If you notice your vision getting worse or you need to renew your prescription, you have a choice to see an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist is a medical/surgical doctor who specializes in eye care after medical school. Optometrists, on the other hand, are not medical doctors. They specialize in providing prescriptions for glasses and contacts.
Being a medical doctor, an ophthalmologist may provide a comprehensive understanding of how different diseases may affect your vision and how important findings during your eye exam may indicate other problems in your body. You can take your glasses or contact lens prescription to the optical shop of your choice - Oliver Peoples, Lens Crafters etc.
You can also use this prescription to order glasses ONLINE from Zenni or Warby Parker. All the numbers you need including your pupillary distance will be provided on your prescription in an easy to read format.
In addition, if you want contact lens a separate prescription for contacts can also be provided. You can use this Rx to order contact lenses ONLINE from the website of your choice including 1-800- contacts.
*A visit to an ophthalmologist would fall under your medical plan, not your vision insurance. Please give us a call if you have any questions.