F.A.Q.

Are visual fields really necessary?

Peripheral field loss is important to get tested.

It may occur due to disease or disorders of the eye, optic nerve, or brain. A visual field examination is one of the most important diagnostic tests in these conditions.

Your eye doctor will determine whether visual field testing is indicated. If so, the examination is a necessity. A common eye disorder that affects peripheral vision and can even lead to blindness is glaucoma.

How does your practice differ from other optometric and ophthalmic practices?

Eye Tech Eye Associates is set apart from other vision practices in many ways.

  • We provide medical vision care as well as routine and family eye care.
  • We use cutting edge diagnostic tools and tests that are not available in most practices to provide a very detailed, high quality eye exam. For a list of all the possible tests, see the end of this section.
  • Our doctors are highly skilled to provide all levels of eye care, including routine exams, contact lens fittings, medical care, and pre- and post-operative co-management. The doctors have training and/or experience in medical and surgical centers as well as private practice.
  • Our staff is exceptional and well-trained in their area of expertise.
  • Our Optical has the look and service that you should expect – fashion eye wear, classic standards, refreshing trendy, and specialized computer and gaming eye wear.

Come see for yourself!

I usually go to an ophthalmologist. What is the difference?

In a word, surgery.

Optometric and Ophthalmic professional practices are focused on the same issues: diagnosing, treating and managing eye diseases. Both professional practices provide the same type of routine eye care, although many ophthalmology practices do not dispense contact lenses or eye glasses. Think of us as your family physician. We prescribe medications for common ailments, yet refer to a surgical specialist should the need arise.

Today, many ophthalmologists are medical or surgical sub-specialists. If we diagnose an eye disease or medical eye condition requiring surgery or laser treatment, we will refer you to a well-established, board certified, ophthalmologic sub-specialist. We have wonderful working relationships with many throughout the Phoenix area should you require Retina, Cornea, Glaucoma, Cataract or Refractive surgery consultations. Most of our patients return to our practice for their post-operative care.

As a matter of fact, many local ophthalmologists refer their patients to us for routine eye care.

Do I have to get my eyes dilated?

Not necessarily.

We use technology called Optomap. It takes a picture of the back of your eye and retina without the inconvenience of dilation. No waiting around, blurred vision or lingering light sensitivity happen after this diagnostic test.

Insurance companies typically do not pay for this test so you will be asked to pay a minimal cost which covers the expense of the equipment. You will be amazed when you see the back of your own eye!

The Optomap test is doctor-recommended and a real time saver for you!

Are you a Medicare provider?

Yes, indeed we are!

We also participate with Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service (PFFS) plans as well. You pay a co-pay listed on your card, and we bill your insurer. We are currently contracting with several Medicare Advantage PPO plans. Let us know which PFFS PPO plan you are on, we may be on it or be able to get on it!

Will you bill my insurance for me even if you are not a contracted provider?

Yes, as a courtesy to you we are happy to bill your insurance.

As long as you provide us with accurate insurance information. Although we participate as a contracted provider group with many insurances (for medical and routine eye exam coverage), if you have coverage for which we are not a contracted provider, we will request payment from you at the time of service but bill your insurance for you.

Often times, routine eye exams are not a covered benefit. We always ask for your medical coverage as well in case we see you for a medical reason (like allergies, dry eyes, glaucoma, etc).

What will my co-pay be?

Your co-pay amount depends

On what insurance coverage you have. Co-pays are negotiated between you and /or your employer and your insurance company.

Most health plans provide you with a card that has your ID number and your co-pay amount on it. Oftentimes, you will have varying co-pays for different types of service. An eye doctor is considered a specialist, so your specialist co-pay will most likely apply. If you have a question, please make a quick call to your carrier before your appointment – the phone number is usually listed on the back of the card.

Do you see children?

Yes, we LOVE children.

We see ages four through adult.

How long will my appointment take?

A complete eye exam can take up to an hour

Especially if we dilate your eyes (necessary for a complete eye exam). However, our doctors recommend that you consider technology, an alternative to dilation drops. Optomap may eliminate the need for dilation, and thus the time required to wait for your pupils to dilate.

Medical follow-up appointments with our eye doctors can take 15 – 30 minutes, while contact lens fittings and follow-up can take between 30 – 60 minutes. Regardless of the type of visit, we strive for thorough, quality eye exams that may take longer than those given at an optical chain.

Finally, if you are new to our practice, please allow for additional time to fill out paper work. We can mail or email the Registration Forms, or you can download them here.

What are your practice and optical hours?

Mon & Tue:8:00am – 5:00pm
Wed:9:00am – 6:00pm
Thurs & Fri:8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat & Sun:Close

If you are running late or just “stopping by” it is always advisable to give us a quick call to make sure we will be there waiting to assist you!

Call 623.393.8324.

Where are you located?

Eye Tech is located on the southeast corner of 91st Avenue and Union Hills in Peoria, directly across the street to the east of Fry’s. If you are coming from the east or the 101, take the Union Hills exit and turn left (south) at 91st Ave. Turn left (east) into our parking lot. If you are coming from the west on Bell, turn left (north) on 91st Avenue and turn right (east) into our parking lot before you get to the Union Hills stop light.

We are conveniently located for our Glendale, Avondale, Sun City, Peoria, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Youngtown, Wickenburg and Buckeye neighbors!