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Questions about your appointment?

We have added some frequently asked questions below to help answer any questions you may also have!



1. Do you take my insurance?

At Focus On Eyes, P.C., we take hundreds of insurance plans! We accept most vision plans along with most medical plans. We are the #1 office for VSP and EyeMed vision insurances in our area. Check out this page to find out if your insurance is accepted! Also you can call us anytime and simply have us check! (309) 266-8881.

2. How long will my appointment take?

Depending on what you are being seen for, a routine exam can take anywhere from 1- 2 hours. Patients having any problems may need additional testing and could take longer. We strive always to provide the very best care, and our doctors will always take the necessary time at your visit to make sure you understand your condition and what treatment options are available. For more information, check out our Information page.

3. What should I bring with me to my appointment?

It is important that you bring a picture ID, your health insurance card(s), your eyeglasses, contacts (if you are not wearing them), contact boxes, name of your contact lens solution, as well as your list of medications. If you wear prescription sunglasses or prescription safety glasses, bring those in also!

4. If I wear contact lenses, should I wear them in?

Yes! Whether you are a new patient to our office or have been here for years, Dr. Feather likes to see the contact lenses on before having you remove them and continuing on with the exam.

5. Am I going to be dilated?

In some instances, it is considered best to dilate the pupils in order for Dr. Feather to see clearly into the eye and check on the health of the lens, vitreous gel, optic nerve and retina. In some instances, this part of the exam can be deferred until another visit if Dr. Feather thinks you may need dilated. Check out our page on different problems you could have that would require dilation.

6. If I am dilated, do I need a driver?

Not necessarily. Many patients prefer to have a driver accompany them to the eye doctor, since the dilating drops can affect the vision. However, in most instances, a patient that has been dilated can drive home safely, as long as they use reasonable precautions. We provide temporary, disposable sunglasses that help with the light sensitivity that comes with the use of dilating eye drops. Dilation usually affects the near vision, such as reading and phones so driving is not usually an issue! 

7. What is the difference between a “Medical Exam” and a “Routine Vision Exam”?

A medical exam is a medically necessary, comprehensive examination for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the eye (for example, a diabetic eye exam, cataracts, dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration) performed by Dr. Feather. A vision exam is a routine or “Well Vision” exam for people who have no eye disease or symptoms of disease. Your eyes will be examined for any needed correction (glasses or contact lenses, for example) or any potential indicators of eye disease. 

8. Is there any paperwork that I need to fill out if I am a new patient?

Yes, there will be some information collected when you arrive. Please come 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill this information out, or click here to print off the form and bring it with you!