Our medical eye exam involves evaluation and treatment or appropriate referral for a diagnosis. During the course of a routine visit, a medical condition may be discovered that requires follow-up treatment. Many eye diseases can progress undetected unless a thorough assessment is performed including dilated exam.
Common eye diseases that require evaluation and treatment:
Dry eye syndrome
Conjunctivitis (pink eye), can be bacterial, allergic, viral, fungal
Contact lens-related infections/complications
Inflammation (uveitis, iritis)
Allergies (itchy, puffy eyes)
Evaluation of systemic conditions that can potentially affect the eye (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, stroke, elevated cholesterol, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis)
Depending on your policy, your medical insurance may cover a medical exam, but not pay for the exam if it is a routine eye exam. Examinations for medical eye care, assessment of an eye complaint or to follow up on an existing medical condition are billed to your medical insurance plan.