Frequently Asked Questions
A: Your insurance card(s), a registration form and the medical form that was either mailed to your home or was downloaded from our website.
A list of medications that you're on, and medical records from your previous ophthalmologist.
A referral, if, your insurance company requires it. You must have a referral on file before being examined for any medical problems.
Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your appointment to complete your paperwork.
A: Yes, especially bring all recent eyeglasses (reading and distance) with you to your exam.
A: Yes, especially if you want the doctor to evaluate the fit and vision of the contact lenses in your eyes. You may be asked to take the contact lenses out of your eyes during the examination, so please also bring your glasses with you.
A: Your stay for a complete eye examination generally takes from 45 minutes to 1 hour.
A: Refraction is the process of determining your best-corrected vision and determining if there is a need for corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses. It is an essential part of an eye examination and is necessary to write a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Refraction should be done when you have a complete eye exam.
A refraction is not a covered service by Medicare, ghi or most insurance plans. These plans consider a refraction a “vision” service, not a medical service.
Our office fee for a refraction is $60.00 and is collected at the time of visit.
A: Yes, if you are having a complete eye exam. Your eyes will be dilated so that the doctor can check the health of the back of your eyes.
Dilation results in sensitivity to light and some blurring, especially at close range. We provide free disposable sunglasses or sunglass inserts, should you forget to bring your sunglasses.
A: A contact lens evaluation determines if the fit and prescription of the contact lenses is appropriate. A contact lens prescription is only valid for one year, in new york state.
Our office fee is $75.00 and is collected in addition to the fee for a comprehensive eye examination.