To facilitate the transfer of your eye examination records between providers or to request a copy of your eyeglasses and/or contact lens prescription, we have provided two downloadable forms.


1What insurance plans do you accept?
We accept most major medical and vision insurance plans. If your plan is not listed, please ask us if we can check on your benefits.
2What is vision insurance?
Vision insurance is accepted for routine eye examinations in the absence of any known medical eye problem. Your eyes are examined for potential indicators of eye disease, and a glasses prescription is determined through refraction. Your vision insurance may also have material benefits for glasses or contact lenses.
3What is medical insurance?
Medical insurance is accepted for any medical eye problem you are experiencing. Examples include glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration, eye pain, eye infection or a foreign body. Some medical plans offer annual eye health examinations to determine any potential indicators of eye disease. Contact your insurance company to determine benefits.
4What is the difference between medical and vision insurance?
Medical insurance does not always cover routine eye care and it does not cover a refraction to determine a glasses prescription. Smyrna Eye Group does not file for any material benefit for glasses or contact lenses under your medical insurance. You should verify with your insurance company to determine coverage. Vision insurance is used for routine eye care and includes a refraction to determine a prescription for glasses. Your vision insurance may also contain a material benefit for glasses or contact lenses. The way your examination is filed depends upon what you tell the doctor and also what the doctor finds during the examination.
5What are your professional fees?
The fee for your services depends on the type of examination and tests performed, the doctor’s diagnosis and the copayment requirements from your insurance company.
6Will you accept my copayment for my appointment?
Your insurance company requires us to collect a copayment at the time of your visit. This does not guarantee that your insurance company will pay the entire amount, therefore, you may be responsible for the balance after we file the claim.
7How do I know if I am a candidate for LASIK?
A complete eye exam will confirm whether you are nearsighted, farsighted and/or have astigmatism. Also, there must be no ocular health problems present, such as cataracts or untreated glaucoma. Additional diagnostic testing will be performed to measure the amount of nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism, pupil size, and the thickness and detailed shape of the cornea.
8Will insurance cover LASIK?
Generally, most insurance companies do not cover LASIK. Some special employee programs, however, do cover a certain percentage. Patients should inquire with their insurance representatives to determine benefits and coverage. Some patients enjoy significant tax savings by allocating funds for LASIK in their pre-tax medical expense account.
9How do I know if I am a good candidate for contact lenses?
Whether or not contact lenses are a good choice for you depends on: Individual needs and expectations Patience and motivation during the initial adjustment period to contact lens wear Adhering to contact lens guidelines for wear, disinfecting and cleaning Diagnosis and treatment of conditions that may prevent contact lens wear.
10What is the cost of a contact lenses exam?
When comparing the price of a contact lens examination, it’s important to consider what services are included. Does the fitting include a thorough eye examination and follow-up? Can you exchange lenses during the initial fitting, and is there insurance for lost lenses available? Contact Lens Fitting Fees are independent of an eye examination and will be charged separately. Fitting fees do not include the price of the contact lenses. Fitting fees include the following: For Contact Lens Renewals: Measurements of corneal curvatures and iris diameter Assessment of the cornea under the microscope Visual acuities with and without contact lenses Assessment of contact lenses in eyes Contact lens demonstration samples Contact lens solution sample For New Contact Lens Fitting the doctor will perform all of the above steps and the following: Initial fitting for selection of the lens Teaching session(s) for insertion and removal Teaching session for cleaning and care procedures One week follow-up care for contact lens related problems only (including refitting, allergic or adverse reactions to the lens or solutions and additional sessions for teaching contact care) If you need treatment for an eye condition not directly related to the contact lenses, such as inflamed eyelids or dry eyes, there may be additional charges. Prices vary for the type of fitting needed. Please call our office for further information.
11Do you speak other languages?
Yes, many of our technicians speak Spanish. Please ask for a Spanish speaking assistant when you call for an appointment.
12Optical Services
At the Spectacle Collection we offer the latest technology to manufacture the eyeglasses in our optical lab. Our lab excels in quality and efficiency. The Spectacle Collection at Smyrna Eye Group offers adjustments and maintenance for your eyewear. All services are provided at no charge for our patients. We offer warranties on our frames and lenses. Please ask for details when you visit us.

Lens Types

1Lens Design
Progressive Lenses: Progressive Lenses are also referred as “no line” or “invisible” bifocals. This kind of lens, in most cases constitutes the preferred type of correction for presbyopia. Progressive Lenses allow you to focus for distance, reading and at intermediate distances. Progressive lenses look more attractive than bifocals by having no lines and improving your appearance. Smyrna Eye Group offers custom Varilux computer products for those that desire a wider field of view for computer or office work. The Spectacle Collection at Smyrna Eye Group recommends Varilux products as the progressive lens of choice.

Single Vision Lenses: Single vision lenses are used to correct one type of vision error such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or a combination of them. It also refers to those lenses used only for reading up close or for computer use.

Digital Lenses: Digital lenses are thinner than regular lenses and are an excellent choice for farsighted patients. The lens design doesn’t magnify the eye as much as regular lenses and created a more natural look while allowing the patient to utilize a larger area of the lens.
2Lens Materials
Smyrna Eye Group, P.C. offers all different types of premium lens products. We are proud to offer the thinnest and lightest materials. We also offer all lenses with Essilor Prevencia to protect your eyes from harmful blue-violet light emitted by LEDs, tablets, computers, or television screens.
3Lens Treatments
Scratch-Resistant: Today, most eyeglasses can be treated against scratches. This option can increase the life span of your eyeglasses while keeping your vision at its best.

Anti-Reflective (Glare-Free) Treatment: Ideally, all prescription glasses must have anti-reflective treatment. Anti-reflective treatment reduces scratches, smudges, reflections or glare and decrease halos around light while creating an attractive cosmetic appearance. However, and more importantly, anti-reflective treatment increases the optical quality of your lenses. Anti-reflective treatment is also a perfect addition to High-Index Lenses. The Spectacle Collection at Smyrna Eye Group recommends Crizal Sapphire as the AR treatment of choice.

Transitions: Transition Lenses change from clear to tinted when exposed to sunlight. This property eliminates the need for prescription sunglasses in some cases. The lenses may not darken inside a car because the windshield could block the ultraviolet rays from the sun but constitute an excellent option for outdoor wearing.

UV Protection: Ultraviolet radiation is one of the main causes of visual conditions such as cataracts, pterygia and pingueculae. Modern prescription lenses and cosmetic sunglasses are manufactured with built-in UV protection. This protection will keep your eyes safe from harmful UV rays.

Mirror Coating: This coating reflects light and prevents it from entering the lens. It is an excellent option for very bright conditions or patients who are light-sensitive.

Tinted Lenses: Lens tinting is an option to change the function and appearance of your eyeglasses. Dark tinting will provide the comfort of sunglasses. Light tinting will allow you to wear them indoors with a fashion look. Please ask our technicians which tinting option would be best for your new glasses.

Polarized Lenses: Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks intense reflected light, reducing glare so your eyes are comfortable and you can see better. Though polarized sunglasses improve comfort and visibility, you will encounter some instances when these lenses may not be advisable. One example is downhill skiing, where you don’t want to block light reflecting off icy patches because this alerts skiers to hazards they are approaching.

For most sports and activities, polarized sunglasses offer great advantages. And today, many polarized lenses are available in combination with other features that can enhance outdoor experiences.

Polarized bifocal sunglasses or progressive lenses are examples of options for the presbyope who also likes outdoor sports.