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  • Understanding The Difference Between A Comprehensive Eye Exam And Contact Lens Exam

    Contact lenses are getting more prevalent these days, particularly among the youth.  If you are suffering from any kind of vision issues either nearsightedness or farsightedness and need eyewear such as eye glasses and contact lenses to help you see at multiple distances then you must understand the major differences between a comprehensive eye exam and a contact lens exam.

    Comprehensive Eye Exam

    A regular eye exam or so called comprehensive exam is conducted to detect your overall eye health including vision problems and eye diseases. Even if you are not identifying any symptoms of eye problems, still an eye exam can help discover any of these concerns.

    During a comprehensive eye exam, eye doctor Brickell will perform a variety of tests and procedures to determine your vision sharpness and eye health. Some of the common eye tests include Retinoscopy, Refraction and Slit-Lamp Examination.

    Contact Lens Exam

    If you wear contacts or are considering wearing, you should have a contact lens exam. The Brickell optometrist will perform some special tests to check whether contact lenses are a good choice for you or not.

    An eyeglass prescription doesn’t work for the contacts as the two are completely different. The surface of your eye’s cornea will be evaluated properly to ensure a proper fit of contact lenses. Once you know your correct fit, you can choose from disposable contacts and extended wear.

    Whether you wear contact lenses or eyeglasses, it is suggested to visit our eye clinic Eyes on Brickell at least once in a year for a comprehensive eye exam. We will help you keep up-to-date with your eye condition.

  • VSP, Eyemed, Davis Vision are All accepted at Eyes on Brickell but what about is difference between medical insurance and vision plans

    VSP, Eyemed, Davis Vision are All accepted at Eyes on Brickell but what about is difference between medical insurance and vision plans?

    First and for most, Vision plans are not medical plans; And there continues to be much confusion concerning the proper usage of Vision Plans or Medical Insurance at the time of your eye exam. Hopefully, the following will help clear some of the confusion.

    It is important that you understand that your Vision Plan (VSP, EyeMed,Comp Benefits Davis Vision, Opticare, Spectra, NVA, or Avesis) covers ROUTINE eye care only (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and normal astigmatism).

    At Eyes on brickell You will be receiving a comprehensive medical eye exam not a “quickie Mega-Mart exam” or “optica exam”. Dr. Copty and the Optometric Physicians at Eyes on Brickell are committed to giving you the highest quality eye care. Our doctors will examine you for many conditions such as glaucoma, dry eyes, cataracts, retinal holes or tears, diabetic and hypertensive eye disease among many others.

    Your sight is one of the most precious of our human senses, and we will do every effort to protect your vision by offering you services such as dilated eye exam, visual field exams, retinal photos and much more.

    If your eye exam involves a medical condition related to your eye that requires specific counseling, documentation, follow-up care, prescription eye drops, regular monitoring or referral to a surgeon, then your visit is NOT COVERED by your Vision Plan. Unfortunately, the doctor cannot tell if medical eye conditions exist before you are thoroughly examined.

    The good news is that your Medical Insurance can be used when an eye-related medical problem, such as, dry eyes, or cataracts, complications from diabetes or high blood pressure (among many others) are found during the course of the eye examination. You do not need a vision benefits rider on your medical insurance to be covered for a medical eye condition. In these cases, your Medical Insurance will be billed for the eye exam even though a Vision Plan may also be in effect. Your Medical Insurance co-pays and deductibles prevail and must be paid at the time of your exam.

    More Good News!: If we do file the exam with your medical insurance, you can still use your Vision Plan benefits towards the purchase of glasses or contact lenses based on your plans allowances.

    At Eyes on Brickell we promise to confirm your insurance and explain your benefits at the time of your examination. Our office schedule will work around your work schedule. Our last appointment is at 8:00 pm and we have a wide selection of eye wear choices and brands.

    Call us at 305-914-0294 to schedule your next appointment.

  • Seven Reasons Why Contact Lenses Are Such A Popular Vision Solution

    1. Clearer vision – Contact lenses sit right against the surface of your eye, hugging the natural curvature. Due to this, they give you a wider field of view (better peripheral vision) and less of the visual distortion which is common when wearing eyeglasses.
    2. Effective on different eye conditions – Manufacturers use advanced technology and materials to create prescription contact lenses which can be used on a wide range of eye conditions. Whether you are near or far sighted, have astigmatism or require multifocal solutions, your eye doctor will be able to assist you in finding an effective product.
    3. Easy for active lifestyles – If you love sports and being active, contact lenses are a great choice. Along with giving you clearer vision while you’re out on the field or exploring nature, they also won’t get in the way of your gear.       You can easily wear sunglasses, goggles and helmets and, unlike glasses, they can’t fall off your face.
    4. Unaffected by weather – Contacts don’t fog up and aren’t affected by rain, wind, sunshine or snow.
    5. Comfort first – There are a wide range of contact lenses for different eye conditions, shapes and levels of sensitivity, so you can easily find a pair that fits you perfectly. Your contact lenses should feel completely comfortable in your eye, as if you have perfect, natural vision unlike glasses which can pinch your ears, slip off your nose or feel uncomfortable.
    6. No need to match Glasses frames need to be neutral if you want them to match all your outfits, otherwise you’re going to have times when they clash with your clothes. Contacts completely remove this issue, allowing you to wear exactly what you want, whenever you want.
    7. Affordable – Contact lenses are cheaper than ever and available in a range which suits you, from soft daily contacts you can throw away after a day’s use, to contacts that last a week or even a month. This also allows you to get more creative, not only with trying new brands but also trying new colors. If you’ve always wanted a different eye color, contacts are the safest and most effective way to achieve it and, without frames in the way, your new look will really stand out.

    Speak To Your Brickell Optometrist For Affordable Contact Lenses

    At Florida Eyecare Associates, we’re experts in providing specialist, friendly services for anyone looking for high quality care and affordable solutions. Our eye care specialists can assist you with your annual eye exam, contact lens, eyeglass fittings, allergy screenings and more. The health insurance providers we currently accept at our vision center include Medicare, Vision Service Plan (VSP), Opticare, EyeMed Vision Care and many more. To find out more about our practice, please contact us today at one of our locations.