Optometry FAQ’s

The world of eye care has come a long way and is constantly evolving.

We strive to stay at the forefront of technological advancements. With that in mind, it’s pretty common to have a lot of questions about eye health. View our optometry FAQ’s to get some answers!


Will insurance cover my eye appointment?
If you have vision insurance, your insurance should cover most routine eye appointments. We’ve partnered with some of the biggest insurance companies to cover as many people as possible. We accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Arnett, Caterpillar, Purdue, Alcoa, and many other insurance carriers. For specific questions about insurance, contact us.
What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
When going in for an eye exam, bring your glasses or contacts (or at least the prescription information), a list of medications you take, your insurance information, and any of our clerical paperwork you can complete beforehand.
Can I drive home after getting my pupils dilated?
We would strongly recommend bringing someone to drive you home after having your pupils dilated. Your eyes will be sensitive to light, making it difficult and dangerous to drive.
Can I still get contacts if I have astigmatism?
Many people worry that they can’t have contacts if they have conditions like astigmatism. In reality, there are many types of contacts that can still be effective with astigmatism.
How old do you have to be to wear contacts?
Contacts can actually be worn at a very young age. The most important factor is the responsibility of the child. Though contacts are relatively simple for an adult to take care of, it could be a lot for a young child. If you believe your child can handle the routine maintenance associated with contacts, then there is no reason they can’t use them.
What does 20/20 vision mean?
20/20 vision is a measure of visual acuity. It essentially means you can read a determined size of letters on a Snellen Chart clearly from 20 feet away. 20/15 is better than 20/20, and 20/30 is worse than 20/20.
What is nearsightedness/farsightedness?
Also known as myopia and hyperopia, nearsightedness and farsightedness are common eye conditions normally caused by an elongation of the eyeball. These irregularities make it difficult for light to focus properly on the retina, thereby making vision blurry. Nearsightedness impairs your ability to see objects clearly from far away. Farsightedness impairs your vision on close items. Learn more here.

The world of eye care has come a long way and is constantly evolving.

We strive to stay at the forefront of technological advancements. With that in mind, it’s pretty common to have a lot of questions about eye health. View some of our optometry FAQ’s to get some answers!


Will insurance cover my eye appointment?
In general, your insurance should cover most routine eye appointments. We’ve partnered with some of the biggest insurance companies to cover as many people as possible. We accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Arnett, Caterpillar, Purdue, Alcoa, and many other insurance carriers. For specific questions about insurance, contact us.
What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
When going in for an eye exam, bring your glasses or contacts (or at least the prescription information), a list of medications you take, your insurance information, any of our clerical paperwork you can complete beforehand.
Can I drive home after getting my pupils dilated?
We would strongly recommend bringing someone to drive you home after having your pupils dilated. Your eyes will be sensitive to light after that type of procedure.
Can I still get contacts if I have astigmatism?
Many people worry that they can’t have contacts if they have conditions like astigmatism. In reality, there are many types of contacts that can still be effective with astigmatism.
How old do you have to be to wear contacts?
Contacts can actually be worn at a very young age. The most important factor is the responsibility of the child. Though contacts are relatively simple for an adult to take care of, it could be a lot for a young child. If you believe your child can handle the routine maintenance associated with contacts, then there is no reason they can’t use them.
What does 20/20 vision mean?
20/20 vision is a measure of visual acuity. It essentially means you can read a determined size of letters on a Snellen Chart clearly from 20 feet away. 20/15 is better than 20/20, and 20/30 is worse than 20/20.
What is nearsightedness/farsightedness?
Also known as myopia and hyperopia, nearsightedness and farsightedness are common eye conditions normally caused by an elongation of the eyeball. These irregularities make it difficult for light to focus properly on the retina, thereby making vision blurry. Nearsightedness impairs your ability to see objects clearly from far away. Farsightedness impairs your vision on close items. Learn more here.

Our offices are equipped to care for a variety of eye care needs.


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