Welcome to Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons!
Our doctors and staff are committed to providing you the highest quality of care and we look forward to having you as our patient.
Please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before your scheduled appointment so we can complete the registration process. We ask that you bring a photo ID and your current insurance card(s). Remember to bring a referral from your primary care physician if required by your insurance plan.
A routine first visit takes at least two hours. Plan to be here at least three hours if another physician has referred you to our office, or if you are scheduled for a contact lens evaluation or diagnostic testing.
Be sure to bring any glasses or contact lenses you wear regularly. Contact lens wearers should bring their contact lens prescription (on contact lens box/vial).
We expect payment at the time of service for co-payments, deductibles and any non-covered services such as contact lenses and refractions (see below). If we do not participate with your insurance company, we ask that you pay for all charges at the time of service. Our office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash or personal checks.
Do not hesitate to call our office at 301-657-5700 if you have any questions about your visit. Also, if you want to save some time, please fill out our forms ahead of time.
What is a Refraction?
An eye examination consists of two separate parts:
- the medical evaluation
- the refraction
A refraction is performed to determine one’s optimum glasses prescription and to assist the doctor in determining the health of the eye.
Many medical insurance plans consider refractions to be a necessary but non-covered service. Therefore, if this part of the exam is performed, payment is the patient’s responsibility and is due at the time of service.
The fee for a refraction is $75.
During major snow, ice storms, or other area wide disasters, the office will follow Federal Government guidelines for closing all day. That is, when federal offices are closed all day due to bad weather or other area wide disasters, our office will be closed as well. However, if the local Federal Government has a delayed opening, our office will still open at 8:00am.