Sunshine Optometry provides complete family vision care for infants and adults

Sunshine Optometry provides complete family vision care for infants and adults

Comprehensive Eye Exam

Keep seeing and looking your best by having your eyes checked annually. Most eye diseases do not have symptoms to warn you of a problem because there are no pain receptors inside the eyes. This is why it is important to have your eyes examined every year to detect eye health problems before they impair your vision. Most of what you do is dependent on your eyes: sports, computer work, school, studying, working, reading, driving a car, shopping, balance, hobbies, watching TV or movies, your energy level, and even just walking around.


Our doctors offer cutting edge contact lens technology for single vision and multifocal options

Our doctors offer cutting edge contact lens technology for single vision and multifocal options

Contact Lens Exam

Whether you are considering wearing contact lenses for the first time, or if you are looking for the latest technology, we will help you maximize your comfort and vision. We fit contact lenses for every type of person and lifestyle. We recommend daily disposable lenses for many of our patients who experience dryness or discomfort. Daily disposable contact lenses are the ultimate in convenience, and are one of the healthiest options for your eyes. There is no need to clean them; just replace them after each use. They are also ideal for traveling because you do not need to bring contact lens solutions or cases, and you always have spare pairs. Contact lenses are healthy to wear, require very little maintenance, and allow for freedom from glasses. A contact lens eye health evaluation is performed annually to evaluate for complications associated with contact lens usage. Contact lenses are a Class A Medical device as defined by the FDA.  As a result, improper usage of contact lenses can lead to increased risks for eye infections and inflammation.  Many of these problems can be prevented through proper maintenance and evaluations on a regular basis.


We treat many eye conditions - red eyes, infections, injuries, and more

We treat many eye conditions - red eyes, infections, injuries, and more

Medical Eye Exam

Did you know there are over 200 common diseases that can manifest inside the human eye? A lot of these eye diseases have a systemic correlation, and can lead to significant vision loss. The doctors at Sunshine Optometry have extensive training in the treatment and management of complex eye diseases.  By using a combination of the latest technology and co-managing with a network of highly skilled specialists, we are able to ensure the best treatment for our patients for both their eyes and their body as a whole. Commonly managed eye diseases include amblyopia (lazy eye), blepharitis, conjunctivitis (pink eye), dry eye, glaucoma, hordeola (styes), scratched corneas, and macular degeneration. Some common conditions that affect both your body and your eyes include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, and more!


An infant vision problem may go undetected for years if not examined regularly

An infant vision problem may go undetected for years if not examined regularly

Infant Eye Exam

Babies learn to see over a period of time, much like they learn to walk and talk. They are not born with all the visual abilities they need in life. The ability to focus their eyes, move them accurately, and use them together as a team must be learned. Also, they need to learn how to use the visual information the eyes send to their brain in order to understand the world around them and interact with it appropriately. Healthy eyes and good vision play a critical role in how infants and children learn to see. Eye and vision problems in infants can cause developmental delays. It is important to detect any problems early to ensure children have the opportunity to develop the visual abilities they need to grow and learn.


Retinal Imaging is an invaluable tool for diagnosing and managing many sight threatening conditions

Retinal Imaging is an invaluable tool for diagnosing and managing many sight threatening conditions

Retinal Imaging Photography

Our new digital retinal camera takes high resolution photographs of your eyes. The painless procedure assists the doctor in the early detection of many disorders including glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and many more vision threatening conditions. The images are stored in your medical record and compared with images during future exams. This allows the doctor to observe even the smallest change from the previous exam. Retinal photographs are also an invaluable educational tool that can help your eye doctor to better explain the state of your health and well being. By reviewing your images with your doctor, they can point out changes or areas to observe and also explain treatment options. Another age-old saying is that knowledge is power, so the more educated you are about eye health, the better you’ll understand what is being recommended to you and why it is important.


Sunshine Optometry offers custom lenses that can not be found in many offices

Sunshine Optometry offers custom lenses that can not be found in many offices

Specialty Contact Lenses: Scleral, Gas Permeable, Ortho-K

Some specialty contact lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities. They are also used for eyes that have undergone a cornea transplant, and for people with severe dry eyes caused by conditions. For individuals who wish to be free from reading  glasses, multifocal contacts are available. Specialty contact lenses are custom-made for each wearer, so fitting these specialty contacts demands greater expertise and significantly more time than fitting standard contact lenses. We also offer orthokeratology, a specialty contact lenses that reshapes the front curvature of the eyes resulting in clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. These type of lenses may slow the progression of nearsightedness, and is a safe and non-surgical alternative for some patients who are not candidates for surgical vision correction.

How much does an exam cost?

The fees depend on your coverage and the type of service required for your eyes. Sunshine Optometry accepts some vision and medical insurance plans. Please contact an associate to review your insurance benefits that may contribute towards products and services. Co-pays must be paid at the time of service and/or purchase without exception.


What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Please bring to your next visit:

  • A government issued form of identification

  • Current vision and medical insurance card

  • List of your medications including supplements

  • Current or old glasses including sunglasses

  • Current contact lens packages (even empty ones) or previous contact lens prescriptions

  • Name of your contact lens solution

  • For new patients, completed patient forms (see below)


Which insurance plans do you accept?
 

We are currently In-Network with the following insurance plans:

  • VSP

  • Medicare

  • Eyemed

  • Spectera

  • MES

Sunshine Optometry is not a provider for any HMO plans such as Kaiser Permanente. Even if your insurance plan is not listed and you want to visit our office, it is usually simple to apply for reimbursement from your insurance company for eye exams, prescription eyeglasses, and sunglasses after purchasing. If you are unsure if we accept your plan, please ask any member of our team to help you discover your benefits.

