New Smyrna Beach (386) 427-4143

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

We take your eye care very seriously and want you to understand everything about the process, from start to finish. Below are answers to frequently asked questions. Rest assured you may also discuss any of these topics with our staff or doctors if you need additional information.
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Our Practice

​​​​​​We are the longest established ophthalmology practice in Southeast Volusia County. We have been providing care for our neighbors at our New Smyrna Beach location since 1985.

The mission of our practice is to provide excellent full service medical and surgical eye care to the residents of the Southeast Volusia area using the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques combined with small town, personalized service.

Insurances we accept

We accept most medical insurances. Some of the insurances we accept are:

  • Medicare

  • Florida HealthCare Plan

  • Premier Humana

  • Aetna

  • United HealthCare

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • AARP

  • Cigna

  • Health First Health Plans

  • Tricare

…and many more! Call today to find out if we are providers of your insurance

Patient Pay

Self pay patients are charged at the same rate as medicare reimburses for the services provided. We accept cash, check and most major credit cards.
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Health Savings Accounts

Tax deferred health savings accounts can be used for deductibles, co-pays, and other medical and optical services.

Advanced Technology

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Cataract Surgery Technology

The most important technology in cataract surgery is the development of specialized lenses that can reduce a patient’s reliance on eyeglasses for distance and near vision while also correcting for astigmatism.

Learn more about advanced cataract surgery


Advanced Testing

Here at Volusia Eye Associates, we utilize the latest techniques and cutting-edge technology to help diagnose and manage ocular diseases and conditions.

Eye Exams and Your Vision

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Will I Need Reading Glasses Once I Get Older?

The need for reading glasses is a condition called presbyopia. It’s a part of the aging process that is treated by using glasses to focus light on the retina where the natural lens was previously able to focus light. The lens inside the eye becomes firm and stops being able to change shape with time.

How Often Should I Have an Eye Exam?

If you are having any new vision issues or new eye pain you should consider making an appointment immediately. The American Academy of Ophthalmology and The American Academy of Optometry recommend a yearly eye exam for those over 65 to evaluate for Macular Degeneration and other progressive eye diseases. Most eye diseases are unable to be recognized by the patient until the disease has progressed.