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Glasses/Eye Health Exam
Standard Soft Contact Lens Exam
Toric Soft Contact Lens Exams
Monovision/Multifocal Soft Contact Lens Exams
First Time Soft Contact Lens Exam
Hard/Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens Exams
Retinal Photography with Exam
OCT with Exam
Visual Field Testing with Exam (starting at)
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No. We are independent from Costco and all individual Costco optometrists are separate from each other. We do not have access to your order(s) or information in Costco’s database. We do not have direct access to your previous records at other Costco locations, but can request it if you sign a medical records release.
A Costco membership is not required to have an exam at out office! If you choose to purchase glasses or contact lenses from Costco, you will need a membership.
Our exam fees are extremely competitive and are already discounted for your convenience.
The following symptoms may indicate the need for an eye examination:
During your eye examination the optometrist will determine how well you can see, with or without your best glasses prescription, both at distance and near. This is usually done by comparing the clarity of a series of lenses. How well your eyes work together may also be tested. Your eye health will be examined using light from a special microscope to determine the health of both the front and back of your eyes. A routine eye examination DOES NOT HURT OR CAUSE PAIN. A non-contact tonometer will be used to determine your eye pressure by puffing air into your eye. This may give you a start, but is not uncomfortable. The dilation eye drops instilled in the office will sting for about 10 to 20 seconds, but are not painful or harmful. At the completion of your examination, you will be provided a copy of your glasses and/or contact lens prescription (depending on exam type).
If you are a new patient please plan on having your eyes dilated. The optometrist may deem dilation medically necessary for some emergency or established patients based on examination findings. If you are a Diabetic, have a personal or family history of retinal/ocular disease, or have a high near-sighted prescription, it is extremely important to have your eyes dilated yearly. Most people feel comfortable driving dilated with the drop strength we typically use at our office. However, if you are concerned about driving with your eyes dilated, please make the necessary arrangements prior to your exam.
Visual side effects of pupillary dilation can vary from person to person. Most people can expect blurred near or reading vision and light sensitivity for about 1 to 3 hours. These affects are strongest about 15 to 20 minutes after the drops are instilled and wear-off gradually from that point. We will provide post-dilation sunglasses to minimize light sensitivity.
We schedule plenty of time for each patient in order to provide the highest quality of eye and vision care possible. Please allow plenty of time for your appointment and expect your examination to take at least 30 minutes, 45-50 minutes if your eyes are dilated. If you are a new patient, please come early to your first exam to fill out paper work or use our convenient new patient online form on our website. If you are going to be more than 15 minutes late or need to reschedule your exam, please be considerate of our other patients and give us 24 hours advanced notice. Patients that are more than 15 late for their appointment will be rescheduled. No shows for appointments will be charged a fee.
For first-time contact lens wearers, we split the examination up into two visits to assure that patients feel comfort with their contacts and don't feel rushed during this learning process. At your initial visit, we will determine the prescription, perform an external eye examination, and perform a contact lens fitting. The optometrist will discuss proper contact lens hygiene and a staff member will demonstrate proper contact insertion and removal strategy. If safe contact lens insertion and removal can be performed in-office, trial contact lenses will be distributed to take home to try.
One to two weeks later, you will return for a follow-up visit. Please come to your follow-up HAVING HAD YOUR CONTACTS IN FOR A FEW HOURS so the optometrist can properly assess the fit and prescription of the contact lenses. At this follow-up visit, your eyes may be dilated for the internal eye examination and you will get a copy of you contact lens prescription if the fitting process is completed.