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What to expect during your office visit

Our commitment is that you have an excellent experience at Quigley Eye Specialists, which is why we go above and beyond to make sure you’re comfortable, treated like a guest in our home and are seen when you’re scheduled to be seen.

When you come for your eye exam at Quigley Eye Specialists, a welcoming member of our staff will confirm your appointment and you’ll be checked in. You’ll be able to wait in our comfortable seating area with complimentary refreshments. One of our caring staff members will then come and greet you, and take you to your exam room where you’ll receive your eye exam and meet your eye doctor.

What to bring to your eye exam

To make sure everything goes smoothly, please remember your current glasses (if applicable), a list of medications you’re currently taking, and your most recent insurance cards.

Vision & health history

You will be asked about your family health history, as well as your own health history, which includes your vision. You’ll also be asked when any symptoms began, current medications you’re taking, and any work-related or environmental conditions that may be having an impact on your vision.

Vision Testing

This includes acuity testing (reading off of charts), preliminary tests to measure things like depth perception and eye muscle movements, and in some cases a dilated examination to get the full picture of what may be going on with your eyes.

At the end of your eye exam with Quigley Eye Specialists, you may be given a current prescription for eyeglasses. If so, we have a full service optical shop with trained, professional opticians ready to help you select the perfect pair of frames and lenses that are competitively priced to fit any budget.


If I need to be dilated, how long will dilation last?

Every patient is different, but dilation typically only lasts a few hours. Those with lighter eyes will experience the affects for a longer period of time. Dilation is important so that your eye doctor can check the health of your eyes.

How long does an eye exam take?

Quigley Eye Specialists conducts thorough eye exams, which can take about one hour to complete. If you’re getting a cataract evaluation, you can expect the entire process to take two hours.

Do I need a driver?

If you are having a routine eye exam done, you should not need a driver to get home.

If I have cataracts, how soon can my cataract procedure take place?

Most cataract procedures are scheduled 7 to 10 days after the exam.

Does Medicare cover my eye exam?

Medicare will cover 80% of the approved amount.

When can I get an appointment for an eye exam?

Our goal is to schedule new patients within one week.


If I end up needing surgery, where is this performed?

All of our Florida eye surgeries are performed at our state-of-the-art surgery center, St. Johns Surgery Center in Fort Myers.

How long will it take to get my glasses made?

We are dedicated to getting your specialty frames and lenses to you within 3 to 5 days.