Welcome to our Online Patient Center! Here you can get information about what to expect during your visit with Dr. Richard Kenny and Dr. Jeffrey Blunden as well as important forms you can complete before your appointment to save time.
We want your visit to be as stress-free as possible. Our staff will do everything we can to make sure your experience is pleasant and convenient. If you have any questions about these forms, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Please download and fill out all included forms.
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What to Expect Upon Your Visit
Upon your arrival, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our practice. If you haven’t already done so online, we will ask you to complete a few forms. This paperwork provides us with your health history and other information related to providing you with the best vision solutions.
We’ve also included a list below of the most commonly asked questions about coming in for an eye exam.
Why is my personal background important?
The doctor will review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements to better tailor the examination to your needs. Because some eye conditions are hereditary you will also be asked about the health history of your immediate family.
What can I expect from the overall exam?
In addition to determining your prescription, or how well you see up close and far away, your eye examination will also check to make sure your eyes are healthy. The doctor will test your color vision, depth perception, as well as check for any early indicators of possible eye disorders, such as cataracts, retinal problems and glaucoma. Ultimately, the elements of your exam will be determined by the doctor.
Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better, one or two?”
These questions will be asked during the portion of the examination when your prescription is established. The doctor will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which is clearer for you. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor will be closer to finalizing your prescription. For this reason, if you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it’s a good thing!
Why is it necessary to know my blood pressure?
High blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in your eyes and can lead to future vision problems.
Is it necessary for doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?
Pupil dilation is not always necessary. The doctor will make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully exam the retina. Dilation can also help detect diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and macular degeneration.
Do I have to have the air puff test?
Not necessarily. The puff of air measures the fluid pressure in your eyes, this measure of the pressure inside the eye is very important in determining your risk for glaucoma. Glaucoma is a dangerous eye disease that can cause vision loss. Our doctors find the air puff to be the quickest and most convenient method to measure intraocular pressure. But, there are other techniques that do not involve an air puff, one of which requires instilling a yellow-colored eye drop which drains out of the eye within 15 minutes and has no effect on your vision or pupils. Please discuss your preference with the doctor during your exam.
What to Bring to Your Eye Examination
You can help Dr. Richard Kenny and Dr. Jeffrey Blunden to help you by bringing these items to your eye examination appointment:
- All the glasses you use – including readers and sunglasses.
- Your contact lenses – including the Rx info from packaging boxes if you are a new patient.
- A list of medications you currently use and medications to which you are allergic.
- The names of eye drop products you use, or better yet bring the bottles along.
- A description of your work areas or hobby vision requirements.
- Your personal and family eye health history.
Binyon Family Eye Care believes in providing the best value for you and your family. We have products and pricing that aims to accommodate all budgets and our office participates in most insurance programs. For patients who have little or no vision insurance coverage, flexible payment programs may be arranged. To learn more about our payment options, please call our office directly.
Our office accepts cash, check, most major credit cards and most major insurance plans.
Since there are so many plans and coverage varies widely, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Our staff will verify and explain your benefits before your visit at no charge.