Since I've been to you before, what information do you have on me to accelerate the booking, check-up and prescription process?

If we have seen you before, we already have all your previous medical information on file.  In most cases, insurance information doesn't change year to year.  Unless you have had any major medical or vision changes, we will be able to get started right away saving you some time and effort.  If you schedule online, no need to fill out the "pre-exam paperwork."  If you are calling to schedule an appointment (831.426.7172) just let our receptionist know that you are a returning patient, and we will pull all your previous information.  No need to come in early.  We strive to be on-time with all our appointments to value your time.  

I'm in need of eyecare but don't know what my insurance will allow for, can I book?

We are contracted with almost all vision insurance plans as well as many health insurance groups.  For routine eyecare, we will bill your vision insurance on your behalf.  For medical visits relating to your eye health, we are able to bill any PPO insurance including Medicare.  No need to leave Midtown Santa Cruz for fantastic eyecare.  Often times your insurance will have a copay for the visit that you would be responsible for at the time of the exam.  Many vision insurance plans will also cover glasses or contact lenses.  While there are fully covered options available, many plans will require an out-of-pocket payment for overages on premium lenses and frames.