How long will the first exam take and what should I expect?
Typically the first exam takes about 45 minutes to an hour. An exam includes a series of tests performed to assess acuity, refraction and potential eye disease. We will also take a photo of the back of your eye for the doctors to examine. This gives the doctor a chance to make sure you are not starting with any early signs of cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration. They are also looking for any scars, freckles or moles on the eye.
Will my eyes be dilated?
Your eyes will normally be dilated for a routine eye exam as this helps the doctor see the back of your eye. This is the important part of the eye where light focuses. The drops we use will usually keep your eyes dilated for 3 to 6 hours. Reading small print and focusing on things close to you may be difficult for this time afterward. If you have sunglasses, please bring them along as you will be sensitive to sunlight while being dilated. We will give you a temporary pair of sunglasses if needed.
Do you check for glaucoma?
Yes, the doctors do check for glaucoma during every comprehensive exam. We do not do the puff of air test otherwise known as NCT. The doctors use other methods for checking the pressure of the eyes and risk factors for glaucoma.
What are your office hours?
In general, our office hours are Monday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tuesdays our office is closed. Wednesday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Thursdays 7:00AM to 5:00PM. Fridays 8:00 AM to 5:00PM.
Do you offer Saturday appointments?
Yes, our office is open on the 2nd Saturday of every month from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Feel free to call for an appointment, as our Saturdays fill up quickly. This is also a great time for patients to pick up contacts and glasses that they have ordered.
Do you accept my insurance?
We do accept many different types of medical and vision insurance. Please feel free to give us a call today to see if we are providers for your insurance. 812.481.2100. If possible, we bill your vision and medical insurance paperwork for you.
What are acceptable types of payment?
We accept cash, check, debit cards, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Care Credit. We also accept Flex Spending accounts.