What To Expect

Eye Exams don’t have to be scary or frustrating.  We want to give you the best service possible.  That’s easier if you know what we’re doing and what is going to happen during your eye exam.

How Long Does it Take for an Eye Exam?

A comprehensive eye exam can take an hour or more, depending on the number and complexity of tests required to fully evaluate your vision and the health of your eyes.

A contact lens evaluation and fitting will require about 25 to 35 minutes.

Will you be using drops?

Yes.  We dilate all our patients during their initial visit.  Though we have some flexibility with rescheduling this part of the exam, we feel strongly about this.  Generally, a dilated eye exam is recommended every 3-5 years for our healthy patients, yearly for anyone with medical eye problems.

Can I have a copy of my eyeglasses or contact lens prescription?

Yes.  At the completion of the comprehensive eye exam, you may have a copy of your eyeglasses prescription(s).  The contact lens prescription may require a follow up visit, especially if changes are being made to the lenses or if the fit of the lens needs to be evaluated further.

Do you take my insurance?

We accept most vision plans for routine eye care, including comprehensive eye exams, glasses and contact lenses.  Every vision plan differs in the coverage for glasses, contact lenses and exam services.  It is a simple process to verify those benefits for you.  We just need a little information from you to begin.

We do our very best to verify benefit coverage before your scheduled visit, so there are no surprises.

We accept most medical insurances for medical eye care, including eye emergencies, treatment for eye disease and conditions, including diabetic eye care.  Be aware that co-pays for services, co-insurances and deductibles will apply.

How much does an eye exam cost if I don't have insurance?

Many vision insurance plans, including Medicare, cover at least a portion of eye exam services. Be sure to give us your insurance information when scheduling your exam to avoid any misunderstandings about your coverage.  If a medical problem affecting your eyes or your sight is discovered during an eye examination, or we can attribute a change in vision to a medical condition, then a portion of your visit can be billed to your medical insurance.

Routine services for eye exams are $110.  Contact Lens Fees are $70 for yearly evaluations and $85 for a new fitting.

What should I bring to my exam?

If you currently wear corrective lenses, bring all pairs of eyeglasses you wear routinely. If you wear contacts that were prescribed elsewhere, bring a copy of your most recent contact lens prescription.

Also, be sure to bring a copy of your vision insurance card and any other medical insurance cards you have if you are seeking insurance coverage for a portion of your fees.
Bring a list of any prescription or non-prescription medications you are currently taking or that you took on a regular basis in the past. Include vitamins, herbs and other non-traditional remedies you may use. 

Finally, prepare and bring a list of questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with the doctor. And if you are interested in specialty services such as contact lens fitting or laser surgery evaluation, be sure to mention this — both when you schedule your exam and when you check in on exam day.

Coverage

Want to know what’s covered by your plan?  Call the office or leave a message for us.

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