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Yes, all practices are open.
Stringent cleaning and disinfecting measures have been put in place. In addition, we have installed safety shields and equipment guards. Doctors and Staff will be wearing masks and following hand hygiene guidelines provided by the CDC. We will also be limiting the number of patients within the office to maintain social distancing. These are just some of the ways we are keeping you safe.
In some cases, depending on your symptoms, we will provide telemedicine. Please call our office and discuss it with a staff member.
All patients and staff will be asked the screening questions as advised by the CDC. In addition, temperatures will be taken.
Per the CDC, you are encouraged to wear a face mask when in public and we highly encourage you to do so.
Elderly patients will be escorted directly into the pre-testing or the exam rooms once they enter the office for their appointment.
In addition to the cost of your eye exam, your optometrist can perform an evaluation to determine if your eyes are healthy enough to wear contact lenses. The usual and customary fee for this evaluation is $60, and often is discounted through your routine vision insurance plan. The doctor will also order a topography, which is a measurement of the cornea. This is necessary for proper contact lens fit. This secondary evaluation includes any follow up visits and additional trial pairs of contacts to ensure proper vision and comfort.
Yes! We are excited to offer the latest in digital lens technology. You will experience crisper, bolder vision with wider fields of view. Digital lenses are customized and tailor-made to your prescription. For progressive wearers, it means little or no adaptation to a new prescription. Make sure you ask your optometrist how digital lenses can benefit your visual experience.
Yes. Please call your local office to schedule an appointment today. Find your nearest location here.
Yes. Often times, our skilled opticians can assist with repairs and adjustments to make sure your glasses fit perfectly. Please feel free to visit your local office for your complimentary glasses inspection today!
Yes. We offer many options in sunglasses and our laboratory can make premium prescription sunglasses in as little as 7 days from placing your order.
Our offsite laboratory requires adequate time to assure you will receive the best quality lens materials. On average, you will receive your premium quality glasses within 7 days of placing your order.
We take all major vision insurances such as EyeMed, VSP, Spectera, Davis and many more. If you would like to provide us with your insurance information, we would be happy to verify your benefits prior to your visit with us.
We will perform the consultation and evaluations needed to prepare you for LASIK surgery at your local office. Further evaluations and the surgical procedure will be performed at Indiana LASIK Centers or Ohio LASIK Centers. Your optometrist works closely with Indiana LASIK Centers and Ohio LASIK Centers to make sure you have the best care possible during your surgery. You will then return to your optometrist for follow-up visits after your surgery is completed.
Your optometrist will check your vision and ocular health. You will be asked questions that relate to any problems you may have and measurements will help determine any need for corrective wear such as contact lenses or glasses. Your eyes will be checked for conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration or other disorders. Eye drops may be used to enlarge (dilate) your pupils to so your optometrist can view the inside of your eyes. Medication may be prescribed for ocular problems or a referral may be suggested for conditions requiring further intervention, such as cataracts.
A comprehensive eye examination may take anywhere from 45-60 minutes.
Our optometrists recommend that all patients come in annually for a comprehensive eye exam. During your annual eye exam, we will check the general health of your eyes and establish whether correction is needed. If you have pre diabetes or diabetes, or an eye health condition such as macular degeneration or glaucoma, your optometrist may recommend that you have eye exams more often than annually. Contact a Midwest Eye Consultants office nearby to schedule an appointment today.
There is no evidence to support that wearing glasses causes a decrease in vision. At young ages, it is important for patients to wear their glasses as much as possible so newly forming nerves in the eye will properly develop. Later in life, wearing glasses more often helps prevent eye strain and possible headaches from distorted or blurry vision.
Most, if not all, of the reason we need corrective lenses is due to genetics. The biggest control we all have in preventing vision from deteriorating is sound health practices: avoiding UV light exposure by wearing sunglasses, good nutrition to prevent diabetes (which can have a significant effect on the eyes) and having routine eye examinations, including a dilated eye evaluation, are all important aspects of maintaining your eye health.
According to the American Optometric Association, infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at six months of age. Children should then receive additional examinations at three years of age and just before entering kindergarten.
As you grow older, the lens of the eye becomes less flexible. By about age 40, the lens cannot change shape as easily as it once did and it becomes more difficult to read. This is a normal condition and is called presbyopia. No exercise or medication can reverse presbyopia. You will need reading glasses or bifocals to help your eyes focus. The lens will continue to harden, so you will need to change prescriptions as you grow older.
Your doctor’s prescription is just one factor in determining how well you see through your glasses. The quality of the lenses used and the fit of the frames can greatly influence your clarity of vision and comfort. A skilled optician can help you select the best materials for your budget and ensure the frame fits properly.
The usual and customary fee for LASIK is $2,100 per eye. For patients paying by check, credit card or cash, Indiana Lasik Centers offers a prompt pay discounted price of $1,950 per eye. This fee covers the cost of the LASIK procedure and 90 days of postoperative care. This fee also covers an automatic enrollment into our Lifetime LASIK program. For more details, contact your local Midwest Eye Consultants office.