Thank you for selecting Eye Doctors of Lancaster for your eye health care needs.
We welcome you to our office and want to make your appointment efficient, productive and comfortable for you. When arriving for your appointment please check in with our front desk staff and please be prepared to show your insurance cards and list of medications. Our front desk staff will need all your demographic information as well as your email address. It is important that during each visit you update our staff with any demographic changes as well as any medical changes in your healthcare. Please complete all patient paperwork in its entirety.
You will be seeing one of our ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is an Eye Medical Doctor. The doctor specializes in eye and vision care. An ophthalmologist differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. As a medical doctor who has completed an undergraduate degree as well as at least eight years of additional medical training, an ophthalmologist is licensed to practice medicine and surgery. An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases and performs eye surgery.
An optometrist is a healthcare professional who provides primary eye care ranging from vision testing and correction to diagnosis and medical management of specific eye diseases. An optometrist is not a medical doctor, but rather receives a doctor of optometry (OD) degree after completing four years of optometry school, preceded by three or more years of college. They are licensed to practice optometry, which primarily involves performing eye exams and vision tests, prescribing and dispensing corrective lenses, detecting certain eye abnormalities, and prescribing medications for specific eye diseases.
Opticians are technicians trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. They use prescriptions supplied by ophthalmologists or optometrists, but do not rest vision or write prescriptions for visual correction. Opticians are not permitted to diagnose or treat eye diseases.
When you arrive in our facility and after check in a trained ophthalmic tech will begin your examination. They will review your medical history as well as your medications. They will begin the visual acuity part of your examination. They may place drops in your eyes as well as complete a refraction. If your eyes need to be dilated for your examination they will be placed at this point in the process. After the tech has completed this part of the examination they will escort you to a sub waiting room where a doctor will take over the examination. The doctor will be accompanied by an in room technician. The in room technician will assist the doctor in charting of your medical record as well as any further testing that may be ordered and following up with any work or school excuses that may be necessary. At the end of the exam the technician will escort you back to the front desk to make your follow up appointment. If your eyes have been dilated they will be dilated for several hours. You may feel more comfortable wearing dark glasses during this time. As you are checking out and scheduling a follow up appointment your copay or any other out of pocket expenses will be collected at this time. If you have had a refraction the cost of the refraction is $30.00 and will be collected at this time. For your convenience we take cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.
We participate with most of the major medical and insurance plans in the area. We do not participate with the vision plans since the majority of our providers are medical doctors and diagnoses we see our patients for are medical diagnoses.
We pride ourselves in being available to answer all your questions. Please don’t hesitate to ask any of our staff if something is unclear to you or your family members.
Again thank you for selecting Eye Doctors of Lancaster for your vision care where our focus is on you.
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Our main office is located at 485 Royer Drive Suite 103 Lancaster, PA 17601. The office has been designed to provide our patients with comfortable and private surroundings and has been featured in Review of Ophthalmology, a professional publication for eye doctors.
485 Royer Drive Suite 103
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