Who should get an eye exam?
- Because Dr. Hoppert checks the health of your eyes and rules out eye strain, even if you don’t need glasses or if you’ve had refractive surgery, you still need to have your eyes examined.
- Children should get their first eye exam at the age of 6 months to 1 year (this is not the same as a well-baby check). If no glasses are needed, they should be examined by an eye doctor again at age 3 and at age 5 to ensure their vision is developing normally, and that their eyes are healthy before they head off to school. If glasses or contact lenses are prescribed at any time, children and teens should be seen by their eye doctor yearly.
- Adults age 18 to 60 with a glasses or contact lens prescription should be seen yearly for their annual eye exam. If no glasses or contact lens prescriptions are needed and there are no eye health concerns, then adults should be seen by their eye doctor every other year.
- Adults over 60 should be seen every year for a comprehensive dilated eye exam regardless of whether or not they need glasses or contacts. This is because there are several medical conditions that can affect the eye which occur more frequently in this age group, and many of these conditions are painless and have no symptoms in their early stages.
What should I expect from an eye exam?
Dr. Hoppert will:
- Maximize your vision for your occupation and leisurely activities by ensuring your vision is as clear as possible at all working distances.
- Ensure your eyes are healthy, both on the inside and out. She tests for all medical conditions that affect the eyes.
- Ensure your eyes are working well together and that you are not at risk for any eye strain especially while reading or working on digital devices.
What insurance plans do we accept?
In order to allow more time for each patient, Dr. Hoppert follows a concierge medical model, therefore she does not take medical or vision insurance plans. She offers flat rates with competitive pricing for her services and accepts cash payment, and all forms of credit cards at the time of service. However, if you have coverage you are still eligible for her exam services. We are happy to print out an itemized copy of all exam services with their corresponding medical codes so you can submit a copy to your insurance company for reimbursement for out of network services.
Important information for first time patients
- Please arrive on time for your appointment as a courtesy to our next patient.
- Parking is plentiful and available both in front and in the back of the store.
- Allow approximately 1 hour for your examination so you can experience the full benefits of our doctor's comprehensive care.
- Bring the pair(s) of glasses you wear on a daily basis to your exam. If you've had trouble seeing well with glasses in the past, bring those too. We want to find out, what went wrong with your eyewear in the past.
- If you are a contact lens wearer and love the brand of lenses you are in, bring the boxes, lens packages or your previous written contact prescription if at all possible. Also wear your contact lenses into the exam.
- In order to provide the most comprehensive and highest quality of care, it is recommended that patients have their eyes dilated during the exam. Please consider this when scheduling your appointment.