Booking an eye exam
Routine eye examinations consist of three parts:
- Health and wellness examination - The doctor does a physical examination of the front and back of the eye using various illumination devices. This may or may not require dilation of the eye. Doctors use dilation drops to open the pupil and allow a better look into the eye. Sometimes it is required and sometimes it is not. You as the patient, always have the final say in when and if this procedure is performed. In many instances, dilation can be performed later at a more convenient time if you have concerns about driving or returning to work. The effects of dilation drops include light sensitivity and difficulty focusing for a period of 2-3 hours.
- Refraction - The doctor places several lenses in front of the eyes to gain a "true refraction". He/she then asks the patient to look at a letter chart to gain a "subjective refraction" - the lens combination that the patient is most comfortable wearing.
- Contact Lens Fitting - The contact fitting is only performed on patients requesting to wear contact lenses. It is considered to be "cosmetic" by most insurance companies. Therefore, it is an out-of-pocket expense to most patients requesting it.
Metro Optics accepts most insurance and 3rd party administrator plans and can help you understand what your coverage consists of.
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Preferred One
- Health Partners
- Davis Vision
- Spectera (eye exams only)
We will need a few pieces of information when you call to schedule an eye examination:
- Daytime phone number
- Insurance plan with ID number
- Date of birth
Also, please let us know if you are using a special promotion.
Eye exams are scheduled Monday - Thursday each week and take 20-30 minutes to complete.
Tight on time? No problem. Have your exam and return later to talk about your eyewear or contact lens needs.
Call 651-227-6506 to schedule your examination today!