Frequently Asked Questions
For any questions not addressed below, please contact our office at
904-712-3315 or email us at [email protected]
What do I need at my appointment?
• Photo ID
• Insurance Card(s) / Ensure you have an authorized referral if needed
• Your eyeglasses
• If you wear contact lenses, please bring your current prescription box or details with you
• A list of all medications you are currently taking, including eye drops
Will I be dilated at my appointment?
How long does an eye exam take?
Do You Offer LASIK?
What is a Cataract?
How is a cataract detected?
How is a cataract treated?
Cataract surgery is one of the most common, safest and effective surgical procedures performed in the U.S. today. In over 90 percent of cases, patients who have cataract surgery experience better vision.
Will I Need Glasses or Contact Lenses After My Cataract Surgery?
Some people do achieve glasses independence following cataract surgery. Some newer options for multifocal or accommodating intraocular lenses may be an option for you. Unfortunately, Medicare does not pay for this newer technology. Medicare does allow you to pay the difference to acquire this technology if you desire. If glasses independence is important to you, talk to Dr. Scott about what your options may be.
Do I Really Need to Use My Eye Drops?
Is a Laser Used to Remove My Cataract?
How is Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery different?
The treatment is highly customized, more accurate and may cause less intraocular inflammation. To determine if this treatment may be useful for your surgery, discuss further with Dr. Scott.
Does the surgery hurt?
Does insurance cover laser cataract surgery?
Does My Cataract Ever Come Back?
Patients who have taken or are taking FLOMAX.
Patients who have had LASIK or laser eye surgery.
Financing and Billing FAQ
What Insurance Plans Do You Accept?
• United Healthcare
• Medicare/Medicare Replacements
• Veterans Choice
• Davis Vision
• Superior Vision
Please note that while your Insurance Company may be listed, that does not guarantee that benefits will be available. There are also specific plans within each insurance company and your plan may not be included in our services. You may contact your insurance company for more specific information our call our office at 904-712-3315.
Some plans require a referral from your primary care physician prior to your appointment time. Please contact your insurance.
Do you offer payment plans?
Improve Your Vision at Palm Valley Eye Care & Surgeons.
Fill out our request appointment form to find out how we can help or call our clinic to learn more.
Most major insurances are accepted.