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By: James P.
Hawaii Vision Specialists
Top notch eye surgeon coming from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Florida - rated #1 In the nation. Both th for yoe optometrist and surgeon are state of the art. Several friends have been seen and found to be misdiagnosed by others No need to go to Oahu
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By: siegehtaleine
Souza, Jana M
This place is awful. They had the receptionist administer my mom's eye exam, and then they left her sitting in a dark room for 45 minutes alone with no explanation. They didn't introduce themselves to either of us by name or credential, and then tried to charge us full price for a glasses prescription based on the eye test that was administered by this nasal voiced, disrespectful, condescending office lady. We are SO MAD.
Tips & Advices
To find a professional that fits your needs and wants, look for an optometrist with the proper licensing and compliance with state-specific legalities as well as these qualities: attentiveness, ability to listen, ethics, compassion, ability to communicate effectively and willingness to spend time with patients.
Vision, like dental, is often an additional voluntary cost for employers who provide health care coverage. As a result, it may not be included in basic company-sponsored insurance. Those who do have access to this type of coverage - or Medicare - often only pay for a portion of their eye exam services.
The cost of an appointment with an optometrist varies based on the services required. While a typical eye exam can range from $50 to $250, depending on location. If if glasses or contact lenses are prescribed, or tests are needed, the overall expense of an optometrist visit can increase.
The American Optometric Association recommended that patients have their first eye exam at six months of age, followed by another at 3 years old, and again at school age. At that point, Regular annual exams are recommended.
Ophthalmologists are eye doctors that have received higher levels of training than both opticians and optometrists, and can also perform eye surgery when necessary. Opticians design and fit eyeglasses, frames, and lenses that are prescribed by optometrists and ophthalmologists. They do not perform vision tests or write prescriptions for visual aids. Optometrists fall between ophthalmologists and opticians. Optometrists can detect and treat eye abnormalities, prescribe lenses, and complete eye exams, but cannot perform eye surgery.

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