1.Raintree Vision Care

    1817 Bundy Ave

    New Castle,IN

    1.22 mi


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By: David V.
Dr Tavel Family Eye Care
My eye exam went well and I felt very positive about my overall experience. I was given trial contacts to wear and a followup appointment to have them checked. They said they would text me about my appointment, but I wrote it down for my own schedule. I never received a text and when I went in they had me scheduled on a different day than I was told originally. I rescheduled and this time when I went in the Dr. wasn't there that day. I had such difficulty getting a followup appointment and I needed new contacts. I went to 800contacts to order, but they would not approve my contact order until I went in for a followup. I finally gave up and went to a different Dr. I had to pay for another eye exam, but I now have new contacts. I feel there is a lack of professionalism in the Dr. office.
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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