How to order an eye examination and see your doctor online at the same time.
The Mayo Clinic says you can order an appointment online in less than two hours.
But you can’t just walk in, say, and order a doctor’s appointment in the next day.
If you want to get a free eye exam, you have to get in line.
There are no online check-in options.
So if you have a chronic eye condition like macular degeneration, which affects one in 10 Americans, you probably want to go to a clinic to get your eye exam.
But what if you don’t have a doctor nearby?
What if you just want to order your eye test?
How do you order an exam and get it?
A clinic that can provide you with an appointment for a free appointment: Clinic locator: Find your nearest clinic.
(Your nearest clinic is usually located on your local map.)
For example, here’s what Mayo Clinic’s website says: Mayo Clinic, the nation’s leading medical center, has a dedicated location for patients to schedule a free, self-evaluation eye exam at the Mayo Clinic Center for the Visual and Ophthalmic Sciences.
The eye exam is available by appointment or online.
The center is open seven days a week and operates 24 hours a day.
Clinic locators at Mayo Clinic can: Order an eye test online from Mayo Clinic: Visit Mayo Clinic and follow the instructions.
Pick up an appointment at the center.
Order a test at Mayo Clinics site in the future: Visit the Mayo Clinicles website, click on “Order Online” at the top of the page, then “Order an Eye Exam,” then “Online Order.”
Your order is sent to you by mail or delivered via the post.
You can also download the test by clicking on “Download the Test.”
Call a clinic locator to get information about your eye condition: Call the Mayo clinic locators number to order a test and schedule an appointment.
The clinic locates you for an appointment no later than 7 days before the date you’re scheduled to go for it.
If your eye is a chronic condition, you may need to go a clinic sooner than seven days before your scheduled appointment.
You’ll need to meet the clinic locaters clinic date.
If the eye test isn’t available on the date of your appointment, your clinic locater will send you an email and a phone call to arrange an appointment later in the week.
A clinic locATOR phone number: Call 800-869-8989 to order by phone.
(A clinic locATracker is available at a local phone number.)
For information about the Mayo Eye Clinic, see the Mayo Clinical Practice Information Web site.
How much does it cost?
You’ll get a $99 exam and an eye sample to be sent back to your local clinic.
You may pay an extra $15 to receive a prescription for an eye treatment drug, like the one your doctor is giving you.
The cost of an eye checkup varies depending on the condition and severity of your condition.
For example: You have a normal eye and a normal retina.
The test might cost between $20 and $35, depending on your health.
If there’s a corneal tear, you might need to pay between $40 and $60.
If a tear of the optic nerve affects your vision, the eye check-up might cost anywhere from $40 to $70.
If this test is part of a plan to treat your corneas, you’ll need an additional $60 to be billed.
The price of an additional eye test depends on your insurance plan.
For more information about eye tests, visit the Mayo Health Connections website.
Does it matter where I go for an exam?
You probably don’t need to wait until your appointment to get one.
If an eye doctor doesn’t live near your office, you can usually order a free or low-cost eye test in advance.
The more important thing is to be able to go in and get your test in the morning.
You don’t even have to go home and pick up your phone.
And if you go to the Mayo Clients site and click on the “Get an Eye” button, you won’t have to wait.
For other eye care tips, visit Mayo Clinic on the MayoClinic.com website.
For additional health coverage, check with your insurance company.