Frequently Asked Questions
What does an eye doctor look for during an exam?
During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor does much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. He or she will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, refractive errors, assess how your eyes work together as a team, focusing problems, and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
How much does an eye exam cost?
Eye Exam $110
Spherical Contact Lens Exam $178
Toric Contact Lens Exam $196
Monovision or Bifocal Contact Lens Exam $196
RGP "Rigid Gas Permieable" $214
Do my eyes have to be dilated?
Dilated eye exams are recommended every two years before the age of forty and every year beyond the age of forty.
Will you accept my insurance plan?
Our office will accept most vision insurance plans. Please visit our insurance page for a partial list of the plans that we accept. The best way to find out if we accept your vision plan is to give us the name of the plan, social security number of the primary cardholder and the patient's date of birth.
What Information Should I Take With Me to My Eye Exam?
It is important to have some basic information available at the time of your eye examination. First, be sure to have a copy of your vision insurance card if you will be using it for a portion of your fees.
Also, make sure you bring any major medical health care cards that might provide additional coverage for certain aspects of your eye exam.
Bring your most recent prescription glasses and/or contact lenses with you.
The doctor will also need to know your complete health history as well as that of your family. Be sure to bring a list of all prescription medications that you take.
Finally, have a list of questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with the doctor and be sure to let her know at the start of the exam if you are interested in specialty services such as contact lens fitting or laser surgery evaluation.
What is the importance of sunglasses?
Sunglasses are essential for preventing sun damage to your eyes; at the same time, they can improve your vision and help you make a unique fashion statement.
Should my child wear sunglasses too?
Many parents don't think about sunglasses for their children, but experts say that sun damage to the eye is cumulative over a person's lifetime.
What are polarized lenses?
Polarized lenses filter the glare that reflects from horizontal surfaces, making your eyes more comfortable when you're driving, out on the water or playing sports.