Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make an appointment?

  • You can make an appointment with us right here on our website! Click the “ Schedule Your Appointment Now” option at the top of this page. You can also give us a call, and our scheduling coordinator will schedule an appointment for you.

What can I expect from an appointment at Green Eye Associates?

  • You can expect honesty, excellence, and servant-hearted service from an appointment at Green Eye Associates. Our mission is to help you see Waco clearly. We use the least-invasive, most innovative technology to accurately show you your sharpest prescription and check your eye health. If your PCP requires any medical reports (for Diabetic eye care, for example), we typically send a written report to them within a few days for continuity of your healthcare.

Do you take walk-in appointments?

  • Unfortunately, no, but you can call us in advance to see if we have any cancellations! We will do our best to get you an appointment as soon as possible.

What kind of insurance do you take?

  • We are in-network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Scott and White, Medicare, United Healthcare, and we also accept Eyemed, VSP, and Superior Vision. You can give us a call to see if we are in-network or call your insurance provider and ask about your specific plan.

What are retinal photos, and why do I need them?

  • Digital retinal imaging uses high-resolution imaging systems to take pictures of the inside of your eye. These photos help our doctors assess your retina’s health and allow them to detect and manage eye and health conditions such as diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Will my eyes be dilated during the exam?

  • We do not dilate eyes unless it is necessary. Instead, we take high-resolution retinal images to ensure we give you the best vision care.

My eyes feel weak, tired, or generally worse after a long day of working on the computer. Is there a reason for this?

  • Blue light exposure from screens can contribute to eye strain by causing your eyes to work harder. Other reasons for this fatigue may be an uncorrected glasses prescription, eye dryness, or other internal issues that can create problems with eye focus. Our doctors will check for all of these possibilities and help you determine a plan for your eyes.

Why is it important to get my eyes checked?

  • Regular eye exams allow us to adjust your prescription to help you see more clearly. Even if you didn’t grow up needing corrective lenses (glasses or contacts), your eyes change as you age, and you may benefit from them now. We can also detect early signs of serious diseases and conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes through an eye exam.

My eyes feel dry, burn, and itch. Can you help me with this?

  • Yes! There are many reasons for irritated and bothersome eyes, which can negatively affect your daily life. Some of the more common causes for these symptoms are dry eye, allergies, or a combination of both. We will do a complete evaluation and decide the best plan of action for your specific condition.

How often should I get my eyes examined?

  • Generally, once per year is the best for most patients; however, each individual has different needs, which may adjust based on your doctor’s exam.