what we offer
- Comprehensive eye exams
- Contact lens exams
- Children's eye exams
- Infant eye exams (FREE for children less than 1 year old through InfantSEE)
- Management of ocular diseases (including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts)
- Eye emergencies (pink eyes, red eyes, removal of foreign bodies such as wood or metal)
- LASIK and refractive surgery co-management
- CRT (Contacts that you sleep in and remove in the mornings for great vision all day long)
- Sports and specialty eyewear fitting
What should I expect during an eye exam?
Regardless of your age or physical health, it's important to have regular eye exams. During a complete eye exam, Dr. Kocher will determine your prescription for glasses or contact lenses and will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health.
A comprehensive eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to examine and evaluate the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. These tests range from simple ones, like having you read an eye chart, to complex tests, such as using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the tissues inside of your eyes.
Eyecare experts recommend you have a complete eye exam every one to two years, depending on your age, risk factors, and physical condition.
Do you accept my insurance?
We see patients with all insurances as well as patients with no insurance! We are considered in network for the insurance companies listed at the bottom of the page, but we have the ability to bill "out-of-network" for many of those not listed. Some insurance plans and groups require referrals, and others are very restrictive of what doctors can participate on their plans. We do everything we can to accommodate all of our patients.
We have the ability to utilize both vision and medical plans to best suit your needs. If you have neither, ask about other financial options available.
Do you accept patients that are X years old?
We certainly do. Our practice was formed to care for every member of your family from baby to grandpa. Dr. Kocher has treated patients of all ages. An infant should be seen if they have a red eyes, "gunky" eyes, or swollen lids. A baby's first eye exam should take place between 6 and 12 months and it is completely free through the InfantSee program. The doctor will check for normal vision development and ocular health. Children should absolutely have a comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist at age 4 and then every year during school to ensure they have the best possible vision in their learning environment. Young adults should have exams every 1-2 years and everyone over 40 should have their eyes examined annually.