When patient schedules their appointment, we collect their insurance information to verify benefits available to them. It’s our primary goal to utilize insurance coverage that the patient has in a best way to maximize benefits available to the patient. When the patient arrives for their appointment we collect their ocular and medical history. Then follows the series of pretesting – auto refractor, depth perception, color vision and automated visual field testing. After series of pretesting patient sees the doctor who does a more detailed history on ocular and general health. There are two parts of the eye exam which is performed by the doctor – refraction to determine an accurate eye glasses prescription and ocular health evaluation which includes eye pressure check (glaucoma screening test), evaluation of the front of the eye and dilation of the pupils (performed after consent) to evaluate health of the back of the eye. Dilation alerts doctor the doctor to common diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macula degeneration, retinal detachment, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.
At the conclusion of the eye exam patient gets the summary of their exam findings, recommendations about the type of eyewear that will work best and doctor answers all the questions that patient has. A copy of patient eye glasses prescription is given to the patient for their records.