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02/07/2009
By: spartygrl342
Patrick J Kiella OD
I love everyone over at Dr. Kiella's! My whole family has been going there for years and they are so friendly every time I come in. I worked across the street and ran over to get my sunglasses and eye glasses reshaped, they always did it on the spot and made sure I was happy each time.I just moved to the Metro Detroit area and I'm realized now, how great small town service is! One summer I wanted a 'designer' glasses and they ordered a few pairs at a time for me to try on, Jason spent a lot of time with me looking through catalogs and helping me find the perfect pair! I will drive 3 1/2 hours home to buy glasses locally from them, and I have my contacts mailed down. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
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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