Appointments & Emergencies
For non-emergent and routine communications, e.g., making or changing an appointment, eye medication prescription refills, or spectacle and contact lens prescriptions call between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Fridays between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. After regular office hours and on weekends, our answering service will take your calls and contact Dr. Vahidi or a colleague covering for him.
Examinations and Insurance
A complete eye exam may require the use of dilating eye drops in order to evaluate the peripheral retina, which may require 1-2 hours of your time. This portion of the examination is usually covered by your medical insurance.
Although we accept many medical insurance plans and Medicare, we do not accept vision insurance, therefore evaluation for eyeglasses and contact lens fitting is an out-of-pocket expense. The fee for eyeglass prescription is sixty five dollars. Contact lens fitting fee is additional and can vary between $40 and $200 depending on the complexity of the fitting process.
Your First Visit – Patient Packet
Bright lights are used during the examination of a dilated pupil, which can temporarily compromise the ability to operate a motor vehicle. We urge you to keep this in mind if you have no experience with dilated eye exams.
Please bring along a list of your current medications and dosages, eye drops, your most recent eyeglasses, contact lens prescription, and the name and address of your primary care physician. We will help you to complete a past medical and surgical history questionnaire.Patient Packet