What to Expect at Your Comprehensive Eye Examination
NOTE: We request patients do not bring additional visitors with them to their appointment, unless these visitors provide mobility or direct caregiving to the patient. If you do require transportation, we ask that if possible, your driver remains in their vehicle while you are seen in our office.
WHAT TO BRING
- Your own personal face protection mask. All staff and patients are required to wear a mask during your eye exam. We wear a mask to protect you. You wear a mask to protect us.
- The glasses you usually wear (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.
ARRIVAL AT THE OFFICE
- When you arrive at our office, we ask that you park in our parking lot and text us at 614-710-4974 to let us know that you have arrived. It can be as simple as “John Doe, here for his appointment.” We will confirm your arrival and the technician will let you know when it is time for your exam.
- When you are greeted at the office, we will confirm that you have your own personal face mask protection. If you do not, a small number of surgical masks are available for purchase for $2.00.
- We will take your temperature prior before your exam begins. Patients who have a temperature over 100 degrees will be assisted in getting their appointment rescheduled.
- 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.
- We offer some of the latest technology that gives us the most complete view of your eye health. These two elective diagnostic tests, combined into the Veyetal View Package are often chosen every year by many patients. Click here for more information.
- We also offer some of the latest technology, the Neurolens, that assists in evaluating how well your eyes work together and provides a treatment plan for better eye alignment. More information about this technology is available here.
- 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. If you would like to pursue Neurolens testing, there is no charge for the evaluation.
- 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.