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Will i be able to get a same day appointment?

Same or next day availability is obtainable with many of our optometrists. Our extensive network of optical doctors allows patients from all over to find a local optometrist with convenient availability. Most users can make an appointment within 24 hours of their initial search.

Is there an eye specialist near me who will accept my health insurance?

Our featured providers accept all commonly used health insurances.

How do i use the website to book my appointments with an Eye specialist near me?

You can easily confirm appointments online directly through our website. Discover a practitioner who is local to you. Make sure the provider you are interested in can offer you clinic hours that fit your schedule. Then choose the clinician who fits all your medical requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your healthcare decisions.

Is an after-hours or weekend appointment obtainable?

Most ophthalmologists offer patients clinic hour Monday-Friday which extend into the evening to make medical care obtainable for those who have typical work schedules. However, there are not many specialty offices that provide weekend availability. If you need an in-person or telemedicine evaluation on the weekend, you can search for availability here and book as soon as you find a provider with your preferred office hours.

Will i be able to book a telemedicine evaluation?

Optical issues should usually be addressed in person with a variety of tests. Some providers offer virtual consultations but most times the patients end up coming in to see a provider in-person. If you do make a virtual appointment, it will most likely be covered by your insurance if the practitioner conducting the visit in-network with your carrier.

Are there certain conditions of the optics that i should try to prevent as i age?

There are many conditions of the optics that we become more susceptible to as we age, are caused by secondary conditions due to chronic disease, or congenital.

  • Macular Degeneration caused by age – it is often called age related macular degeneration (AMD). This is a disorder that shows clinical presentation of deteriorating sharp and central vision. Which aids in seeing fine details for daily tasks. If you feel daily tasks are difficult, do not delay going to see the perfect Dr.
  • Cataracts- the most common cause of blindness, presents with clouding of the lens. A procedure to remove cataracts is very common but most people do not go through with the procedure due to insurance coverage, treatment cause, and being un-aware that the procedure for cataracts exists. We allow you to double check these potential barriers and avoid them, which saves a lot of time.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy- Most common cause of blindness in American adults and is a complication of diabetes that leads to damage to the blood vessels in the retina. The damage of blood vessels leads to progressive problems being able to see.
  • Glaucoma- is caused by a variety of diseases that damage the optic nerve, sight can be lost quickly with glaucoma, but it presents as pressure and discomfort which alerts people to seek medical attention. If you are suffering with ocular pain and discomfort, we can help you locate an optometrist that can take control of your glaucoma.
  • Amblyopia (lazy) Strabismus (crossed) – both positioning impairments of the optics can lead to vision strain or loss. Please see a Dr. if you or your child has positioning impairment of the optics.

How do i know If i need to go to the emergency room from an ocular emergency?

It is recommended to seek immediate medical attention if you have a foreign object stuck in an orbital, you have experienced a chemical spill, or you believe you have scratched your cornea. The warning signs are swelling, redness, pain, or even more severely you could be experiencing:

  • Loss of sight
  • Different sized pupils
  • Double vision
  • Pain in the orbitals accompanied with a headache
  • Pain in the orbitals that won’t go away
  • Bleeding from the orbitals

When should i see a doctor specializing in orbital care for preventative medicine?

As we age, our ocular health begins to deteriorate. Preventative medicine is imperative to keep your sight at its best. There are many conditions, including aging, which could aid in the development of ocular disease. Routine check-ups by your local doctor and the knowledge to receive immediate care if you are suffering from blurred vision or pain behind the orbitals is so important. See your specialist for routine care if you fall into one of the following categories.

  • You have a family history of any degree of blindness
  • You are over 40 years of age
  • You have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • You have a personal history of injury or trauma

My eyes are always watery. Should i see an ophthalmologist for this?

Excessive watering is a sign of dry eye. This is because when you start to experience dryness your brain sends signals to make more tears. There are many lifestyle factors that can contribute to this dryness. It can be caused by watching TV or focusing on a computer screen. When we focus, we tend to blink less and the air causes dryness. It can also happen if we are around fans, some sort of air source, or if you have recently turned your heat on in your home due to colder temperatures. There are sever OTC drops or home remedies that can be used to help the dry/watery situation.

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