WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD A COMPLETE EYE EXAM?
Medical Eye Exam
A medical eye exam is where the physician will test all aspects of how your eye functions including your vision, eye pressure, eye movements, pupils and a slit lamp exam to observe the parts of your eye such as a cataract, optic nerve and retina. This is an important procedure that can detect not only eye diseases but many medical conditions sometimes even before other signs of a problem are known. It is important for everyone to have a comprehensive medical eye exam to rule out potentially vision-threatening conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. Often, these conditions are not discovered until significant damage has already occurred that could have been prevented had the problem been detected earlier. If you are a diabetic, it is extremely important to have a medical eye exam each year to monitor for diabetic eye disease. Most patients’ general health insurance covers a medical eye exam and it is not billed under a patient’s vision insurance. If you have any questions about whether or not your specific insurance will cover a medical eye exam, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Routine Vision Exam
A routine vision exam tests basic eye function and refractive error or your “glasses prescription”. During this exam, your optometrist will use a phoropter to measure your refraction (number one, or number two . . .) and write you a prescription for glasses or contact lenses to correct for farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism. This type of exam is typically covered by your vision insurance since health insurance usually will not pay the costs of a routine vision exam. If you do not have vision insurance, we offer an option for cash pay as well.
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