Can I order contact lenses through you?
Yes, you can, as long as you are a current patient of ours. If you are a new patient, call us to schedule an appointment with the Doctor. If you are a current patient of ours (and seen within the past year), call us to order your contacts.
What insurances do you accept?
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, American Express, Mastercard, VISA, & Discover.
Is this location wheel-chair accessible?
Yes, we are wheel-chair accessible.
Do you treat eye emergencies?
Yes, and the eye doctor will see you the same day. Please call ahead, however.
Do you carry frames for children?
Yes, we carry frames for children; namely Jalapenos & PEZ brands.
Does this location participate in the InfantSEE program?
No, we currently do not participate in the InfantSEE program. Our eye doctor will see children ages 4 and up.
When should my child have his/her first eye exam?
At six months of age! Optometrists are trained to detect sight threatening vision issues such as high prescriptions and eye turns manually and without patient input. Currently the state of Illinois requires an eye exam for all school age children beginning in kindergarten. Some preschool programs also require exams. But honestly, first eye exams should be occuring much earlier in life. If you’re concerned that your child is having vision issues and is below the age of 4, please refer to the infantSEE website here to find a local doctor that is part of the program. InfantSEE is a program that provides a FREE eye exam for infants and toddlers.
How often do I need an eye exam?
Individuals who wear contacts need to come in every year for an exam. Adults who wear glasses can come every two years, while children wearing glasses should come yearly.
My prescription hasn’t changed in years, why do I have to have a new eye exam for contact lenses every year?
Contact lenses sit directly on your eye, and can impact your ocular health severely if not properly monitored and cared for. The state of Illinois requires a contact lens exam every year to prevent consumers from accidentally harming their only set of eyes.
What’s the difference between medical insurance and vision insurance when we’re talking about vision coverage?
Sometimes your major medical will cover comprehensive eye exams. Typically your medical insurance will contract out to another company, similar to dental insurance. For example, your insurance may be primarily through BCBS, but BCBS can contract out through a large number of other companies for the vision coverage, and it varies from plan to plan. Some medical insurance companies do not have vision coverage, but have a discount plan associated with them. If you are unsure of your vision benefits and who your vision coverage is through, your Human Resources department should be able to tell you exactly who the vision portion is billed to.
Why do you like anti-reflective treatments so much? What are the benefits?
In a few words, it helps you see better. To get specific about it, the anti-reflective treatments transmit more light and thus reduce your eye strain. It is especially helpful with night driving and using the computer. Lastly, if someone were to take a photo of you, the anti-reflective treatment will prevent you from having "red-eye".
Can I bring in my own prescription?
Yes, absolutely. However, if there is any kind of error with the prescription, you must return to the prescribing Doctor to have the prescription checked. If the Doctor decides that a prescription change is required, we will re-make the lenses free-of-charge within 60 days.
Can I buy the frame only?
Can I bring in my own frame to have new lenses put in them?
Yes, absolutely. Your frame will be inspected for damage prior to fabricating & inserting any lenses.