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Miami Optometrist | Miami FAQs | FL | Vista Vision Eyecare |

13641 SW 26th St. | Miami, Florida 33175
Call Us Today! (305) 559-1314


Frequently Asked Patient Questions


Q. What to expect from your eye examination?

A. We providea thorough exam with the most advanced diagnostic instruments to evaluate your vision needs and uncover any other ocular conditions that may go undetected, if not regularly monitored. First, Dr De La Torre will take a careful health history to uncover any systemic or ocular health risks. Second, he will  your eyes to determine how well your eyes are working together. Third he will test your pupils  to rule out neurological diseaces. Fourth he will check for glaucoma and retinal health with a dilated exam. Finally, he will evaluate and analyse all the data to provide you with aa treatment plan tailored to your needs.


Q. How much does an eye exam cost?

A. A comprehensive eye health and vision exam starts at $79. A basic contact lens exam starts at $ 139. If you have astigmatism or need bifocal correction and want to wear contact lenses, there is a modest additional cost.


Q. Will I receive a written prescription after the exam? Will the prescription be accepted anywhere?

A. We will supply a written prescription and summary of your exam as you leave the office.The prescription is valid anywhere in the U.S.


Q. I had an eye exam a little over a year ago, and my vision seems fine. Why do I need another exam?

A. We think it is important that all of our patients receive an annual eye exam. Your vision can change over a 12-month period. A regular check-up enables us to uncover any sight-threatening ocular conditions that can develop, unnoticed by you.


Q. Will you accept my insurance plan?

A. For the convenience of our patients, we accept most vision plans for whatever portion of the examination cost the plan covers. Please tell me your insurance company so that we can confirm your coverage.


Q. Why does it cost more for a contact lens exam?

A. We do additional testing with contact lens patients to measure the curvature of the eye to ensure that we prescribe the lens that optimizes fit and comfort. We also do an evaluation after you have worn the lenses for a given period to make sure there are no complications.


Q. Aren’t all contact lenses the same? Shouldn’t I just buy the cheapest ones?

A. They are not all the same. The contact lens companies spend millions of dollars every year to improve their lenses and regularly introduce new and better technology. You wouldn’t want to buy a five-year-old computer. For the same reason, it’s best to keep current and wear the latest and best lenses. Right now the companies are introducing new lens materials that allow much more oxygen to pass through, making them healthier to wear and enabling people to wear them in comfort for 14 hours or more per day. We recommend these new materials to most patients, even though they cost a little more, because we think they are better for their eyes in the long run.


Q. Will my contact lens prescription allow me to buy any brand of lens I want?

A. Your prescription is for a specific brand of contact lens that my examination and experience tell me is best for your vision and ocular health.


Q. Is it safe to wear a contact lens with a small tear in it?

A. A torn lens can damage the delicate outer tissue of your eye and lead to serious infection. If you tear a lens and do not have a replacement, come into the office right away and we will provide, at no charge, a lens that you can wear until your new supply arrives.


Q. Will my eye wear be warranted?

A. You will receive a one year warranty on your glasses.


Q. How long is an eye exam?

A. Typically it will take around 30 minutes including dilation.


Q. Will I need a driver to help me drive home after dilation?

A. Most patients do not need assistance however, it would be prudent to have a friend or family member drive if you had difficultienswithdilation in the past. We provide disposable sunglasses to help with the glare.


Q. When will my glasses be ready.

A. Most prescriptions will be ready withing a week .


Q. Do we fit Gas Permeable Lenses and Challenging contact lens cases?

A. Dr. Miguel de la Torre specializes in difficult to fit contact lenses including keratoconus, orthokeratology, multifocal, post lasik and corneal transplants.


Q. Does Dr. De La Torre perform refractive surgery?

A.Our office co-manages lasik surgery and cataract surgery. Dr. De La Torre will recommend a great surgeon and after your surgery he will do all the follow up for three month to make sure your are healing properly. In addition, if you are not a lasik candidate you might be a corneal molding candidate which is a procedure that is an alternative to lasik. Corneal molding involves wearing gas permeable lenses at night and removing them the next morning and temporally molding your cornea to correct your distance vision during the day.


Q. What type of glasses do we carry?

A. Our office carries a good selection of name brands and is able to accomodate patients with specific needs. For example, we can make glasses for patients needing specific sport frames including scuba diving masks, smimming goggles, biking, golf, shooting, skiing, and  specific tints and coatings to help with glare




Miami Optometrist Vista Vision Eyecare is a certified Optometrist specializing in FAQs, Cataracts, Glaucoma, eyecare, lasik and much more in Miami, FL. We also do Fitting and Adjusting, Frames, Kids Frames, Lenses, Reading Glasses, Bifocals, Contact Lenses, Sunglasses, Accessories, Progressive (no-line) Lenses, Eye Exams and all work related in the 33175 area and surrounding areas in Miami