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Cataract ?'s
What is a cataract?

Cataract is the natural aging of the eyes.  It usually occurs in both eyes at the same time, though not always.  Sometimes it is difficult to notice the effects when both eyes deteriorate at the same time, which is why a comprehensive eye exam by a knowledgeable physician is so important.  Call our office (352.753.9888) to make an appointment to have an exam and to learn more about the health of your eye.

Will cataract surgery hurt?

Modern surgical procedures have greatly reduced the pain and discomfort involved in cataract surgery.  Local anesthesia and the latest tools and equipment ensure your surgery will be as painless as possible.


Is the procedure safe?

Our doctor has performed over 20,000 surgical procedures, including well over 10,000 cataract surgeries.  While every surgery carries some level of risk, our surgeons experience minimizes that risk and ensures they know what to do if a problem arises.

Is surgery covered by insurance?

Generally speaking, most insurances cover basic cataract surgery, including Medicare.  This does not, however, mean you will not have to pay anything out-of-pocket for surgery.  Copays, deductibles, and other factors of your specific plan will dictate how much you have to pay.  Also, there are many upgrade options for cataract surgery.  Our doctor, technicians, and surgical coordinator will explain your options if you need cataract surgery. 


General ?'s
How long has the doctor practiced?

Dr. Zeini has been an Ophthalmologist for 40 years.  For more information, please click here.


How much is an eye exam?

The price will depend on your insurance, and the amount of out-of-pocket expense will be determined by your copays and deductibles.  We offer comprehensive eye exams and these are billed to your medical insurance.  Some people expect to pay nothing for an exam, but those are often basic eye exams, performed by Optometrists, and covered by vision plans.  We do not take any vision plans. 


Does insurance cover more than one visit a year?

Generally, yes.  For medically necessary eye treatment, most insurance plans, including Medicare, will cover parts or all of many visits annually.  Contact your insurance company for specific information regarding coverage for comprehensive eye exams and other Ophthalmic overages in you plan.


What is the difference between Ophthalmologists and Optometrists?

Optometrists are medical professionals who deal primarily with basic eye exams, contact lenses, and glasses.  Ophthalmologists are Medical Doctors (M.D.) who complete medical school then one or more residency and fellowship programs which train them to diagnosis eye diseases and perform surgeries.

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Optical ?'s

Can I use my own frames?

Usually, you can have new lenses put into your favorite pair of frames.  There are some factors, such as age, design, and material of the frames that might make this more difficult, Our opticians will make the final determination if we can try to use them, though they still might break through no fault of our own or the lab.  If your frames are older than 2 years, the material used might render them unusable. 


Do you take coupons or price match?

EYES will occasionally run a promotion via coupons or in-store marketing, but these are the only discounts we will apply to purchases from our optical department.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept competitor's coupons for lenses and frames, and the only prices we are able to honor are our own.


How quickly will I get my glasses?

This can vary widely based on the prescription and frames chosen.  All optical orders are sent out next day to a local lab.  This process has significantly reduced our turnaround time.  In most cases, you should get your custom order within 1 business week.  Please note some special orders or specialty items might take longer.


Why the emphasis on Amber lenses?

Amber lenses provide greater contrast and clarity over conventional sunglasses.  Additionally, amber lenses add the medical benefits of protecting the macular and eliminating 97% of blue light transmissions.

What is a refraction?

A refraction is a test to determine a prescription for glasses or contact lenses.  Light bends as it passes through the lens of your eye.  If it does not bend properly, you will have less than perfect (20/20) vision.  A refraction determines what a corrective lens needs to get your vision back to 20/20. 

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