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Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need an eye exam?

If you don't fall into any special risk category, then you should get your eyes checked every two years, or when you perceive a change in your vision. Patients undergoing treatment for certain medical/eye conditions (or a family history of those conditions), contact lens wearers, and patients 65 years of age and older should see their eye doctor at least once a year.

When should I bring child in for an eye exam?

It is important to have an optometrist examine your children's eyes to identify any vision issues early in life. It is advised that parents schedule a visit with an eye doctor at least once before the child's first birthday. Then the child should have another check up between ages 3-5. Then the child will need a check up before they enter first grade to ensure they are ready for school. As your child grows up, they should see an eye doctor annually or as directed by their care plan.

Are we in network with your vision plan?

The Winthrop Eye Center is out-of-network with all vision plans including Davis Vision, Eyemed, VSP, Spectera, Superior, Blue View, Cigna Vision, Aetna Vision. We are happy to help our patients submit claims to their vision plans to have the dollar value of their out-of-network benefits sent to their home.