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Before Your Appointment 

Thank you for choosing Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center! When you book an appointment with us, you should receive an email notification with your scheduled date and time, as well as forms to complete in advance of your visit. We will also provide you with any special instructions needed to prepare for your appointment.

  • If you cannot complete the forms before your visit, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork in our offices.
  • If you are unable to keep your appointment date, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.

Preparing for Your Cataract Appointment

Cataract appointments typically last at least 3 hours. Here is how to prepare:

  • Please Bring:
    • Completed forms 
    • ID card
    • Insurance card (in case other eye conditions are identified)
  • Your eyes may be dilated. Please bring a driver with you if you think you will not be able to drive home safely with sunglasses. 
  • Contact Lenses: You may wear your contact lenses to the appointment, but please bring your glasses with you.

Refraction Fee Notice

Effective March 1, 2023

There are two parts to your eye examination, which are billed separately.

  • The first charge includes the fee for the doctor to evaluate the health of your eyes. This charge is billable to your insurance company, and also to Medicare.
  • The second (vision) portion of your exam is called a “refraction,” which is a test performed to determine the best corrective lenses to be prescribed for each eye.

Although a refraction is a very important vision test, it is considered a non-medical procedure. Medicare and most insurance plans do not pay for this service, the fee of which is now $65.00, effective March 1, 2023.

We request that payment for this service be made at the time of your visit. Thank you.

Prescription Expirations

Our standard of care for vision prescriptions is one year. In order to prescribe lenses, we require patients have been seen by one of our providers within a 12-month timeframe. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact us at 410-571-8733.

Cancelation Fee Notice

Effective August 18, 2023

To avoid a cancelation fee of $25.00, please provide a cancelation notice at least 24 hours before your appointment.