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Do you offer financing options?

Exam fees and copays are due at time of service, spectacle orders require a 50% up-front payment with the remainder due on delivery.

Can I get a same-day appointment?

While we maintain a busy schedule, same day appointments for emergencies (and occasionally for non-emergencies) are available.

Will my insurance cover my visit?

Please see our list of supported insurance providers on the main page. Covered services and copay amounts are dependent on the provider and plan in question, please feel free to contact us for further details. 

What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular Degeneration is an eye disease that includes changes to central vision, it reduces ventral vision and makes seeing objects and details straight ahead difficult or impossible. It’s symptoms are: gradual central vision loss, objects appear distorted in shape and lines appear wavy or crooked, loss of clear color vision, a dark or empty are in the center of vision.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disorder that causes damage to the optic nerve and loss of nerve tissue which results in loss of vision, especially peripheral vision. The disease is associated with an increase in the fluid pressure inside the eye but may also be from a lack of blood supply to the optic nerve.

What is Ocular Hypertension?

It is an elevation of the pressure in the eye but it does not cause detectable changes in vision or damage to the structures of the eye. This pressure associated with this condition is higher than normal but not considered high enough to be Glaucoma. Ocular hypertension must be carefully monitored in order to keep it from developing into Glaucoma. Frequent eye exams are the only appropriate way to monitor this condition.

What is a cataract?

A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens of the eye. Cataracts can be caused by: Diabetes, medications, ultraviolet radiation, smoking, Alcohol use Nutritional deficiency, injury to the eye.

How does diabetes affect the eye?

Diabetes can cause nearsightedness, farsightedness, and early presbyopia. It can result in cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus and decreased corneal sensitivity.  Symptoms of diabetes include burred vision, double vision, night vision difficulties and flashes and gloater within the eyes. Early signs of diabetes can be detected in a comprehensive optometric examination. The most serious eye problem associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy which occurs when there is a weakening or swelling of blood vessels in the retina. In early stages, diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy to seal leaking blood vessels. In more advanced cases, surgery inside the eye may be necessary. Early detection of diabetic retinopathy is crucial.