Services We Provide
Doctor Wilkerson has been performing thorough eye exams in Columbus and helping patients see clearly for over 30 years. You may find that you have a few questions and we are here to educate our patients on the doctor’s findings or general eye health questions you might have.
We are here to assist you in any way we can and we get great feedback from our patients. Your eye health is very important and is something you should take care of.
Schedule an appointment today and let’s get you back to seeing clearly!
Walk-in Eye Exams
Come on into the office and see the doctor for a regular eye exam with no appointment needed. We are located in the Tuttle Crossing Mall and in the Sears Departments store. We are ready to see you.
Scheduled Eye Exams
We always encourage you to schedule an appointment for an eye exam. Even though we like surprises, we also enjoy knowing your face when you walk in and like to have your information ready to go. Scheduling will make sure we have a spot just for you in our appointment book.
Medical Eye Exams
The differences between a routine exam is determined by the reason for the visit, such as symptoms and complaints, and also the patient’s diagnosis. Insurance companies often look at both when determining payment.
Contact Lens Fitting
First, we set an initial appointment to determine if you are a candidate for contact lenses. Next, we determine the curve, thickness, and diameter of your eye to select the correct lens for you. A follow-up appointment is always recommended.
Laser Vision Evaluation
Although we do not perform laser vision surgery, we can do initial testing and exams to see if you are a good candidate for laser vision surgery. Ask the doctor about it at your next appointment. He would be happy to recommend you to the right place!
We add medical drops to your eye to further dilate the pupil to see around the inside of your eye. It’s like looking through a peep hole in the door. You can see a person but can’t see much until you open the door. We then can see inside of your eye and it helps us diagnose anything out of the ordinary.
Fees charged are comparable to other ophthalmologists in the Columbus area. Since there is no routine combination of tests which apply equally to all patients, it is difficult to outline charges in advance of your appointment.
Payment of your bill is expected at the time treatment is rendered. This aids in reducing the expense of preparing and mailing statements and thereby helps us keep down health care costs. To further assist our patients, we accept VISA, MASTERCARD and DISCOVER.
If surgery is planned, your and your family are invited to discuss the fees and to plan with our staff the method of payment.
Our office will submit your visit to your insurance company. Please bring your current insurance cards and photo ID with you EVERY visit. Any questions should be directed to the bookkeeper at 614-224-4297
When you call for an appointment, the appointment secretary will ask the nature of your eye problem. This enables her to determine how much time the visit will require. When calling for an appointment or a specific problem, please give the following information:
- How long have you had this condition?
- Was the onset gradual or sudden?
- How does it affect your vision?
- Do you have pain or discomfort?
- Do you wear contact lenses?
Our staff is trained to evaluate your eye complaints. If they are unable to answer your question immediately, your problem will be reviewed with the doctor, and your call returned promptly.
Each doctor has designated office hours several days each week. Appointments must be made for ALL visits, both new appointments and follow up visits. Working by appointment gives the doctor an opportunity to allocate his time and adhere to a schedule as closely as possible.
We have revised our scheduling system in an attempt to keep your waiting time as short as possible. We hope you will bear with us if we occasionally run late because of emergencies, surgical procedures that may take longer than expected, or other unforeseen situations which may result in delays.
We urge you to arrive on time for your appointment. New patients who were not mailed information sheets are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time to complete our form.
This questionnaire asks about your past medical history, how long your symptoms have been present, the names and doses of ALL medicines you take and ANY ALLERGIES YOU HAVE.
Please be sure to bring your eyeglasses and/or contact lenses and a current list of your medications.
Medications & Refills
If you require a prescription refill, please ask your pharmacist to call our office with the name of your medication.
When requesting a prescription for eyeglasses, please have the optical company call our office.
Cancellation of Appointments
If you cannot keep an appointment, please call our office as early as possible. this makes it possible to give an appointment to another patient who wishes to see the doctor.
We hope this information is valuable in establishing our patient-physician relationship.