Comprehensive Vision examinations are visual health examinations that include a refraction test, which checks to see whether you need glasses. Certain screening tests may be done for ocular diseases, but the primary purpose of a vision benefit examination is to measure your vision. These examinations will take place when there are no medical problems or symptoms. A precise prescription for eyewear will be calculated and the patient is than able to update their glasses or sunglasses. The findings from comprehensive refractive examinations will than be valid for 12 months from the initial date of service.
A contact lens evaluation is a secondary evaluation that most often coincides with the patient's initial refractive exam. The doctor will evaluate the fitting of the contact lens on the cornea, the visual acuity the contact lens is providing and the health of the cornea to make sure the contact lenses are a healthy choice for that specific person. Once all aspects have been evaluated, the doctor will finalize the patient's contact lens prescription, of which is valid for 12 months from that service date. Specialty contact lens evaluations are performed when patients have specific ocular diseases such as Kerataconus, irregular corneas and dry eyes. Enveloped within this specialty evaluation are patients who are needing multifocal or monovision lenses, gas permeable or hybrid lenses, scleral lenses and lenses to correct astigmatism prescriptions.
Your visit will be designated as a medical eye examination whenever you are being evaluated or treated for a medical condition or symptom. This also includes eye problems discussed with the technician or a condition the doctor finds during the examination. Examples that will necessitate your visit being submitted to your medical insurance include diabetes mellitus, headaches, eye irritation, dry eyes, allergies, floaters, contact lens intolerance, glaucoma, cataract, ocular muscle imbalance, macular degeneration and any pre or post operative surgical visits. When performing a medical care examination, we will co-manage with affiliated surgeons and report necessary findings to your designated primary care physician.