What is a refraction?
A refraction is a vision test that determines your best visual acuity. This diagnostic information is used to determine if you need corrective lenses or if any disease may be present that affects your ability to see clearly. This test is a routine part of your annual comprehensive eye exam and is not covered by most Private Insurance companies or Medicare. Konowal Vision Center charges $55.00 for this exam.
Why do I need to be dilated?
A comprehensive eye exam includes a thorough study of your eyelids, lashes and the external surface of your eye. Dr. Konowal will examine the inside of the eye by dilating your pupils with drops. Once you are dilated the doctor can study your retina, optic nerves and blood vessels in the back of your eye.
Why do I need a contact lens exam when I just had an eye exam?
The contact lens evaluation and fit is not a medical exam of the eye. This is a series of tests to determine the accurate measurements of a medical device (contact lenses) that requires a prescription. During your routine eye exam the Doctor will check your eyes overall health and may write you a prescription for glasses. Contacts are placed on the surface of the eye. They can affect the shape of your eye and if not fitted properly they may cause abrasions to the eyes surface. Getting contact lenses to fit properly will determine your success in wearing contacts.
Eye exams without insurance are $255.00 for Konowal Vision Center.
This does not include a Contact Lens fit, which is a separate fee. Contact lens fees vary.
LASIK CONSULTS DO NOT RECEIVE CONTACT LENS OR EYEGLASS PRESCRIPTIONS AT THE TIME OF THE CONSULTATION