What are medical insurance and vision insurance plans?
There is much confusion regarding what type of insurance you can use when you go to the eye doctor. Most people do not understand the difference between medical insurance and vision insurance plans. Most ophthalmologists practices accept both medical insurance and vision insurance plans. The Eye Surgery Institute is a medical practice and the majority of our examinations are billed to your medical insurance. Dr. Stanley Grandon and I are board certified ophthalmologists and we care mostly for medical eye conditions.
An examination is considered a medical eye exam if Dr. Stanley Grandon, Dr. Cindy Wang or I are evaluating and treating a problem, disease or particular complaint. For example, if you are being treated or evaluated for common eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts or age related macular degeneration (ARMD) it is considered as a medical appointment. Also, if you are requesting the appointment for a complaint such as pain, irritation, itching, headaches or redness it is also considered a medical appointment.
What Do I Use My Vision Plan For?
A vision exam is an examination for a prescription for eyeglasses or for contact lenses. At the Eye Surgery Institute, we will also check the general health of your eye. We will inform you if any problems or concerns are noted. If particular concerns are raised Dr. Stanley Grandon, Dr. Cindy Wang or I may request for you to return to the office for a medical appointment.
You can also often use your vision plan to help in purchasing glasses or contact lenses. It is important that you learn the benefits of your vision plan and the coverage options. We offer a full service optical department that also accepts most insurance plans.
How Do I Know If My Insurance is Accepted?
Our experienced staff can assist you with your insurance choices when you call for your appointment. It can be very confusing to determine the difference between medical insurance and vision insurance plans. When you arrive to our office, we will also verify your insurance plan. You are responsible for knowing any co-pays or deductibles with your plan.
You may assume that your eyes are healthy if you have no difficulty with your vision. Sometimes, we can determine that a glasses prescription can allow even better vision. Common eye diseases such as glaucoma, age related macular degeneration (ARMD),diabetic eye disease and early cataracts often have no symptoms at the early or even moderate stages. Early diagnosis and treatment can be very important.
Our goal at the Eye Surgery Institute is to allow you to keep optimal vision your entire life. Many diseases require diagnosis and treatment at early stages to help prevent vision loss in the future.
Many eye diseases can run in your family. It is important to know your family history of eye diseases. If you have a strong family history of eye problems, it is important to have more frequent eye examinations especially as you age.
It is important to wear safety eye protection especially when working with tools, machines or chemicals. This can include safety glasses, eye shields and goggles. Many are made of polycarbonate because it is much stronger and more protective. It is especially important to wear eye protection if you only have one eye that sees well.
It can be helpful to eat a healthy diet with lots of green, leafy vegetables. This can help prevent certain eye diseases such as macular degeneration.
It is useful to wear sunglasses when outside. This can help prevent against cataracts and macular degeneration. It is also helpful to not smoke. Smoking is bad for your overall health, including your eyes.
The Midwest Eye Clinic in Dearborn, Michigan has now closed. It served the population of Dearborn and the surrounding communities for eye and other health care needs. Eye Surgery Institute is accepting new patients. The Eye Surgery Institute has been serving the Dearborn and surrounding community for over 60 years. We are happy to welcome patients of the Midwest Clinic who are looking for health care.
Dr. Stanley Grandon,Dr. Alaina Kronenberg and Dr. Cindy Wang would like to welcome you to join our practice. We perform comprehensive medical and surgical eye care and have a full service optical department also. Our doctors can serve all of your eye care needs. We accept most insurance plans.
Eye Surgery Institute/Midwest Eye Clinic
Dr. Stanley Grandon, Dr. Alaina Kronenberg are comprehensive board certified ophthalmologists who perform medical and surgical care of your eyes. We strive to provide the highest quality care and pride ourselves on taking much time with each patient to ensure all your questions and concerns are addressed. We perform a thorough, comprehensive eye examination.
Dr. Cindy Wang is an optometrist who specializes in fitting glasses and contact lenses. She is excellent at fitting contact lenses in patients who have been difficult to fit with contacts in the past. Dr. Wang has also been specially trained in fitting patient who have corneal conditions such as keratoconus and prior RK eye surgery. She also specializes in low vision eye care. She can help provide special glasses and other low vision aids to allow a better quality of life for patients with low vision.
We Hope You Join Our Practice from Midwest Eye Clinic!
If you were previously a patient at the Midwest Eye Clinic, we hope you will join us at the Eye Surgery Institute for your continued eye care needs!