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We here at LASIK, Cornea & Cataract Specialty Center understand how visiting the eye doctor might be intimidating, especially if you haven’t been in a while. Knowing how to prepare for the visit and thinking ahead is an important part of the eye exam process. The following will help you better understand what a typical visit will be like. If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please contact us so that a member of our friendly staff may be of assistance.
Preparing For Your Appointment
New Patient Paperwork
If you are a new patient, please complete this form before your visit with us, or arrive 15 minutes early to do so prior to your appointment.
Preparing For Your Appointment
Please remember that visits are very thorough and your visit can take up to 3 hours. We suggest bringing a snack as the day can be very busy with various diagnostic tests.
If you have not done so already, please make sure you fill out all the proper information before your visit. This is very important.
What to bring:
- A government-issued photo I.D.
- Your medical and vision insurance information.
- We will collect any applicable copay at the time of your appointment. >
- Your current glasses, sunglasses, and contacts.
- A list of current medications – and not just prescription medications. Your eye doctor can look at the list and determine if your medications could be affecting your vision.
- The name and address of your primary care doctor and referring eye doctor (if applicable).
- If you are coming in for an annual eye exam, cataract consultation, LASIK consultation, or any other appointment that requires your eyes to be dilated, we recommend you bring a friend or family member with you to drive you home. Many people become light sensitive and can’t see well enough to drive safely after having their eyes dilated, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
- A list of the questions you want to ask your doctor so don’t forget them.
Contact Lens Protocol
For LASIK/refractive surgery and cataract consultations, patients must stop wearing their contacts and transition glasses prior to their appointment so that the doctor can obtain accurate measurements.
- Soft Contact Lenses: Remove at least 1 week prior to exam
- Hard Contact Lenses (Gas Permeable): Remove at least 2 weeks prior to exam
A Typical Eye Exam
When you arrive at our office, please sign in.
During your visit with us, a series of tests will be conducted to evaluate the health of your eyes and your vision. You can expect the following to take place:
- Your eyes to be dilated
- Vision & diagnostic testing
- Photography (if necessary)
- Examination with your eye doctor
- Counseling and treatment plan
We accept a variety of vision plans from most major insurance carriers. You can find the list of insurance providers we work with below. Please keep in mind that this list is subject to change: it is the patient’s responsibility to verify coverage directly with their insurance company. If you have questions about insurance or need help filing a claim, we are happy to be of assistance.
- Allwell from Superior
- Amerigroup Medicare
- Amerigroup Star
- Assured Benefits
- BCBS PPO
- BCBS Federal
- BCBS of New Mexico
- BCBS Obama Care
- BCBS Medicaid of Texas including medicaid (CHIP/STAR/STAR KIDS) EFF 08/15/18
- Care Improvement Plus
- Coventry/First Health
- El Paso First/Chip
- El Paso Integral Group
- First Health
- FMH Benefits
- Galaxy Health Network PPO/WC
- Great West HealthCare
- HealthCare Options
- HealthSmart PPO/WC
- Humana Medicare
- Humana Gold HMO/ MCCI
- Humana PPO
- IMS (Independent Medical Systems)
- Mail Handlers
- March Vision
- Medicaid Traditional
- Medicare Traditional
- Molina of Texas CHIP/Exchange/MMP/STAR/STAR Plus
- Molina Medicare
- Molina Market
- Molina of New Mexico
- MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
- New Mexico Medicaid Traditional
- Oscar Ins
- Physician Health Choice
- Preferred Administrators
- Presbyterian PPO Commercial
- Presbyterian NM Medicaid
- Railroad Medicare
- Stratose PPO
- Superior Health Plan/CHIP/Foster/STAR/STAR-Plus
- Superior Vision
- Tricare Prime/Standard/Retired
- United Healthcare Healthselect/Choice/AARP/Community Plan
- United healthcare of new mexico
- Wellmed (Ameriadvantage/Care1st/ HealthSprings/ Humana/
Contact LASIK, Cornea & Cataract Specialty Center
At LASIK, Cornea & Cataract Specialty Center, our goal is to make sure each patient feels well-informed and confident in their care. If you have any questions that weren’t answered here, please contact us.