Medical Examinations

Medical Examinations

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:

  • Cataracts
  • Glacuoma
  • 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)
  • Chronic medication usage: hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), tamoxifen

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.