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University Eye Care

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Patient Information

eye exam Whether you are a new or returning patient, you may have questions about your up-coming appointment. Some frequently asked questions are covered here.
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We accept the following medical insurance plans and companies:
Aetna, Aetna Medicare, Aetna Manatee County Government, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Medicare, Cigna, Golden Rule, Humana PPO, Medicare, United Healthcare and many more. Insurance carriers can change from time to time please do not hesitate to contact our office or call your insurance company to see if Dr. Altman is a provider.

We also accept the following vision insurance plans and companies:
Eyemed, Superior Vision Plan, and Vision Service Plan. Our vision plans can change frequently and go by different names. Please do not hesitate to contact our office or your insurance company to see if Dr. Altman is a provider.

VSP Vision Care Network

VSP Dr. Altman is proud to be affiliated with the only national not-for-profit vision care network, providing the best care at the lowest out-of-pocket costs. It's easy to see why we're consumers' #1 choice in vision care.

What to Expect

Please be advised, our doctor dilates your pupils as a part of a complete eye health examination. This is not an optional part of the exam. This may cause light sensitivity and temporary blurry vision. Caution should be taken when driving. Protective sunglasses are available.

Routine Exam

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A routine eye exam is done yearly to check for vision changes, detect any eye disease to purchase eyeglasses and contact lenses.

This would include a refraction to measure your vision prescription, a dilated retinal exam and a variety of other tests. Your vision plan will be billed.

Medical Exam

If you are visiting our office with a medical complaint, injury, infection, inflammation or chronic eye disease, we will file your eye visit to your medical insurance carrier. You will be responsible for applicable co-pays, deductibles, etc.

We can still check you for the need for glasses or contact lenses even through we are evaluating a medical problem.

About Our Patients

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We see patients from five years of age! Even our littlest patients agree: the staff at University Eye Care is the most caring staff around.