 
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What happens if I cancel or do not show to my appointment?

We make every effort to mutually respect scheduling conflicts and would greatly appreciate 24 hour notice if you need to change or cancel your appointment to make it available for other patients who may be on a wait list. We reserve the right to modify or cancel your appointment if you do not confirm. You may reschedule your appointment by telephone, email, and our new online portal.


What are my insurance benefits?

If you are concerned about getting an unexpected bill, please contact your insurance company before your appointment to understand the details of your individual plan. Every insurance plan is different, and our team is able to review your unique medical and vision benefits at any time. Please remember it is your responsibility to know the details of your benefits, deductibles, and co-pays. 


How long does it take to get my contacts and glasses?

Most contact lenses take up to 4 business days and you will be notified as soon as they arrive for pickup. Direct shipping with tracking is available for an additional fee. Glasses can take up to 2 weeks if purchased with insurance benefits because most insurance companies mandate the frame and lens fabrication process to be completed at designated facilities. If you feel there is a delay, please contact an associate to check on the status of your order.


What if I DO NOT have insurance that you take and I would like to be seen at your office?
 

While we are not in network with all insurance companies, we do provide out of network services. With these out of network services, you will be billed privately for an examination. An itemized receipt will be provided to you for submission for reimbursement from your insurance carrier. Many insurance companies provide a simple out of network reimbursement form which our team can assist with.

Returns & Exchanges

We promise to be your trusted partner for eye care by delivering the advice, service and convenience you deserve at competitive prices. All prescription glasses are custom fabricated to your eyes, in which the lenses are designed by a lab specifically for your prescription and frame of choice. Therefore, they cannot be reused and are not eligible for refunds.

If you are unhappy with your glasses for any reason, please bring them back to us so we may modify them to meet your expectations. We offer a one-time remake for lenses of equal or lesser value at no charge within 90 days in the original frame from the service date. In the case of non-adaptation, progressive lenses may be exchanged for single vision, bifocal, or trifocal lenses. Any original payments associated with progressive lenses are non-refundable. After 90 days, no exchanges can be honored. **Lenses purchased through vision insurance plans are subject to insurance lab policies and restrictions.

Often times new glasses may feel strange or different. If you are having any difficulty, we recommend working with a member of our team. Your eyes usually need time to adjust to the new lenses. For some people, the effect is immediate, but for others, it can take days or sometimes weeks. We recommend giving your glasses a little more time if you have not already. We don’t want you to miss out!

Non-prescription sunglasses in original condition can be returned or exchanged within 30 days of the original purchase date, and a 15% restocking fee will be deducted.

Contact lenses can be returned for store credit or exchanged as long as they are sealed in the original packaging with no signs of damage within 90 days of original purchase.

Frames: Manufacturer's Warranty

For all manufacturer approved warranty exchanges, a $15 copayment applies for shipping and handling. This is a warranty specifically offered by the original manufacturer of the product and not Sunshine Optometry; therefore all warranty eligibility is subject to approval by manufacturer alone. The manufacturer’s warranty extends to 1 year from the purchase date to cover all manufacturing defects for frames. Replacement of materials identical to those originally ordered will be supplied at no cost, should the manufacturer still have the original product. This warranty does not cover cosmetic scratches, stretching of the frames due to misuse, accidental damage, wear and tear through general use, theft, or misplacement. Frame warranties are void if patient has altered the product with any type of adhesive such as (but not limited to) glue and epoxy. If you believe that you have an issue that is covered under the manufacturer’s warranty, please ask an associate in-store.

Lens Coatings: Manufacturer’s Warranty

For all laboratory approved warranty exchanges, a $15 copayment applies for shipping and handling. If a lens enhancement (such as scratch resistant coating, anti-glare coating) was purchased with lenses, a one-time 12-month warranty is offered by the original lens laboratory of the lenses and not Sunshine Optometry; therefore all warranty eligibility is subject to approval by the lens laboratory alone. This warranty extends to one year from the purchase date to cover normal wear and tear scratches on the surface of lens and can be redeemed only one time within 12 months of purchase date.  **Lenses purchased through insurances are subject to specific insurance lab policies. Uncoated lenses will not be eligible for repair or replacement.

Services

Copays and fees for professional services must be paid in full at time of service and are not eligible for refunds. Free adjustments are available in our office for the life of the frame. As a service to our patients, we may also adjust eye wear purchased elsewhere, as long as the eye wear is in good condition. Adjustments on glasses not purchased from our office will be performed at patient’s own risk with no warranty for damage or breakage and a waiver must be signed.

Patient Supplied Frames & Lenses

Sunshine Optometry is more than happy to reuse your personal eyewear. We pledge to take the utmost care in handling your frame. However, we cannot assume responsibility to any damage that may result during the handling of your own frame, which includes but not limited to adjusting, removing, or reinserting of lenses. All customers who wish to use their own frame agree that Sunshine Optometry is not liable for damage, loss by mail carrier, or responsible for providing replacement parts. For irreplaceable frame designs that are no longer manufactured, Sunshine Optometry strongly recommends purchasing new frames as warranties are included.

Layaway and Special Order Frames

In-store merchandise and special order frames can be placed on a 90 day layaway for a 20% deposit per item, which can be applied towards your purchase. After 90 days, the layaway deposit will be forfeited and available to purchase by other customers.

Shipping

All annual supplies of contact lenses are eligible for free shipping and tracking to a US address via USPS. Please allow for up to 14 days for delivery. Glasses and contact lens purchases that are not an annual supply are eligible for expedited & insured shipping to most US addresses for a flat rate of $15.

Price Match Policy

Sunshine Optometry is not able to price match when purchases are used in combination with insurance benefits and/or discounts. All prescription eyewear is not subject to sales tax.