Get answers to some commonly asked questions.
Do I need to do anything before my appointment?
You do not need to do anything special physically prior to having your eyes examined; please just remember to provide us with your insurance prior to your appointment to allow us to verify your benefits in advance. You will also need to bring the following with you to the exam:
- Insurance card
- Photo ID
- List of medications
- Current prescription glasses
Will you do a glaucoma test?
You will receive a preliminary glaucoma screening consisting of a pressure check and we will also measure the angles of your pupils. If there are any indications of irregularities in these measurements, we will bring you in for diagnostic testing to analyze if glaucoma may be present.
Will my eyes be dilated?
Yes, you will be dilated.
Will I need to wear sunglasses or sun shades after my exam?
Yes. We do provide disposable mydriatics adaptable for glasses wearers and non-glasses wearers in case you do not have your own sunglasses or they are not dark enough.
Can you provide me a prescription for glasses?
Prescriptions can be dispensed by any optician in our optical departments.
Do you have a selection of frames for me to choose from?
We have full optical departments in each location containing anywhere from budget frames and lenses to designer frames such as Coasta, Coach, Versace, and Dolce and Gabbana. Brands vary by location.
How much is the cost of an eye exam?
$180 for a new patient and $160 for an established patient without insurance. However, we check the full health of your eyes while you are here, not just provide a prescription for glasses. Insurance plans vary in copays.
Will you fill a prescription from another doctor’s office?
As long as we are in-network with your insurance or you are self-paying we will honor those prescriptions.
What happens during an eye exam?
During an eye exam you will do a few precursory tests to get a baseline reading of your prescription and the health of your eyes. We are a medical practice, so you will get checked for the more common medical conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. During this appointment, you may also request to be fitted for contact lenses.
How much time should I allow for an eye exam?
Please allow for an hour and a half, which should include taking time to sit with an optician in case of the need for glasses.
Will I be able to drive after my exam?
This is up to you. You will be light-sensitive and your near vision will be blurry. Some patients are comfortable enough to drive themselves but if you may feel at all uncomfortable, we suggest you bring a driver.
How often should I have an eye examination?
Eye exams should be done on a yearly basis for all patients, unless you are diabetic, in which you should have an eye exam done once a year – one routine and one medical. Even if you do not wear prescription glasses or contacts it is suggested you come in to check the health of your eyes yearly.
Can you provide me a prescription for contact lenses?
A contact lens prescription is separate from a glasses prescription. As long as you and your doctor discussed your intent to be fit with these lenses and discussed insurance benefits or out of pocket expenses with the receptionists, you are more than welcome to have a copy of your contact lens prescription.
Where can I fill my glasses or contact lenses prescription?
Our optical departments are fully adept with large selections of frames, just ask your optician what benefits you can utilize at our practice. We are also a supplier for most brands of contacts so please feel free to speak to a receptionist about purchasing with us.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept most insurances in addition to cash, check, credit card, or Care Credit.