1. What are the financial options for COA?
We accept many insurances (Medical and Vision)
We accept Credit cards: Mastercard, Visa, Discover
We accept Checks or Cash and we also accept Care Credit. Anyone paying with a credit card or debit card will be charged an additional 3% charge.
2. What are the COA Office hours?
Monday -Friday 8:30-5:00 Sat morning by appointment. Calls to the office after hours will be answered by the office answering service and the physician on call will be contacted for you.
3. I am having surgery and there is a problem on the morning before my surgery. What should I do?
You can call the office phone number 330-456-0047 and they will contact the on call doctor. You can also contact the hospital/facility where your surgery will be performed and notify them if there is a problem preventing you from coming in.
4. Why do you dilate children’s eyes first and then refract? When you check an adult’s eyes, you refract, then do the dilation drops.
Young children accommodate their eyes unlike adults so dilating their eyes first actually gives a more consistent and correct refraction for children 12 and under.
5. Diabetics often ask, “Why is an eye exam such a big deal?” or “Why did my regular doctor send me for an eye exam when they found I was diabetic?
Diabetes is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the country. Diabetes affects small blood vessels in the eye that can lead to serious eye problems and vision loss. The sooner eye problems are diagnosed and treated, the less likely you will experience permanent vision loss. Timely , regular exams and treatment are important to maintain your best eye health
6. Glaucoma patients often ask, “Why are you always doing that field test?”
Comparing repeated vision field tests to your original visual field test is a good way to assess how well your glaucoma is being controlled by treatment. Recognizing and treating changes in visual fields is important for treatment and prevention of further vision loss. Glaucoma is a very silent vision destroyer.
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