We appreciate your selection of our office for your eye care. We strive to provide the best care possible. If you should have any questions or concerns at any time, please call [or Contact BECC ] and speak to me or a member of my qualified staff.
Our office is covered 24 hours per day by an on-call ophthalmologist. During non-business hours, we have an automated voice messaging system. If your call is of an urgent nature, follow the voice prompts to speak to an operator who will assist you.
The first visit takes approximately one hour. Dilation of your eyes will be required for the examination. The effect of dilation can create blurred vision. It is best to have a driver with you for your first visit.
If your insurance requires a referral it is imperative that this be in place prior to your examination. Please call your primary care doctor upon receipt of our patient registration packet. Without the appropriate referrals we will not be able to see you and will reschedule your appointment.
Co-payments and any non-covered insurance benefits are due at the time of the visit.
We do not fit or give prescriptions for contact lenses.
Refraction is a prescription that is given by Dr. Lytle or Dr. Barsamian through a process of refractometry to “correct” the refractive error of the eye. This process helps to determine the best corrective lenses to be prescribed to give optimal visual acuity. The eye doctor, through help of a technician will determine the type and degree of refractive error you may have through this process of refraction and a prescription will be written so that you may take this eye glass prescription to your optical shop.
The process of refractometry is considered cosmetic or routine and is not covered by most insurance companies. The charge for this procedure is $45.00 and is due at the time of your visit. If you choose not to have refraction and the doctor feels that you need one for a visual assessment; a therapeutic refraction will be done to help in decision making. No charge will be made to you and no written prescription will be dispensed. However, if at a later time your current glasses break or you decide to get a new pair and would like a prescription; you will be charged at that time.
You will be asked to sign an advanced beneficiary notice at the time of your visit either accepting or denying this procedure and charge.