What types of payments do you take at your office?
We accept cash or credit/debit cards. We do NOT take any personal checks in our office.
If I want to be fitted for contact lenses, is there a fee?
Yes, there is a contact lens fitting fee once a year. Most insurance plans do not cover for the evaluation of contact lenses fitting. Please call your insurance to verify if you have vision insurance and if the fitting fee is included in your plan. Fitting fee ranges from $75-$150, not including tax, depending on the type of lens you wear and difficulty of the fit.
How long will my appointment take?
Depending on the problem, an annual eye exam may take up to 1-2 hours. If there is additional testing that needs to be done, your exam will take a little more time. Patients who come in with more simple problems, their exams might be quicker. Dr. Luis Omphroy and staff make every effort to provide the best care possible.
What age range of patients do you see?
Dr. Luis Omphroy sees and treats patients of all ages.
What do I need to prepare for my first eye exam?
Always bring your picture ID and updated insurance card. Also, bring a pair of sunglasses with you because your eyes will be dilated so Dr. Omphroy can check the health in the back of your eyes. Dilation will last for about 3-4 hours, your eyes will be sensitive to the light and blurry vision while reading or looking at things up close. If you do not have sunglasses, our office will provide temporary ones for you. It is safe to drive with dilation; this will not affect your distance vision. If you wear contacts or glasses, please bring either the label or box so we can record what you wear. Also, to make things easier, bring a list of your current medications.
What is the difference between a medical eye exam and a routine eye exam?
A medical exam is done when a patient comes in for a medical diagnosis which is detected by your physician. A medical diagnosis may include diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, redness, hordeolums, etc. Medical exams are billed to your medical insurance. A routine eye exam is done when nothing is medically bothering your eyes and you need your eyes checked for vision purposes, such as contacts and glasses prescriptions. Routine eye exams are billed to your vision insurance. It will not be covered under medical.
Do I need to see an eye doctor even if I do not wear glasses?
Even if you do not wear glasses, it is important to have your eyes dilated and examined yearly. Having an annual eye exam makes it easier to catch other diseases that people are unaware of. For example, the damage that could happen with people who have diabetes, glaucoma, or other eye conditions. Having a dilated exam is easier to manage and treat the condition if it’s being monitored.