Yes! If you have previous records including medical eye evaluations, glasses or contact lens prescriptions or other optometry or ophthalmology notes, it is helpful if you can send those to us or bring them when you come to visit us at Midtown Optometry. Baseline tests will help us better manage any eye conditions, and a contact lens or glasses history will allow us to understand how your vision has changed over time. For contact lens wearers, it is also useful to bring the boxes from the contact lenses you are currently wearing since this will save you a follow-up visit. Often we have new lenses available in your prescription if we need to give free trials to evaluate changes.
While we are able to look up vision insurance online by searching your name, date of birth and last 4 digits of your social security number, we do require an insurance card to bill for medical eye exams such as infections, trauma, follow up for macular degeneration or glaucoma or other medical conditions. Even if you are checking in for your routine vision appointment, we still request a copy of your medical insurance card to keep on file so we know where you will be covered in case of a medical eye issue. We are always happy to recommend a good doctor in our network even if we cannot bill your specific medical insurance. We do accept Medicare at Midtown Optometry.
If you want us to check your eligibility for your vision plan, we can do that over the phone, or via email.