Whether you are new to the area or are simply looking for an eye exam from a qualified eye doctor, finding an eye center near you that is friendly and professional is essential to your eye health.
Optometrists Who Accept Medicaid
At Florida Eyecare Associates, our optometrists accept Medicaid, making eye health easier and more affordable for many of our clients. In addition to covering your annual eye exam, Medicaid also covers eye glasses, eye glass repair services, contact lenses and prosthetic eyes.
Where Should I Go To Do An Eye Test?
You should always go to a qualified optometrist for your eye test in order to ensure that you receive comprehensive service that looks at every aspect of your eye health. This is important because eye conditions are difficult to detect, diagnose and treat without the correct equipment and specialist knowledge at hand.
What Glasses Do I Need?
An eye exam will help determine how healthy your eyes are and your optometrist will work with you to determine if you need vision correction at all and, if so, what prescription your glasses need to be. Keep in mind that there are a few different treatments for vision correction, including eye glasses and contact lenses, so your optometrist can help advise you on which solution will work best for your lifestyle.
Glasses Versus Contacts
Choosing between contact lenses and eye glasses often depends on your daily lifestyle and personal preferences. Contact lenses provide a more natural vision solution where you have complete peripheral vision, and are ideal for people with sporty or active lifestyles and people who want a very natural look. Eye glasses can be a great statement piece and are great for people who find contact lenses uncomfortable to wear, but can be difficult for people who are frustrated by issues like smudged, fogged up or scratched lenses. If you are unsure about which option will work for you, speak to your optometrist.
Which Is Better – Optometrist Or Ophthalmologist?
Both optometrists and ophthalmologists are highly trained specialists who are fully qualified to take care of your visual health. Optometrists are able to perform eye exams, prescribe glasses and contact lenses, and assist with some post-operative care if you have had certain types of eye surgery. Ophthalmologists can also perform eye exams but specialize in the surgical side of eye care – diagnosing and treating eye diseases, prescribing medication and performing vision correction surgeries. For your everyday eye care, you should visit an optometrist and, if necessary, they can refer you to a recommended ophthalmologist for more specialized care if it is needed.
Looking For A Brickell Optometrist? We Can Help!
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 and eyeglasses fittings, allergy screenings, LASIK and more. The health insurance providers we currently accept at our vision center included 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.