Even if you don’t need eyeglasses, it’s about time for a routine visit to an Optometrist. Our eyes play a very important role in our daily lives and a checkup can help prevent vision problems before they occur. If you’ve never had a vision exam, here’s what you can expect.
First, your doctor will ask you to read letters of various sizes from a chart to test your close and long distance sight. You will also be tested for glaucoma with a device called a tonometer that blows a puff of air into your eye. Depending on your age and health, you may also be tested for your side or peripheral vision, 3D, and color vision.
Medicated eye drops may be used to make your pupils larger. This procedure allows the optometrist to get a clear view of the inside of your eyes to detect cataracts, muscle degeneration, and diseases that can impair your sight. It may be helpful to bring a pair of sunglasses along because your eyes may be sensitive to light for a few hours afterwards. Some practices provide these for you, but it is smart to bring your own just in case!
If you do wear eyeglasses or contacts, bring them along for the visit. It’s essential to check your vision regularly because it’s quite normal for our sight to change as we age. You will also want to bring information about your medical history and any prescriptions.
Most medical insurance policies don’t cover routine eye exams, unless there is a diagnosis. Vision plans cover routine eye wellness exams. At Apex EDI, we’ll make it easy for you to pay for your exam. We’re aware of the specific billing differences between medical and vision claims. It’s important to have a plan of action that will meet your specific needs, utilize all of your benefits and protect the health of your eyes.
Contact us today to find out more about Apex EDI and how we can help you and your practice.