Do you have a cancellation list?
How old do you need to be for Lasik?
At least 21 years of age.
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. As we age, proteins in the lens begin to break down and the lens becomes cloudy.
What insurances do we accept?
Medicare, Aetna, Amerihealth, BCBS, Coventry (First Health), Empire Plan, Emblem (formally GHI), Health net, Horizon BCBS, IDA/ CHN, Magnacare, Multi-plan, NJ Carpenters Fund, Oxford, PHCS (coresourse), PHS, Qual Care PPO and HMO, Tricare PPO, United HC, WellChoice and VSP.
Do I have to call my insurance company to check if my surgery is covered or do you?
We verify all insurance prior to any surgical procedure. We will inform you of any out of pocket expenses as per your insurance company policies.
Should I get my eyeglasses at your optical or could I get them somewhere else?
Our licensed Optician is highly skilled and is available anytime that our office is open to assist you with lens and frame selection. We carry a wide variety of frames to fit any budget.
Are you going to dilate my eyes today?
The doctor will determine if dilation is necessary at the time of your visit.
Will you be sending a report from today's visit to my Primary Care Physician?
If your physician referred you to our office, we will send a report of your visit.
What is the difference between a vision exam and medical exam?
A vision exam determines if vision can be improved with glasses or contact lenses. It is a basic screening exam, which includes refraction and sometimes dilation. A medical eye exam is an exam that will diagnose and treat eye diseases. If glasses or contact lenses cannot improve vision, often the cause is related to an underlying medical condition.
What is a refraction and is it covered by my insurance?
This measurement will determine the refractive power of the eye and the best corrective lenses to be prescribed. Most medical health plans regardless of the reason for performance do not cover the expense for any refractive procedure. The charge is $35 and is collected at the time of service. You cannot receive an eyeglass or contact lens prescription unless a refraction is performed.
Will I feel any pain during refractive surgery?
Pain is generally not felt during the procedure. Your eyes will be anesthetized with drops. Scratchiness and mild discomfort may be experienced for up to 12 hours after the LASIK procedure. A gritty feeling and some mild discomfort for the first few days may occur after the PRK procedure.
Although relatively painless, some patients may feel a mild stinging sensation following surgery for glaucoma. Local anesthetics can be prescribed to lessen discomfort. Patients may also experience blurred vision. Generally, these effects are short-lived, and patients can usually resume normal activities the next day.
Who Is At Risk for Glaucoma?
Those who are most at risk for glaucoma are people with elevated intraocular pressure. A person’s risk of developing the disease increases with age, and anyone over the age of 60 is considered to be at risk. Other demographics at heightened risk for glaucoma include diabetics, people who have a relative with glaucoma, near-sighted people, and persons of African descent over the age of 40. People in these ‘at-risk’ groups will not experience any noticeable symptoms of the disease early on, so it is important to have regular eye examinations.
How to prevent Glaucoma?
The best way to keep glaucoma from robbing you of your eyesight is to have early and regular eye examinations by a professional ophthalmologist. Simple and painless, an eye exam will alert you and your eye doctor early on so that an appropriate course of treatment can be taken. Early detection of glaucoma means effective treatment of the disease.