Health insurance accepted
Please contact your health insurance for a list of preferred providers
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What if I have an emergency?
A: Call 509.966.2253 for instructions. If you are unable to reach the on call
physician, go to the hospital emergency room.
Q: How long will my appointment be?
A: Most appointments require 15-30 minutes. This includes technician
testing followed by evaluation and discussion with the doctor. You will
also likely have some waiting time during your appointment. The
average patient visit to The Eye Center will last about one hour.
Q: Will I be dilated?
A: The need to have your eyes dilated depends on your age and symptoms.
We only dilate the eyes if it is necessary.
Q: Do I need a referral?
A: There are some insurances that do require referrals to our office. Please
contact us and we will be glad to assist you.
Q: Do you offer LASIK surgery?
A: No one in our office is currently performing LASIK. We can test and
examine your eyes to determine if you would be a good candidate for
LASIK. If your testing concludes that LASIK is a safe option, you would
then be referred to a qualified and trusted LASIK surgeon.
Q: Do you see children?
Q: Will my surgery be on the same day as my preop/consult?
A: No. You will have a pre-op evaluation prior to scheduling surgery. This is
done for several reasons. First, insurance authorization takes some time.
You may receive a prescription for eye drops that will be started a few
days before the surgery. Additionally, some surgeries may require the
temporary discontinuation of certain medications.
Q: Where will the surgery take place?
A: The Eye Center can accommodate most surgeries in our on-site surgical