What should I bring with me to my appointment?
Please bring your current glasses and/or contacts or a copy of your previous Rx if this is your first visit, insurance card (medical and vision), and a list of medications if you are worried you might forget their names.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled exam time in order to complete any administrative requirements before you are seen by the doctor.
Come in earlier to check out our frames and there is a chance we can start your exam early since our doctors respect your time and strive to stay on schedule.
Will my eyes be dilated?
A dilation is an important part of an eye exam that helps the doctor to better evaluate the health of your eyes. Although dilation is not universally required, your doctor may strongly encourage it. The doctors are happy to discuss it with you, but it is better to expect to be dilated during a comprehensive vision exam. The affects of a dilation (light sensitivity and changes in your vision) usually persist for a few hours.
I'm not sure if my insurance covers vision.
Give us a call.
How often should I have an eye exam?
A routine eye exam should be performed every year. Although your eyesight may not change that quickly, it is important to assess the health of your eyes and visual system yearly. With that being said, your doctor can discuss with you how often you should have your eyes checked. Certain individuals should be seen more frequently while others could wait longer between exams with lower risk of missing a critical change.
Due to the increased risk involved with contact lenses being worn directly on the eye and the subsequent complications that can result in permanent visual problems, individuals who wear contact lenses need to have their eyes checked every year to ensure it remains safe to continue wearing contact lenses.
VSP, Moda, EyeMed, Regence BlueCross BlueShield, Providence, Aetna, Pacific Source, Care Oregon, UnitedHealth, Healthnet
We accept most insurances and can assist you in determining your vision benefits. Below are some of the more common insurance plans we accept.