Routine Eye Care - Q&A Page

Routine eye care is necessary to prevent eye disease and detect early signs of conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. We have answered some of the most popular questions here.

Routine Eye Care - Q&A Page in Manhattan

What should I expect when coming in for an eye exam?

A few things can be expected when coming in for an eye exam. Every patient will be greeted by the front desk. For first time patients there will be some paperwork to fill out, namely intake forms. First time patients should also bring their insurance information if applicable. Returning patients need only arrive at the office and wait to be seen. If a patient wears glasses they should bring in their most recent pair so the doctors can take a look. Lastly, everyone should have an enjoyable and safe experience.

What tests are done at an eye exam?

Most exams follow a similar layout in terms of tests performed. There is a visual acuity test, retinoscopy, refraction, external exam, slit lamp, and a dilation. These tests center around clarity of vision, retinal health and general eye health.

What is the difference between medical and vision insurance?

Vision insurance typically is used for eye exams, frames, lenses and contacts whereas medical insurance is generally used only for exams that have a medical nature such as dry eye or another medical diagnosis.

What is visual acuity?

Visual acuity is the ability to see a target object clearly at a certain distance. For instance, seeing 20/20 means that a person can see the target clearly and sharply as opposed to someone who has 20/100 who can see at 20 feet what someone sees clearly at 100 feet. There are also two types of acuities, distance and near.

 

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Routine Eye Care - Q&A Page

Routine eye care is necessary to prevent eye disease and detect early signs of conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. We have answered some of the most popular questions here.

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