Frequently Asked Questions are for your convenience and we hope that they provide the answers you need. If you have additional vision questions, please feel free to contact us. Our staff and eye doctors are happy to help.
An eye exam typically takes about an hour, more or less, according to your individual needs. If you are choosing glasses or being fitted for contact lenses, your visit may be longer. Remember, if this is your first time visiting Doctors Vision Center, you can request your appointment online and can download your new patient and medical history forms online.
It is recommended that school age children have their eyes checked first, before starting school and then every year or two depending upon their individual needs. For adults - health, prescription, and other risk factors will determine eye exam frequency. Most healthy adults can go every 1-2 years in between exams.
We will check your refractive status (need for glasses) and also check you for many ocular diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye and glaucoma. During the eye exam, we can also see signs of many diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
A comprehensive eye examination will cost between $75 - $180 dollars, depending on the complexity of the problem. As with any medical examination, the total cost will relate to the time spent and the nature of the presenting problem(s). In many cases, your health insurance or vision plan insurance can help to defray part, or all of the cost.
Yes, upon the completion of the exam you are entitled to receive a copy of your eyeglass prescription. You are also entitled to a copy of your contact lens prescription, upon completion of the contact lens fitting, which may not be completed at the first visit. Both eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions are valid for one year.
Dilation is an integral part of any complete eye exam. You should expect to be dilated at your exam. Dilation mostly affects near vision and most people can drive afterwards without any problems. However, if you are unsure or feel uncomfortable, we recommend that you bring a driver with you.
Doctors Vision Center accepts insurance from all major carriers, however, carriers accepted may vary depending on the office locations. The following is a list of insurance we normally accept. If you do not see your company listed here, ask the doctor and we will get back to you with an answer.
Quality vision is essential. The eyes are often a window into other potential health issues. A regular eye exam is vital to your family's healthcare.
Doctors Vision Center's trusted eye doctors meet the vision care needs in convenient locations from:
Charlotte to Greensboro, from Raleigh to Eastern North Carolina, including Greenville, New Bern and Wilmington.