Whether you're a new or an existing patient, we strive to provide you with a first class eye care experience.

What you should bring to your eye examination:

  • All the glasses you use (include readers and sunglasses)
  • Your contact lenses (include the prescription information from packaging boxes if you are a new patient)
  • A list of medications you regularly use (vision symptoms may be linked)
  • The names of eye drop products or bring the actual bottles with you

Depending upon the type of exam, your eye health and the testing that is necessary, your time in the office will range anywhere from 30-60 minutes.

Greeting and Paperwork

  • Upon your arrival, our patient service representatives will greet you, have you complete some paperwork (unless done in advance online) and copy your vision and medical insurance cards (unless provided in advance). 
  • This paperwork provides us with necessary contact information, eye and general health histories that will assist the doctor during your examination.

Medical History

  • A technician will bring you to the exam room and ask you some questions about the reasons for your visit. Be prepared with your questions in advance so you won’t forget anything important you wanted to share.

Vision Testing

  • Next, the technician will perform some preliminary visual acuity tests that will involve covering one eye at a time. Additionally, they may perform eye pressure measurement, color vision testing, and pupil assessment.
  • Pupil dilation may be necessary for certain exam purposes.  This will entail dilation drops being placed onto your eyes.

Vision Examination

  • The doctor will greet you and review your chart and ask you some more questions about your eyes, symptoms, vision requirements, and your general health.
  • The doctor may perform various procedures to evaluate the health of your eyes such as a slit-lamp exam designed to examine the front and back of the eye as well as perform prescription vision testing, called a refraction, to measure your eyesight for best visual acuity. The doctor may also use an ophthalmoscope to evaluate the retina, the thin film of tissue that lines the back of the eye. Various lights may be used to evaluate the appearance and functions of your eyes.

After the Examination

  • The doctor will review the test results and discuss the findings with you, as well as any treatment plans necessary for your vision correction and eye health needs.
  • The doctor will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
  • You will then be escorted to our patient checkout counter to make any required payments and schedule any follow-up or future examinations.

Optical Center

  • If you wish to explore frames, or be fitted for glasses or contacts in our Optical Center, you can do that conveniently after your examination. You may also obtain a copy of your prescription. 
  • We have full-time opticians at each office ready to serve you.

Using Insurance

Vision Insurance:

Covers routine eye exams and the cost of your prescription. Your vision insurance may provide discounts or allowances towards eyeglass frames, lenses or contacts.

Routine eye exams can care for astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness. As part of this exam, your doctor also checks for many conditions and diseases, including:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Dry Eyes
  • Retinal Holes or Tears
  • Diabetic or Hypertensive Eye Diseases

If your routine eye exam exposes a medical condition or disease related to your eye, then your medical insurance can be used.

Medical Insurance:

Your medical insurance covers a range of eye-related medical problems, including:

  • Itchy, dry eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Discharge
  • Headaches
  • Cataracts
  • Complications from diabetes or high blood pressure

Your vision insurance does not need to be used to cover a medical condition.


More Questions?

Become familiar with the possible deductibles and co-pays associated with your type of plan. If you aren’t sure of what your insurance covers, please give Abrams EyeCare a call at 317-846-4223 and press 5 for our business office or click here for our online form. We are happy to help you get access to the eye care you deserve!

Learn More About Eye Exams