Frequently Asked Questions about Eye Exams




Frequently Asked Questions about Eye Exams


Vision is more than seeing 20/20. How your eyes function in your environment includes many more visual skills and processing. If you have eyestrain/headaches with near work or visual activity, intermittent blurred vision, double vision, difficulty reading, an eye turn or lazy eye, have a history of concussion or brain injury, a deeper evaluation of your visual skills is recommended.

Meeting the Optometrists at World Optic
World Optic is always looking for talented personnel to help contribute with providing patients with quality eye care. The Optometrists at World Optic are dedicated doctors with a passion for assisting you with maintaining healthy vision. Click Here to read more about your doctor's {DOCTORS_NAME} dedication to helping you maintain healthy eyesight.
Do I need to bring anything?
We have you covered! We have methods and technology so that you do not have to bring anything. However, there are some things that you may want to bring to help the Optometrist understand your visual progress. Below is a list of things to bring if available, but they are not absolutely necessary.
  • Previous prescription: This is always helpful to help understand the progression of your eyes, if it is available
  • Previous pair of prescription glasses: Our staff can verify your old prescription to help understand the progression of your eyes
  • Insurance information: I you have insurance, most insurance providers require the primary's name, birth date and last four of SSN
How long does it take?
The Optometrist at World Optic are dedicated to making sure each patient receives a comprehensive eye exam and that all patient concerns are treated and explained thoroughly. Eye exams at World Optic can take 20 to 30 minutes.
What is "Dilation": Do I have to do it?
Dilation is not absolutely necessary with every eye exam, but it is highly recommended, especially if you have certain visual symptoms or systemic diseases such as diabetes. A dilated eye exam is an important part of a comprehensive evaluation of the health of the eye. During this portion of the exam, we'll measure your eye pressure and use drops that will allow the doctor to see posterior structures of the eye. This deeper examination will take an additional 20-30 minutes. You may experience light sensitivity and blurry vision for about four hours after eye dilation, so we recommend bringing a driver.
Do I get a prescription for glasses if I get a contact lens exam?
Yes, all contact lenses eye exams come with a comprehensive exam that also includes a prescription for glasses.
What if the prescription is wrong?
During your eye exam we take extra time and care to ensure that the prescription you have on hand is the most comfortable and suitable for you and your needs. When a new prescription is received or an update is made, most patients typically take a few weeks to adjust to the change. Younger patients or fast learners can adapt to new glasses more quickly. In some cases when a medical condition causes your prescription to change rapidly or the prescription is not to your satisfaction we will accommodate your needs within 30 days from your visit.
What if I need to reschedule?
Click here to reschedule online or call us at 714-716-2020 before your eye exam to help us accommodate you.
How much does it cost?
Below are descriptions and pricing of eye exams by the Optometrist at World Optic. Feel free to contact us with any questions or for further assistance.
Cost for an Eye Exam
  • Complete exam for glasses: $59
  • Contact lens (Comprehensive): $99
  • Contact Lens (Toric) exam: $119
  • Specialty exam*: May vary
Included with Eye Exam
  • All contact lens exams include a prescription for glasses
  • Standard contact lens exams include Free trial lenses
  • A Free follow up consultation as needed
  • * Low vision, Ortho-K, RGP, Other: Call for details
Do you accept my insurance?
We can assist you with many insurance plans. Please note that some information that will be needed to help you to find out your eligibility and benefits will be the main providers name, birthday, and last four digits of your/their SSN to research your eligibility and benefits for exam and materials (frame, lenses and contacts). There are many providers within all insurance plans. We can help with most plans within VSP, EyeMed, Spectera, Cigna, MES and Davis vision. At this time we are unfortunately not providers for Medicaid and Medicare.
What is the difference between an eye exam for glasses vs contact lens?
All eye exams begin with a comprehensive exam that includes a prescription for glasses. Contact lens exam requires the Optometrist or Opthamologist to transpose your prescription to accomodate an optimized and comfortable contact lens experience. Your contact lens prescription considers for comfort, vision, and daily tasks. Contact lens eye exams usually require a follow up exam for patients new to contacts lenses and patients that are experiencing a change in prescription. Depending on the prescriptions, some contact lens exams and contact lens type, some contact lens exams may require multiple visits to assure patient needs are met. Some first-time or beginners to contact lenses may need several training sessions.

Thank you from World Optic Staff


We would like to Thank You again for considering the optometrist at World Optic and the World Optic Staff. We look forward to seeing you and having the opportunity to helping you maintain healthy vision and assisting you with your eyewear needs. Feel free to contact us with any questions or for further assistance.

Once again we would like to thank you for choosing the optometrists at World Optic for your vision care. Feel free to contact us with any other questions or for further assistance.