Our office typically collects payment at the end of your appointment—we understand the need to discuss with your doctor before making eyeglass or contact lens orders, or having additional testing performed. We do, however, make every effort to inform you upfront of possible unexpected costs.
If you are going through an insurance company, whether for a vision or medical visit, you can expect to pay the designated plan copay. Some medical insurance plans do not cover what is called the Refraction, which is how the doctor determines the actual eyeglass prescription. If we suspect that your insurance will not cover this portion, you will be asked to pay the cost on the day of your exam.
Additionally, some insurance plans that do cover your visit may subject the visit to your annual deductible. After we process your claim, anything that your insurance determines falls under the scope of the patient's responsibility will be billed. If you have questions on what is your responsibility, you can consult your insurance's Explanation of Benefits that will be mailed to you.
If you wear contacts or are interested in wearing contacts, there is an initial fitting and yearly evaluation fee, which most insurances do not cover.
When purchasing eyeglasses, our Opticians will discuss with you the different costs of materials so that you can make an informed decision for what is right for you. To process an order, half of the order total is required. We can hold the order until arrangements are made, if necessary.
If you are not using any insurance or we are an out-of-network provider for your insurance, we will be happy to discuss pricing options with you.