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Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is covered by my vision insurance?
Most plans will cover a yearly routine exam. This does not usually include a contact lens exam and prescription, although some plans cover the fit. We will pull your benefits and inform you of the coverage before your appointment. Most plans will give you coverage towards materials (Contacts or glasses) each year as well.
What is covered by my medical plan?
Your medical plan will cover any office visit that is not considered routine vision. Please note that you will be responsible for any part of your balance towards your deductibles or coinsurance.
How long does it take to get glasses after an exam?
We offer an in house lab in which you could get glasses as quick as one or two days. However, some insurance plans must be sent to an outside lab. In this case, glasses may take 7- 10 days.
How long will my appointment last?
The appointment typically lasts between 15-20 minutes. We pride ourselves on service and you will not experience long waiting times for the doctors.
Will I get a copy of my prescription?
Yes, you will be given a print out of your prescription at the end of your exam.
Will my eyes be dilated at my exam?
Dilation is included in the comprehensive exam. However, we do offer a comfortable alternative to dilation that enables us to check the health of your eyes with a picture. With this option it is quick, painless, and there are no side effects.
What should I bring to my eye examination?
You should bring your vision insurance and medical insurance information to your eye exam. If you currently wear any prescription lenses, bring your eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses.
How do I know if my child needs glasses?
Taking your child to an optometrist for an eye exam is the best way to learn if your child needs glasses. Many children who need glasses aren’t aware that they do. Signs of vision problems in children include sitting too close to the television, squinting, sensitivity to light, difficulty with eye-hand coordination, and avoiding visual activities like reading and drawing. To see if your child needs glasses, schedule your child’s eye exam today.
At what age should my child get their first eye exam?
We see children as young as 4 years old. We recommend their first exam before kindergarten starts. If your child is showing signs of vision problems, such as squinting, or an eye turning in or out you may want to see a specialist earlier.
When should I see an optometrist?
You should see an optometrist once a year whether or not you believe you need vision correction. An annual eye exam can detect not only eye diseases but also other diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Schedule your eye exam today.
How long does it take to get used to new glasses?
Just be aware that while many people will get used to new glasses in two to three days, large changes in prescriptions, a change to progressive lenses, or getting your first eyeglass prescription can take up to two weeks for your eyes to adjust.
What are eye floaters?
Eye floaters are tiny spots that swim across your vision.
Should I be worried about eye floaters?
If they are accompanied by flashes of light or vision loss, if you have pain or you have just experienced eye surgery or trauma, floaters could indicate a serious eye problem that requires immediate medical attention.
How do I know if I can wear Contact Lenses?
Most patients are able to wear contact lenses, even if you have a bifocal presecription. There are many new options and our doctors are trained with the newest technology.
Do you have colored contacts?
Yes, we offer colored contacts and transitions contacts.
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