- What kind of eye exam do I get for $20.00?
- Why is a contact lens exam more expensive?
- What is the difference between on optometrist and an ophthalmologist?
- Do I need to have my eyes examined every year?
- Do I need to schedule an appointment?
- Do you take insurance?
- How much will a pair of glasses cost?
- How long will it take to get my glasses?
- What's the difference between line bifocals and progressives?
- What's the difference between progressive and transitions?
Our $20.00 eye exam is a full comprehensive eye exam. We start the exam with a computerized reading of your visual acuity using a machine called an auto-refractometer, followed by fundus photography (taking pictures of the retina) to check for ocular health. We perform a full manual refraction, as well as a tonometry (eye pressure check) and slit lamp evaluation to check for any eye lid or corneal deficiencies.
A contact lens exam consists of a full comprehensive exam as well as a contact lens fitting to ensure that the contacts you are getting will be the ones best suited for you. It also consists of follow up visits if you have any trouble with the way the lenses are fitting or if you are not comfortable with your vision.
Optometrists specialize in checking the eyes overall health and refractive errors (need for glasses), as well as inspect the eye for disease and other ocular problems, where ophthalmologists specialize in surgery and treatment of eye diseases.
If you wear soft or disposables contact lenses yes, it is important to have your eyes checked year to check for potential or existing problems or infections related to the wearing of contact lenses. For an eyeglass wearer it is not required that you get examined every year but is recommended that you do so the health of the eye can be maintained.
Although it is not always necessary to schedule an appointment it is recommended.
We take many forms of insurance that contains routine vision coverage.
This is a very broad question without a definitive answer. There are a lot of components that go into the cost of the glasses such as, what type of frame you would like, what type of lens you want, what material should the lens be made from, and what added features and coatings you want. Our prices range from as little as $29.00 and they go up from there.
Most single vision glasses can be made the same day, if we have to custom order your glasses they take roughly 3-5 business days, in an emergency situation we can always rush order them and get them back quicker.
Lined bifocals have a visible line for the near focusing section where progressives have no line and slowly get stronger until you reach your full reading power.
Progressive is a no line bifocal where transitions is a feature to a lens that makes them get darker outdoors and lighter indoors.