Where are you located?
We're located on Sunset Drive on Johnson City, near the mall. Click here to view a map and get driving directions from your location.
Will I be dilated?
Dr. Patteson recommends that all of her new patients be dilated. Likewise, all diabetic patients need to be dilated each year. As the patient, you have the right to decline this procedure, but in healthy adults, it is strongly advised that you be dilated at LEAST every other year. Most patients can still see to drive home without a problem. It is recommended that you bring a pair of sunglasses to the examination, and if you are unsure about driving after the exam, you can bring a driver with you.
How much does a pair of glasses cost?
To be honest, this is the question that makes most opticians groan. There are so many different frame, lens, and lens treatment options, it is impossible to come up with a firm amount. However, please note that we offer several different economy frames and lenses. If you have a vision plan, and you do not want to exceed your plan’s allowance, simply let us know! We at Sunset Eye Care are consumers as well, and we understand the need to keep an eye on spending.
When should my child's eyes be examined?
There are several misconceptions about children’s vision. The American Optometric Association recommends that each child be examined by one year of age. Dr. Patteson also recommends another examination by the age of three, and at least one more exam before each child begins kindergarten. There are many visual issues that can be treated effectively if they are treated early. Many conditions such as amblyopic (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes) that become much more difficult to treat as the patient gets older.
Can Dr. Patteson send a letter to my doctor regarding my exam results?
With your permission, Dr. Patteson can send a letter or form to other health care professionals. Later this year, we will convert our paper charts to electronic medical records, which will make coordinating your health care even easier.