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Will VSP Providers Near Me offer Virtual Appointments?

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

Are same day appointments available with VSP Providers Near Me?

Our massive network of physicians 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.

Can I confirm insurance coverage before booking?

Most of our featured clinicians accept all commonly used health insurances.

How do I make my appointments online?

You can easily confirm appointments online directly through our website. Discover a clinician with a convenient location and be sure they can offer you clinic hours that fit your schedule. Next, choose the clinician who fits all your medical requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your healthcare decisions.

Are most patients able to find after-hours of weekend availability?

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. 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 physician with your preferred office hours.

When should I see a specialist in orbital care for preventative medicine?

As we age, our ocular health begins to deteriorate. Preventative medicine is imperative to keep your sight exceptional. There are many conditions, including aging, that could aid in the development of ocular disease. Routine check-ups by your local physician 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 the age of 40
  • You have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • You have a personal history of injury or trauma

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 health. 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
  • Oculoplastic
  • Neurology

How often should my children and myself receive 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.

What causes Age Related Macular Degeneration?

Age related macular degeneration also known as AMD. AMD is when the natural aging process begins to damage the part of the orbital that controls sharp, straight-ahead optics. The part that becomes damaged is called the macula which is part of the retina. AMD is the leading cause of sight loss. It doesn’t cause complete blindness, but it does make it hard to see faces, drive, close-up work, and read. Risk factors for AMD is having a family history, being Caucasian, and smoking. The only way to lower your risk is by aging in healthy way by making healthy lifestyle choices with physical activity and diet. Your doctor will dilate your pupils to look at the structures in the back of the optics to check for degeneration. If you are suffering from degeneration surgery and injections are the only way to treat it.

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