(912) 559-2467
Ophthalmology - Cataracts - Glaucoma - Retina - Eye Exams
(912) 559-2467
Ophthalmology - Cataracts - Glaucoma - Retina - Eye Exams

FAQ

Does Medicare pay for eye exams?

YES! Medicare does pay for your eye exams if there is a medical condition or diagnosis. Most people at the age of 65 will have conditions that are covered such as dry eye, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, and hypertension. Everyone over the age of 40 should have at least 1 dilated eye exam by an Ophthalmologist.

Can I use my vision insurance?

We accept vision insurance at our Jesup location. We participate with Eyemed and VSP. Due to Dr. Crandall being a medical doctor, all eye exams will most likely go through your medical insurance and applicable copays and deductibles apply. Your vision can then still be used for glasses, contacts and contact lens fitting.

If you do not want to use your medical insurance, please notify the front desk before you are seen.

Does Medicare pay for an eye glasses?

Sort of. Medicare pays for one pair of glasses AFTER cataract surgery. We do participate with Medicare DME so we can bill them for your glasses. You have to get the glasses in our Jesup office in order to use this benefit and have had Cataract Surgery by Dr. Crandall.

What insurance do you accept?

We accept all medical insurance at both of our locations in Jesup and Brunswick. At our Jesup office, we accept Eyemed and VSP to help cover the cost of glasses or contacts. Eye exams performed by Dr. Crandall will be billed to your medical insurance.

Do you do LASIK eye surgery?

Although Dr. Crandall is certified to perform LASIK surgery, the needs of the market have to justify the cost of purchasing a laser. There are excellent LASIK centers in Jacksonville and Savannah that are more suited to perform this procedure. If interested you may discuss with Dr. Crandall during your visit where she can make a referral and evaluate whether you are a candidate.

Do I have to be dilated?

Yes. In order to have the best eye exam you ever had, a dilation must be performed. Think of your pupils like a window and the dilation allows Dr. Crandall to open the blinds and see into your eye completely. Most people can drive after dilation, but if you feel uncomfortable driving, feel free to bring a friend along. We will give you a pair of fancy sunglasses to help block the sunlight. And by fancy, we mean those cool paper/plastic ones.

Can I continue working after dilation?

Yes. Although, you will have a hard time reading things up close like a computer or phone. Dr. Crandall can recommend you a pair of cheap reader glasses if you absolutely must use a computer or read something.