New Patients

What can I expect at my first exam?

At your first visit, our eye doctors will take the needed time to get to know your concerns about your vision health. Your doctor will assess the following:

  • Your health history including any general health problems, medications, work or environmental hazards that might affect your vision, and the health of your family members.
  • Condition of the cornea, retina, lens, eye lid, and surrounding eye tissue
  • Visual Acuity: reading charts
  • Keratometry: measuring the curvature of the cornea
  • Refraction: to determine the correct lens power needed to compensate for any vision deficits such as farsightedness
  • Focus and Movement: assessing if the eyes move and focus in unison
  • Tonometry: Measuring eye pressure to help identify risk of glaucoma

What information should I take with me to my eye exam?

Please bring the following items to your exam:

  • All eyeglasses and contact lenses you use routinely, including reading glasses
  • A list of any medications you take (including dosages)
  • A list of any nutritional supplements you take (including dosages)
  • A list of questions to ask the doctor, especially if you are interested in contact lenses or laser vision correction surgery
  • Your medical or vision insurance card if you will be using it for a portion of your fees

What insurance do you accept?

If you do not see your insurance on the lists below, please contact us.

Vision

  • Avesis
  • VSP
  • Optilegra
  • EyeMed

Medical

  • Aetna
  • Avera
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Dakota Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid/T19
  • Medicare
  • NTCA
  • Sanford
  • United Healthcare

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