We have different methods that allow our doctors to see the internal structures of the eyes to provide a more thorough ocular health exam. It allows us to detect early signs and changes in your eyes. This is an important part of your exam, especially for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, high prescriptions and/or a history of other eye diseases and systemic diseases.
OPTION 1: Dilation of the eyes
Dilation drops are put in your eyes so the pupils will open up in 15-20 minutes. With all eye dilations, you may experience blurred near vision and light sensitivity for 3-4 hours after your exam.
If you have insurance it is covered. If you do not have insurance there is a charge of $10 for this procedure.
OPTION 2: Retinal Eye Photo
This is an advance eye care technology that allows us to capture a photo of the inside of the eye. The process takes about 5 min for both eyes and does not require any dilation drops.
This test is not covered under vision insurance. Some medical insurance will cover it.
There is an additional charge of $20 for this test if it is not covered by your insurance.
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