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Eye Exam in Eldersburg and Westminster

When you visit an eye doctor, you may be coming for a routine eye examination or because you are experiencing a problem with your vision. Through performing a complete eye examination, the experienced doctors of Center for Total Eye Care are frequently able to identify medical conditions that have an impact on your eyes. Regular eye examinations can help to identify other medical conditions in their earliest stages. Our board certified ophthalmologists and optometrists offer a variety of tests and procedures for a thorough examination of your eyes as part of our comprehensive vision care. We run a series of specialized tests to evaluate you for the following conditions:

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Presbyopia
  • Refractive errors
  • Retinal diseases
  • Vision Correction
  • Others

You can also rely on our team if you or a family member experiences any sort of eye injury. Contact us immediately if you experience eye discomfort or changes in your vision. 

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When To Have An Eye Exam?

It's recommended that you receive an eye exam every two years before age 50, and once a year every year after. If you have been diagnosed with health problems that affect sight, such as diabetes, it's strongly recommended that you receive an eye exam once a year no matter your age.

Exam Duration

Complete eye exams typically last about approximately 60-90 minutes. Your time in our office may be longer depending on your specific needs and which in-house tests may be needed. Your exam may include dilation of your pupils.

Advanced Diagnostic Technology

At the Center for Total Eye Care, you will receive one of the most comprehensive eye exams possible using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. This allows us to detect signs of diseases or abnormalities early on while they’re still easy to treat.

In addition to assessing nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and other vision abnormalities, Drs. Barber, Friedman, Young and Eaton perform a thorough evaluation for sight-threatening problems like glaucomacataractsdiabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, to name a few. Some of the innovative exams performed include digital retinal photography, computerized visual field exam, corneal topography, pachymetry, and optical coherence tomography.

Refraction Fee Notice

Effective March 1, 2023

There are two parts to your eye examination, which are billed separately.

  • The first charge includes the fee for the doctor to evaluate the health of your eyes. This charge is billable to your insurance company, and also to Medicare.
  • The second (vision) portion of your exam is called a “refraction,” which is a test performed to determine the best corrective lenses to be prescribed for each eye.

Although a refraction is a very important vision test, it is considered a non-medical procedure. Medicare and most insurance plans do not pay for this service, the fee of which is now $65.00, effective March 1, 2023.

We request that payment for this service be made at the time of your visit. Thank you.

Your Eye Exam

Once your eye exam is complete, your doctor will take the time to go over the results with you. Everything will be explained to you clearly so you have a complete understanding of your current eye health and vision needs.

Note: Eye exams for contact lenses include special tests that typically are not performed in routine eye exams for glasses. So if you are interested in contacts or you already wear them and want to have your prescription updated, make sure you say so when you schedule your appointment.

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