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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get an eye exam?

Our doctor usually recommends an annual eye exam, however it may be necessary to schedule sooner or later depending on numerous factors including age, existing medical conditions, or current eye conditions.

When should my child get their first eye exam?

We recommend that you have your child’s first eye exam as early as 6 months of age. In addition, Illinois State Law requires that children have an eye exam before they start school (typically around 4-5 years of age). If you notice that your child is having any problems, such as headaches, squinting or other eye-related issues, do not hesitate to schedule an exam. Early intervention will increase the chance for better vision over the long-term.

At what age can my child start wearing contacts?

Because there is a level of responsibility required to properly clean and replace contact lenses, we usually recommend that children are at least 11 or 12 years of age before they start wearing them. Discuss your concerns with your doctor, as each child is different.

What should I bring to my eye exam?

Please bring your current medical and vision insurance card, the glasses and sunglasses that you currently wear, your contact lens prescription (or the boxes of contacts that you are currently using), and a list of current medications.

Why do you need my medical and vision insurance information?

Medical insurance will cover an exam where the chief complaint or problem is medical. Some examples of medical conditions would be dry eyes, allergies or glaucoma. Vision insurance will cover an exam where the chief complaint or problem is not medical. Some examples of non-medical conditions would be near or far-sightedness or astigmatism.

Depending on the reason for your visit and your diagnosis, we will bill according to your medical or vision insurance – or both. We always recommend that you contact your insurance company to be informed of your benefits and your coverage.

Have additional questions?

We’re here to help. Feel free to call us at (630) 480-2646 or email us anytime and we’ll respond as soon as humanly possible.