Having Your Eyes Examined Is Essential To Healthy Sight.
It's essential, too, that you make the most out of your eye exams. We've included a number of eye exam questions you may wish to ask your eye doctor. Ask during your next eye exam or even before you get your eyes examined so you know what to expect. We hope you find these helpful and that the information contained in our EyeGlass Guide will help to facilitate a comprehensive and informed dialogue between you and your eye doctor on your next visit. There's no such thing as a dumb eye exam question!
Questions to ask before your eye exam…
- Do you accept my insurance plan's vision coverage?
- Is payment required at the time of service?
- What will my eye exam entail?
- How long should I expect to be there?
- Will my pupils be dilated?
- What should I bring with me?
Questions to ask at your eye exam…
- Given my age, eye condition and other risk factors, how often should I have my eyes examined?
- At what age should I start to schedule my children for regular eye exams?
- What lens designs and options are a good fit for me?
- Can my glasses block UV rays?
- Do all sunglasses protect my eyes from UV rays?
- What are photochromic lenses and are they a good option for me?
Things to remember
It's always a good idea to bring any of the following (if available) to your eye exam appointment:
- Your insurance card/insurance information
- A list of all medications, vitamins and other supplements you are taking
- All pairs of prescription glasses you currently own
- If you have it, a copy of your latest eyeglass prescription
- Information on frames you like, or lenses you've researched
- Don't forget, if participating in a flexible spending account program, you may be able to use the account to pay for portions of your eyecare not covered directly by your insurance plan.
- Review the informational videos on this site and be sure to spend a few minutes with our interactive guide and then email the results to your eye doctor or bring them with you for your appointment.