What to Expect at Your Comprehensive Eye Examination
During a comprehensive eye examination, your technician will take a thorough case history and conduct several preliminary tests prior to you seeing the doctor. These tests include power determination of old glasses, depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision, corneal shape, visual acuity and retinal photography. Once in the examination room, your eye doctor will review the preliminary results and address your needs related to the primary purpose of your visit. Your prescription is determined and the health of the eyes examined using a slit lamp (microscope). After examining the front of the eye, a special magnifying lens is used to view the internal structures of the eye more closely. After completing this evaluation, your doctor will make recommendations based upon your specific wants and needs.
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WHAT TO BRING
- Current insurance cards, both medical and vision.
- If you are new to our office, or if this is your first visit to the office since February 1, 2012, please complete and bring these forms to your appointment.
- All current glasses (even if you wear contacts), including prescription sunglasses, computer glasses, sport glasses, dress glasses, and work glasses.
- If you wear contacts, please bring in your current contact lens boxes if you have them.
- A list of all medications you currently take, preferably on a clinical summary from your primary care physician.
If you receive a routine vision exam and have VSP (Vision Service Plan) or Eyemed Vision Care, we will verify your benefits before you come in. You may owe a copay, depending on your plan.
If you are being treated for medical conditions, we will bill your medical insurance for the exam. We will not be able to verify your exact benefits beforehand, and you will be responsible for any copays, deductibles, or non-covered services assessed by your insurance company. Please follow this link for more information about insurance companies we partner with.
The total charge for a comprehensive eye exam is between $160 and $185.
If you wear contacts and want to update your contact lens prescription, you will need a contact lens evaluation, which is a separate charge from the exam. More information can be found here.
If you elect to have the Veyetal View testing, there is an additional $49 charge. More information here.
Every person is different and we make sure to take care of all of your needs and concerns during your visit in our office. In general, you should expect to be in our office for at least an hour for a comprehensive exam.
Various factors can affect the length of your appointment, including choosing the right glasses, advanced eye concerns or problems, the time it takes to dilate your pupils, and other issues.
We want you to feel like you are the only person that matters in the office. However, understand that we do have other patients. Please respect our time and theirs by being punctual to your appointment. If you cannot make your appointment by the scheduled time, please give us a call as soon as possible, and we might still be able to work you into the schedule. Also, pressing patient problems might make your appointment last longer. We regularly treat patients with urgent health needs, but we always strive to keep our scheduled appointments running on time.