Eye Surgery FAQ
What should I bring to the hospital for my child?
Why is eye care so important?
Vision is one of our most important senses. Caring for your eyes is the best way to ensure you do not lose your vision.
How often should I have my eyes examined?
The frequency of your eye exam will depend on your age, family history, and the condition of your eyes. Your doctor will make recommendations specifically for you.
Will this visit be covered by my insurance?
Many health insurers will cover your medical eye exam, although many will not cover the cost of a refraction. It is the patient's responsibility to contact his or her insurer to find out what is covered. If you have a vision-service plan, it is your responsibility to bill your plan for covered services since we do not participate with any vision plans.
How much does it cost for my eye exam?
If your insurance does not cover your eye exam, the cost will vary depending on the services you receive.
How long will my appointment take?
We recommend that you plan at least one hour for your eye exam. If your eyes are dilated, you should plan at least 90-minutes for your appointment. Occasionally, you may be here longer if emergencies arise or during our busy hours from 2:00pm-4:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience, we are doing our best.
Can I drive after my eyes are dilated?
Your safety is important, so you should arrange for someone to drive you home.
How long does my prescription for my glasses or contact lenses last?
Prescriptions for glasses can vary with individual circumstances. Contact-lens prescriptions are valid for one year.
When does my referral expire?
Insurance referrals vary. It is important to ask your primary care physician the dates of the referral and the number of visits covered.
Aetna- 1 Year
BCBS (HMO, CHP)- 90 Days
Hip- 90 Days
Oxford- Dates on referral