We strive to make your experience at Swift Creek Eye Center as convenient and pleasant as possible. This area of our website provides information about what to expect at your appointment. In addition, the forms required at the time of your visit are available online to provide the convenience of completing them in the comfort of your home prior to your appointment.
What to Expect
Why do so many people skip their annual eye exam? We believe it’s because they don’t know what to expect. For this reason, we feel it’s important to outline the process so you can feel comfortable knowing there’s nothing to worry about.
Upon your arrival, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our practice. We will ask you to complete a few forms. If you prefer to complete them in advance in the comfort of your home, the forms may be found in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and other information related to providing you with the best vision solutions.
Below, we’ve also included a list of the most commonly asked questions about coming in for an eye exam.
Why is my personal background important?
The doctor will review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements to better tailor the examination to your needs.
What can I expect from the overall exam?
In addition to determining your prescription, or how well you see up close and far away, your eye examination will also check to make sure your eyes are healthy. The doctor will test your color vision, depth perception, as well as check for any early indicators of possible eye disorders, such as cataracts, retinal problems and glaucoma. Ultimately, the elements of your exam will be determined by the doctor.
Why does the doctor ask me, "Which is better, one or two?"
These questions will be asked during the portion of the examination when your prescription is established. The doctor will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which is clearer for you. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor will be closer to finalizing your prescription. For this reason, if you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it’s a good thing!
Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?
This test is used to determine how your pupils and eye muscles react, and is important in assessing neurological function.
Is it necessary for doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?
Pupil dilation is not always necessary. The doctor will make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully exam the retina. Dilation can also help detect diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and macular degeneration.
Swift Creek Eye Center believes in the value of eye care for you and your family. We have products and pricing to accommodate all budgets. Our office participates in some insurance programs. For patients who have little or no vision insurance coverage, we work with Care Credit. To learn more about Care Credit, click the link to the right. For all other payment options, please call our office directly.
Our office accepts cash and all major debit and credit cards including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
Don’t forget to use your:
- Flexible Spending Plans
- Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
- Medical Savings Accounts (MSA)
- Cafeteria Plans for most of your eye care needs
- Vision Insurance Plan (VSP)
The Care Credit card is available to help people pay for health care expenses, often with an introductory period that is interest-free. We accept Care Credit for all of our services. To learn more or apply for the card, visit Care Credit here.
Some insurance plans are accepted at our office. Since there are so many plans and coverage varies widely, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Our staff will verify and explain your benefits before your visit, at no charge.
All of the above plans can be used for all your eye care and eyewear needs, including eyeglasses, contact lenses, routine office visits and medical office visits.