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Eye exams can be classified as two different types of exams: routine and medical. The differences in the exams dictate what insurance plan we bill, so we need to know what medical insurance and vision plans you may have.
Vision Benefit: This is a routine exam that addresses a glasses and/or contact lens prescription along with assessing the overall health of the eye. If eye health problems are noted, a follow up exam would be scheduled and your medical insurance would be billed.
Medical Insurance: This is an office visit for such conditions as glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, dry eye, or red eye/injury. Most complaints of pain, redness, swelling, itching, and loss of vision are related to eye health and would most likely be diagnosed as medical.
Some offices may have utilized your Vision Benefit for both routine & medical eye care at your yearly exam. Due to the ever-changing landscape of healthcare, we are forced to split your eyecare into the two designations above. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but are unwilling to compromise the integrity & excellence this office strives to provide. Thank you for your cooperation.
Current contact lens technology offers successful contact lens wear to most of our patients. Because contact lenses are medical devices placed on the eyes, they require expert fitting and careful instruction, as well as conscientious care and compliance with recommended follow‐up examinations to maintain the healthy function of your eyes. A complete ocular examination is necessary to evaluate for contact lens wear. Insertion and removal training will be provided if required. Follow up appointments are included for up to 90 days post-fit; any appointments related to your contact lenses may require additional payment. Payment for CL fittings are due at time of fitting. If changing type of fit, the difference will be charged at time of change. Specialty lenses such as custom lenses, scleral lenses and hybrid lenses may require deposit prior to ordering. Yearly examinations are required to maintain an active prescription.
Prescriptions are available online in your patient portal once finalized. We will provide a printed copy of your prescription upon request. Please note that due to HIPAA compliance issues, we are unable to text or email your prescription.
Contact lenses may be ordered through ModernEyes in store, over the phone, on our website, or via LensFerry. Thank you for supporting our local, family-owned small business and purchasing your lenses from our office!
Comprehensive exams include fundus (retinal) evaluation and are an important part of your eyecare, as it allows the doctor to see the entire retina to check for holes, tears, detachments, as well as signs of diseases such as diabetes or tumors in the eye. There are two main ways to evaluate the health of the inside of the eye:
OCT is a non-invasive diagnostic instrument similar to an MRI scan that is used to allow doctors to see a 3D image of the retina and detect problems in the eye prior to any presence of symptoms. OCTs are commonly used to detect the top three diseases known to cause blindness: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, among other problems. When used as a screening tool, we obtain images of both the optic nerve and macula of each eye.