The following fees apply to uninsured patients:
Complete Eye Exams Including Refraction but not Contact Lens Fittings:
- New patients: $95
- Established patients: $75
Patients receive a complete vision and eye health check, including glaucoma and retina screenings for diabetics and immediately get their prescription for glasses. Many single vision glasses can be made in less than an hour!
Complete Eye Exam with Fitting of Contact Lenses:
This type of exam takes longer and always includes one follow up visit at no additional cost, thus the fees are higher. Please be aware, only the eye doctor will know exactly the type of fittings you require based on your measurements. The staff can not know exactly the cost of this visit. But here is and idea of what we charge:
- Regular Soft Contacts, New Patients: $120
- Regular Soft Contacts, Established Patients: $95
- for Astigmatism or bifocal/progressive/mono-vision contacts, Rigid Gas Permeable, New Patients: $145
- for Astigmatism or bifocal/progressive/mono-vision contacts, RGP, Established Patients: $120
A soft contact lens fitting package includes: One free pair of trial contacts, free trial solution, contact lens case, training on the use of contact lenses and one follow up visit within a month of the fitting exam.
Additional contacts follow up visits cost $30 per visit.
Contact Lens Fitting only:
Requires a recent, less than 6 months Complete Eye Exam at our Miami office. This is also the fee that you pay in addition to your other co-pays when you have medical or vision plan that does not cover for this service.
- Regular Soft Contacts, New Patients: $75
- Regular Soft Contacts, Established Patients: $50
- for Astigmatism or bifocal/progressive/mono-vision contacts, Rigid Gas Permeable, New Patients: $95
- for Astigmatism or bifocal/progressive/mono-vision contacts, RGP, Established: Patients: $75
Medical Eye Exams and emergencies:
Starts from $95 to $250 per visit based on complexity of the condition. Again only the doctor will be able to give you an estimate of the cost of this type of visits.
Follow ups start from $45 to $200 again according to complexity.
A Medical Eye Exam will usually involve an eye condition that requires one or several medical treatments either with drops, like a pink eye, or the removal of something that got into the eye. During a medical eye exam we normally don't check patients for eyeglasses, but we concentrate on resolving the actual medical condition that brings the patient into the office. We can have you back after the condition resolves for a Complete Eye Exam. This type of exam is often covered by medical plans with applicable copays but not covered by vision insurance plans because they are not routine eye exam.
Patients with Vision Insurance:
Co-pays for exams and co-pay for contact lens fitting as stipulated by your insurance. Additional fees incur in material upgrades and higher quality lenses and frames that may not be covered by you vision plan. Our staff can help clarify what your exam copays- are and what allowances your specific plan provides. However they can not give you an accurate estimate of your total spending since this will depend on your choices and individual needs determined by you and the doctor on the day of your visit.
Patients with Health plans without Vision Insurance:
Specialist co-pay plus a refraction fee. A refraction is he actual determination of your prescription. The reason that there is a fee for this is because most Medical Insurance Companies do not reimburse doctors for this service. They don't consider a refraction to be medically necessary. Any time when a patient does not achieve 20/20 vision in each eye, a refraction must be done to determine if the cause of the visual deficiency is due to lack of glasses or some other ocular disease. So, even if your visit concerns a medical eye reason, a refraction is crucial when the vision is not optimal.