with help, it can be more easily corrected at a younger age. That's why it is important for your child to have an eye exam early, first when your child is an infant and then again by age two.
Fact or Myth - "It's okay to swim while wearing soft contact lenses." Myth. Potentially blinding eye infections can result from swimming or opening your eyes under water while wearing contact lenses.
Fact or Myth - "It is not harmful to watch a welder or look at the sun if you squint, or look through narrowed eyelids." Myth. Even if you squint, ultra-violet light still gets to your eyes, damaging the cornea, lens and retina. Never watch welding without wearing the proper protection. Never look directly at an eclipse.
Fact or Myth - “Reading in dim light is harmful to your eyes.” False. Using your eyes in dim light does not damage them. For centuries, all nighttime reading and sewing was done by candlelight or with gas or kerosene lamps. However, good lighting does make reading easier and can prevent eye fatigue.
Fact or Myth - “Sitting close to the television can damage children’s eyes.” False. Children can focus at close distance without eyestrain better than adults. They often develop the habit of holding reading materials close to their eyes or sitting right in front of the television. There is no evidence that this damages their eyes, and the habit usually diminishes as children grow older. Children with nearsightedness (myopia) sometimes sit close to the television in order to see the images more clearly.
Fact or Myth - “All ‘eye doctors’ are the same.” False. When it comes to eye doctors, there is more than one type and one is not automatically better than the other. The right choice depends on your needs. The best eye doctor for you should: • Be recommended by your doctor, friends, or family • Be appropriate to your vision problems. If you need routine eyeglass/contact lens care you have many choices. If you have a specific medical eye condition, you may want to choose an ophthalmologist. • Be someone you like and trust Also, did you know Chris Milam is one of only 300 Master opticians in the United States?
Fact or Myth - “Wearing eyeglasses will cause you to become dependent on them.” False. Eyeglasses are used to correct blurry vision. Since clear vision with eyeglasses is preferable to uncorrected vision, you may find that you want to wear your eyeglasses more often. Although it may feel as if you are becoming dependent on your eyeglasses, you are actually just getting used to seeing clearly.
Fact or Myth - "Eating carrots can improve vision." Fact: Although it's true that carrots are rich in vitamin A, which is essential for sight, so are many other foods (asparagus, apricots, nectarines, and milk, for example). A well-balanced diet can provide the vitamin A needed for good vision, says the AAO.
Fact or Myth - "Using computers can damage your eyes." False. Working on computers will not harm your eyes. Often times when using a computer we blink less, causing our eyes to dry, which may lead to eyestrain or fatigue. Here are tips to think about. -take regular breaks and look up or across the room -keep the monitor between 18 & 24 inches from your face -angle the monitor slightly downward -if your vision blurs or your eyes tire easily, you should have your eyes examined
At Milam's Optical Service, we believe in quality.
We take pride in the quality of our products and our customer service.
Our variety of eyewear includes the best of the best, for women, men, teens, and children.
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