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The ability to find and book same or next day appointments for your vision care is at your fingertips. Fast, quality, and convenient treatments when you need them most.

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 eye care 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.

Do vision centers near me accept my health insurance?

Our featured providers accept all commonly used health insurances.

How do i use the website to book my appointments with vision centers near me?

You can easily confirm visits 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 decisions.

Is an after-hours or weekend appointment obtainable?

After-hours and weekend appointments are available at many optical centers in your area. Most locations have extended evening hours Monday-Friday with shortened weekend hours on Saturday and Sunday. There is also an abundance of availability for a telemedicine consultation/evaluation.

Will i be able to book a telemedicine evaluation?

Sight needs to 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.

What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmologists and optometrists are different due to their level of training and their ability to diagnose and treat different diseases of the orbitals. Optometrists are highly trained professionals offering a range of tests and treatment for sight. They complete a four-year degree of a certified optometrist school. They are only licensed to perform exams, prescribe glasses, lenses, and are trained to detect certain abnormalities of the orbitals. They are also able to prescribe medications pertaining to treatment of the optics. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specializing in sight and orbital care. They are licensed to practice medicine and surgery as well as prescribing glasses and contact lenses. They can also choose a subspeciality and complete a couple more years of training and fellowships in treatment of the following:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cornea
  • Retina
  • Pediatrics
  • Oculoplastic
  • Neurology

What is the role of an optician?

An optician is a technical practitioner. They have a degree from an accredited college in optical science. Their role in the optical treatment is to fit patients with corrective lenses. They design, dispense, and fit patients with the current glasses and contact lenses. They also play a role in the design and fitting of ophthalmic prosthetics.

When should my child get their first eye exam and how often should an adult have an exam?

Your child should have their first official exam as a newborn at the hospital soon after birth. This is to check the placement and structure of the eyes. After that it is a good idea to have your child’s sight checked every 2-4 years from ages 1 to 18. If your child is high risk for developing conditions due to substance abuse of the mother or cervicovaginal infection, exams may need to be conducted more often.

  • Adults aged 20-49 should have an exam every 3 to 5 years
  • Older adults who are ages 40-64 should have an exam every 2 to 4 years
  • Seniors ages 65 an older should be examined every 1 to 2 years
  • High risk adults such as ones with diabetes, a family history of glaucoma, patients with HIV/AIDs, and people who have taken medication which could cause toxicity to the orbitals should have an examination more often.

When should i see an optical provider for preventative medicine?

As we age, our ocular health begins to deteriorate. Preventative medicine is imperative to keep your optics at their 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 blurriness 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 or eye problems
  • You your age is over 40
  • You have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • You have a personal history of injury or trauma

It is also very common for children to be born with orbital problems, whether it be optics or positioning troubles such as crossed eyes. Children should be screened for sight issues during the toddler phase especially if there is a family history of optical problems. The following is a list of ailments that are very common in children:

  • Crossed eyes also known as Strabismus
  • Lazy eye also known as Amblyopia
  • Droopy upper lids – Ptosis
  • Nearsightedness, astigmatisms, and farsightedness- which are refractive errors and worsen the ability for the patient to see correctly.

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