Frequently Asked Questions

What is the contact lens fitting fee for?

It covers all the additional time, testing, and instruction  needed for fitting the contacts. It also includes however many follow-up visits are necessary.

How long should I plan for an eye examination?

Typically plan on about 30 to 45 minutes. We pride ourselves on getting you in and out as quick as possible while leaving you time to look around the optical or get contact lens instructions.

Does anyone speak Spanish?

Si. Several of the opticians are fluent and Dr. Bullock can get through an exam in Spanish even though he’s not completely fluent.

How long does it take to get glasses?

That depends on what lab we have to order them from. Usually it takes about a week but sometimes it can be up to 4 weeks.

How quickly can I get an appointment?

We try our hardest to get you in quickly without a long extended wait. Usually we can get you in within a few days or a week. Of course, emergencies are different and are seen ASAP.

Do you take insurances?

Absolutely!  Please see the section on insurances for a complete list of insurances that we take and our policy regarding them.

At what age should I get my child’s eyes tested?

It’s never too early to check a child’s vision. We’ve even seen infants when a problem is suspected. It’s critical to catch problems at an early age so appropriate treatment can be started to insure that the child has the best opportunity for the best vision possible. Usually, unless there is a significant problem like an eye turning in, getting an eye exam by age 2 or so is good.

How often should I get my eyes checked?

In Washington prescriptions are good for two years for glasses and contacts.  However, there are exceptions to that. Anyone who has the potential for ocular health problems due to diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, high risk medications, or any number of other issues should be seen at least every year and sometimes more often than that.