patient resourcesWe hope you find everything you need. If not, please give us a call at (989) 631-2653
It’s easy to schedule an exam for the first time. Simply call to make an appointment.
You can speed up your visit by completing a New Patient Form and Insurance Form before you arrive for your appointment.
If you are unable to fill out the forms in advance, please arrive about 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Thank you!
Midland Eye Associates accepts most insurance plans and policies offered to our community residents.
We make using your insurance easy. Our experienced office staff helps simplify the process for you and maximize your benefits.
If you do not see your plan on our list, please call us at (989) 631-2653 to see if we participate.
In many cases, you may still be able to enjoy a vision benefit and the Midland Eye Associates experience, but will simply have to pay out-pocket and submit your receipts for reimbursement.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is it necessary to have my eyes dilated with eye drops?
In order to check the health of the eye, it is necessary to dilate your pupils. This allows a larger portion of the eye to be evaluated by providing a bigger window for the doctor to look in your eyes and make sure that everything is healthy. First-time patients, those with diabetes, and those with cataracts can expect their eyes to be dilated.
Do I Need an Appointment to Visit Your Optical Department?
You do not need an appointment to view our frame selection in our optical. Our opticians will be happy to show you the latest styles of frames and discuss lens options. If they are with a patient at the time you come in, you may have a small wait until they are available to give you the time and attention you deserve.
How Often Do I Have to Renew My Glasses and Contact Lens Prescriptions?
The Food and Drug Administration regulates how often a prescription must be renewed. Your glasses prescription is good for two years, while your contact prescription must be renewed every year.
How Often Should I Get a Comprehensive Eye Examination?
An eye exam is recommended for all ages every year. Some people may not have an eyeglass prescription or even a change in vision, but it is very important to monitor the health of the eye each year. Some medical insurances even include a yearly eye exam as part of their preventative health care plan.
What If You Do Not Take My Insurance?
Payment will be expected at the time of service. You will be given two receipts which allows you to turn one in to your insurance company for any possible reimbursement.
Can Parents Sit In On Eye Exams?
Parents are always welcome to sit in on eye exams.
How Long Is An Eye Exam?
Most exams will take approximately an hour, including time for frame selection if needed.
How Long Will I Wait To See The Doctor?
We do not double book our patients in our schedule, and we strive to get our patients in and out in a timely manner.
When Is My Co-Pay Due?
Co-pays for eye exams are due at the time of your exam, while co-pays for your glasses or materials are due on the day they are ordered.
If I am Invoiced, When Is My Payment Due?
Statements are sent out monthly with the due date clearly printed on the bottom of the statement.
May I Use an Outside Prescription to Purchase Glasses at Your Optical?
All outside prescriptions are welcome, and our opticians would love to help you with your frame selection.
Our Online Contact Ordering is temporarily off-line due to our website upgrade. We will be bringing it back to you soon! Meanwhile, please call our office at (989) 631-2653 to order new contacts. Thank you!
Midland Eye Associates
217 N. Saginaw Rd.
Midland, MI 48640
Monday: 8 - 5:15
Tuesday: 9:30 - 5:45
Wednesday: 8 - 5:45
Thursday: 8 - 5:45
Friday: 8 - 4:45
Closed Saturday & Sunday