Routine eye and vision exams are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye problems have no obvious signs or symptoms. These include serious conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, amblyopia in children, which may lead to blindness. During your comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will provide early diagnosis and treatment of any vision problems.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, regular eye examinations are also important.
Our comprehensive eye exam services include:
- Glasses prescriptions
- Contact lens
- Treatment of eye infections, minor trauma, and inflammations
- Diagnosis and management of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease
- When should you get an eye exam?
Talk to your primary care provider about regular eye exams. Routine eye exams are typically recommended every one to two years for children and adults. Children should have their first eye exam before starting kindergarten. After age 60, yearly exams are advised. All patients with diabetes should have a complete eye exam at least once a year.
What is a Medical Eye Exam?
Frequency: as needed
- Billed to medical insurance
- Copay for Specialty collected at check-in
- Medical vision exam — dilated wellness checkup
- Diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition of the eye — including diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal disease, corneal disease, autoimmune disease, redness, tearing burning, floaters, flashes of light, & visual disturbances
- Can be scheduled with testing. Such as visual field, diagnostic testing or photos
- Can be scheduled as post-op (for laser treatments, etc.)
What is a Routine Eye Exam?
Frequency: Every 12 months
- Billed to the vision plan
- Billing will change from vision to medical if the patient is diagnosed/discusses the medical concerns of eyesight
- Refraction to update contact lens and glasses prescription
- Does not include diabetic eye exams
For questions regarding specific insurance coverage, please contact your insurance plan directly.