FAQ

Have questions about your eye exam? Read our FAQ below!

If you have a question we did not answer, please call us at 360-892-3828.

How often do I need an eye exam?

Patients should receive an annual eye exam. Not only do we update glasses prescription, we are also monitoring the health of the entire visual system and eye health. Patients with specific complaints or symptoms will require more frequent follow up.

When does my child need a first eye exam?

The American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that children receive an exam between 6-12 months. This allows for a comprehensive evaluation that your pediatrician doesn’t perform. Furthermore, the AOA recommends another check up at 3 years of age and again before starting school. According to the Vision Council of America, 1 in every 4 children has a vision problem that can interfere with learning and behavior. 80% of everything children learn comes through their eyes, uncorrected vision problems impact their ability to learn and interact with the world around them.

How much are contact lenses?

Cost of contact lenses depends upon your prescription and lens modality. Insurance plans also cover a portion, if not all, of the cost. Our pricing is set to beat many of the leading online ordering services. Give us a call 360-892-3828 and we will help you find the right fit.

How much does a standard eye exam cost?

Depending on your insurance plan, the patient portion cost will vary. Please give us a call 360-892-3828 to discuss your insurance policy.

What is an Optometric Physician?

Optometric physicians are the independent primary health care professionals for the eye who:

  • Examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.
  • Prescribe medication to treat eye diseases.
  • Perform minor surgical procedures such as removing foreign objects from the eye.
  • Provide pre- and post-operative care, especially for cataract and Lasik patients.
  • Evaluate and treat vision conditions such a nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia (aging eyes) and crossed eyes.

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