Your First Appointment At Northwest Family Eye Care
When you visit our office for the first time we will collect some basic vision and medical information from you. We ask that you bring the following with you:
Insurance information (both vision and medical)
List of your medications
Current glasses and contact lenses
What To Expect At Your Eye Exam?
We have a series of tests we perform to ensure your vision and ocular health is in the best shape possible. Our tests are non-invasive and pain-free. We ask for your input on vision tests, the field of view evaluations, and color range analysis. We also examine the overall health of your eyes, including the structures inside your eyes.
Medical Insurance vs. Vision Discount Plans
We take most major medical healthcare coverage and vision discount plans.
What is the difference between a vision plan and medical insurance?
Medical Insurance (such as Medicare, BCBS, Aetna): Allow for our office to evaluate and treat any medical complaints such as eye irritation or pain, dryness, itchiness. They also allow for diagnostic testing and evaluation of eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Diseases, and Macular Degeneration to name a few. Medical insurances typically do not cover refractions for a glasses prescription or contact lens evaluations.
Vision Discount Plans
Vision Plans (such as VSP, EyeMed): Allow for our office to provide routine eye exams for glasses and possibly contact lenses. They may also give a discount on glasses or contact lens purchases. They do not cover any evaluations or testing for eye diseases or medical complaints such as eye irritation, dryness, itchiness, diabetic evaluations, glaucoma evaluations to name a few.