TOP 5 QUESTIONS WE HEAR FROM PATIENTS
How long does a visit take?
Expect to spend at least one and a half hours, often longer, in our office. A thorough exam is never rushed. Part of the examination involves checking the health of the back of the eye. It takes at least 20 minutes for the drops to fully dilate the eyes.
My child has been seeing another eye doctor. Do you need my child's records?
It is helpful to have previous medical records if you can obtain them. The fastest way to obtain the records would be for you to call and request that a copy be sent directly to you. Patients always have the right to their medical records.
Do you accept Medicaid?
Our office accepts Medicaid and most NJ FamilyCare HMOs for children who need medical eye care. Most FamilyCare HMOs require that you go to their vision care network if your child does not have a medical eye problem.
Will my child get his/her eyes dilated?
Most complete eye exams for new patients require dilation. The doctor will be checking the health of the entire eye, including the back of the eye. A comprehensive eye exam involves much more than a refraction, in which a patient's glasses prescription is checked.
Can my child go to school after he/she gets his/her eyes dilated?
Most children can usually resume normal activities within six to eight hours, when the dilation drops wear off. Some children can be sensitive to the sun or have trouble doing close work, such as homework or music lessons. In some cases it can take from 24 to 48 hours for the pupils to return to their normal state, especially if the child has very light blue eyes.
Do you accept my insurance?
For a complete list of participating insurance carriers, and for all other insurance related matters, please visit our INSURANCE page.