Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - The Department of Ophthalmology at GBMC
You may call 443-849-2106.
Appointments are encouraged, however walk-in patients can be seen as time permits.
Patients are normally seen between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Ophthalmology Department participates in most major medical insurance plans. When calling for an appointment, ask if your plan is included and if a referral is needed.
If your plan requires a co-pay, it must be paid on the day of the visit. Persons who self-pay should plan for payment by calling ahead for the correct amount.
We do all type of exams from daily wear, disposable, toric, bifocal, and some rigid gas permeable lens fittings.
Surgeries are generally done on Thursday and Friday.
For new patients who have never worn contacts, the exam starts at $125. For patients that have been wearing contacts, the price ranges from $70-80 depending on the complexity of the exam. For patients that need a contact lens follow up (after fitting has been done), they start at $35.00
Appointments are on Friday mornings.
We do sell contacts, but they are ordered directly from the manufacture. We do not stock lenses here in the clinic.
With VERY few exceptions, all surgeries are performed on an out-patient basis.
That is really up to the doctor. Any adult can be fit for contacts just as long as they can properly insert and remove their lenses. As for children, they must be seen by one of our pediatric ophthalmologists first, and the decision will be made if contacts are an option. Then a contact lens fitting appointment will be made.
Yes...that is a big help to our technicians and doctors if we know what type of contacts you are wearing and what was the last prescription you were given.