How much is an eye examination?
Our eye examination consists of a comprehensive eye evaluation of the internal structures of the eye. We check eye pressure for glaucoma and evaluate for cataracts and macular degeneration to name a few. We also will perform a refraction and finalize a glasses prescription. The cost of this is $90 without insurance. It is best to have our insurance specialist look at both your medical and vision plans. You may have coverage that you are not aware of.
Do you take my insurance?
It is best to call the office and ask our receptionist or insurance specialist. We accept most plans and in some cases we are not listed as a provider. So it is best to call 330-394-2020.
What is the cost of a pair of glasses?
We have packages that start at $79.00 for single vision lenses with a frame and $130 for a progressive lens with a frame. Insurances vary, so the best way to answer this question would be to look at your benefits page from your insurance. Our staff can help with this. It depends on what your needs and wants are as well.
I don’t have insurance. Do you have any specials?
Yes, we have in office specials that we run regularly. This includes packages with premium Zeiss antireflective coatings and polarized sunglasses.
Are you open on Saturday?
We are not open on Saturdays at this time. We do have later evening appointments available.
I have cataracts. Do I need to see an ophthalmologist?
Doctors of optometry are licensed and trained to examine the health of the eyes and treat and manage eye diseases. We co-manage cataract and LASIK surgery. You would see us before and after those surgeries. We would refer to an ophthalmologist only for the surgery.
I got metal or “something” in my eye. Can you remove it?
Yes. It is best to come to us rather than going to the emergency room. We have the equipment to properly check the health of the eye and to remove the foreign body.
I have diabetes. Do I need to see an ophthalmologist for my retinal exam?
Optometrists manage diabetic retinopathy. Once the retinopathy worsens, we may need to refer you to a retina specialist for treatment.
Do you see children and at what age?
We are a family oriented practice and we love to see children. It is recommended by the AOA that a child’s first eye exam is prior to starting pre-school or by age three. Eighty percent of a child’s learning is visual. If the child is younger than age three and there is a concern (eye turn or another problem), do not hesitate to schedule. We examine babies as well.
I want colored contacts and I do not wear glasses. Do I need an exam?
Yes, you do need an exam. A contact lens is a medical device that sits directly on the eye. These lenses must be fitted to ensure proper vision, care, and safety. Contact lens fitting fees are in addition to the regular eye exam. Contact lens prescriptions are good for one year. This is a state requirement.
I am pregnant. Can I have an eye exam or do I need to wait until after I have the baby?
Yes, we can check your eyes while you are pregnant. There can be changes to your vision during pregnancy due to hormonal changes, fluid retention, and blood circulation. The results may be dry eyes and blurry vision. If you develop gestational diabetes you should be checked as well. The doctors will discuss whether or not your prescription is stable enough to prescribe glasses or contacts. They may have to wait to finalize the prescription based on the situation. Never hesitate to be seen if you have a concern about your eyes. If you do decide to wait until after the baby is born, usually there is stability at four-six weeks postpartum.