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If you’re looking for comprehensive eye care with a personal touch, we hope you’ll give us a call. We know we will exceed your expectations. Some information that you may find useful as a new or established patient is listed below. We look forward to the opportunity of serving your needs.

Before you arrive for your first initial appointment, we would like to share with you some things to expect during your visit.

In preparation, please bring the following items with you:

  • Insurance Card
  • Photo I.D.
  • Co-payment (cash, check, credit card)
  • Your prescription eyeglasses and/or contacts
  • List of medications/eye drops along with dosages you are currently taking
  • Completed New Patient Packet

During your examination, it may be necessary to dilate your pupils. Dilation results in light sensitivity and blurring of your near vision. These side effects typically last between 3 to 5 hours. To reduce light sensitivity following dilation, a pair of disposable sunglasses will be given to you if you do not bring your own.

A “refraction” is a test which determines a person’s need for eyeglasses. It is a service NOT covered by Medicare or most medical insurance plans. Typically, it will be covered by vision plans, such as Vision Service Plan (VSP).

If you have a medical diagnosis (such as cataract, dry eye, glaucoma, etc.), your exam is usually covered by your regular medical insurance. If you would like for us to check and update your eyeglasses prescription, then the refraction will be done. Our fee for this service is due at the time of your service. As a courtesy, we will bill your medical insurance. Should your plan pay us, we will reimburse you accordingly. The fee is up to $50.00 depending on the reason and complexity of your prescription.

Contact lens patients require additional testing which is not included in a routine eye exam. This is to insure that your contact lenses are still fitting properly and providing you the highest quality of vision, health and comfort. Contact lens prescriptions expire yearly and renewals are not allowed after 1 year without an examination.

Georgia Law 31-12-12
“(2) Explicitly states an expiration date of not more than 12 months from the date of the last prescribing contact lens examination, unless a medical or refractive problem affecting vision requires an earlier expiration date;”

A typical eye exam, with no complications or special testing, will take about an hour.

Unforeseen events that can disrupt our schedule occur due to the nature of our surgical and specialty care practice. We strive to give the extent of care each patient requires and appreciate your understanding.

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Atlanta Ophthalmology Associates is committed to bringing the best medicine has to offer, to our patients. One way we provide this care is by participating in clinical trials.

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