We Deliver In Home Eye Care
“We come to you when its difficult/ you can’t come to us.” Comprehensive eye care is provided from a complete health check and treatment of eye infection or diseases such as glaucoma, to a refraction for a glasses prescription and selection of eyewear.
Providing care as a house call takes a big burden off of the caregiving family. Now they don’t have to worry about taking a loved one somewhere to replace lost glasses, and evaluate their eye health needs when they are unable to easily get out.
How Is The Ideal Patient?
Quoting Dr. Bill Atkinson:
“I’ve seen patients who cannot get out of bed, or who haven’t been able to leave their homes, even for several years. They have difficulty with reading, watching tv, or seeing their loved ones. Being able to see those things makes a big difference in their quality of life. I find this so rewarding.”
“Once I saw a woman who was in a nursing home who hadn’t had a new prescription in years. When she put on her new glasses she said with a big smile: “Wow! I can see!” She hadn’t been able to for several years.”
“One of my favorite patients is 106 years old, and hearing about her life 80 years ago is interesting. When she was born Theodore Roosevelt was president! I have a keen interest in history anyway, and she is living history to me!”
“I remember a patient who had MS, and to talk to her about her challenges in life gave me a new perspective ; she was so positive about facing her challenges. I will never forget her.”
“I enjoy visiting with some of my repeat patients, and even playing with their little dogs who have come to know me and expect their doggy treat each time. Some of my repeat patients I have seen for annual eye exams, or I’ve been treating them for an eye condition such as glaucoma, eye infections, or chronic dry eye.”
We Accept Medicare Insurance For This Service
The majority of the exam cost is usually covered by Medicare.
The portion not covered is the refraction for glasses
(this is always out of pocket, even when seen in the office).
The only other portion may be a travel fee of $50.
You Can Buy Glasses During An In Home Or In Facility Appointment
A printed glasses prescription is supplied to the patient. If desired, a selection of frames are provided to view and try on, the doctor and assistant will do all the optical measurements and proper adjustments.
The glasses are only ordered after the pricing is thoroughly discussed with the patient and family caregivers. Glasses will be delivered in about 2 weeks.
The pricing is the same as if you had come into the office, no additional fees. Medicare does not cover the cost of glasses unless it is a portion toward the first pair after cataract surgery.
Caring for eye diseases such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Macular Degeneration?
Patients will have their eyes dilated and a complete health examination is performed using portable eye examination equipment. Eye diseases such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma can be detected.
If further testing is needed Dr. Atkinson may want the patient seen in the office or referred to an appropriate specialist for consultation.
What Is The Furthest You Offer These Services?
Services are provided in the Northwest Chicagoland area at patient homes,
assisted living homes, nursing homes, senior care facilities.
Would You Like A Loved One To Use This Service?
Here Is The Best Way To Set It Up
Please call our office or email our office to set up a convenient time.
Common Questions about House Calls for Optometry and Eye Care in Algonquin, IL
Who is eligible for Home Health Care?
Home-bound, assisted living, and nursing home patients are encouraged to call Atkinson Eye Care for a home eye care visit . If you are unable to get to our office we would be happy to come to you.
What happens at a Home Eye Care Visit?
Our eye doctor will spend time with you to thoroughly evaluate your vision and eye health. He/She may dilate your eyes and check your current eyeglasses prescription, repair your eyeglasses, and fit you for new eyeglasses from a selection of frames. If necessary, medication may be prescribed, and a follow up visit scheduled.
How should I prepare for my visit?
Please call or email our office to obtain the necessary paperwork to be completed before your visit. Prior eye care records may be needed which we will help you arrange.
Doesn’t An Eye Exam Require Fancy Machines, Is The Mobile Eye Clinic The Same Level Of Care?
High tech portable eye examination equipment is used during your examination for a comprehensive level of care equivalent to a visit inthe office.
If further testing is needed Dr Atkinson may want the patient seen in the office or referred to an appropriate specialist for consultation.
Will insurance cover my visit?
Insurance may pay for a portion of your visit, but typically will not cover all aspects of your visit. Please call our office for details.