How do I schedule an appointment or contact your office?
- Call either one of our office locations, at 262-652-1689 or 262-654-6005, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here. For information on our original “west” office, see our home page, and for our newer “east” office, see our patient education blog.
What insurances do you accept?
- Medicare, most Medicaid, WEA, VSP, NVA, Humana, AETNA, Anthem, United Healthcare (UHC), Spectera, EyeMed. For other insurances accepted, contact us.
- We can also determine your eligibility with your medical insurance as well. Often, general health insurance may help with the cost of an eye examination.
I have an eye emergency! What should I do?
- Dr. Peter Emer and Dr. Ben Emer are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call our general phone line (262-652-1689) and follow instructions.
What if I can’t make my appointment?
- Contact us and let us know as soon as possible. Emer Eye Care employs a $20 fee for patients who do not show up for exams without giving at least 24 hour notice.
Will I need eye drops during my exam?
- Eye drops are routinely used as part of a regular comprehensive exam. If you feel you can’t have eye drops used on the day of your exam, you can discuss with Dr. Pete or Dr. Ben and this part of the exam might be able to be rescheduled.
How does dilation affect the eyes?
- The dilation eye drops take about 15 minutes to open up your pupils. They wear off in 2-6 hours. When dilated, you can become more sensitive to light (mainly sunlight vs. indoor light). We will give you disposable sunglasses to wear for outside. Your focusing for near vision may be blurred. Reading can be difficult because of this, but far vision generally remains unaffected. Talk to Dr. Pete or Dr. Ben if you have a concern with how dilation will affect your eyes.
Do you do the air puff test?
- No we do not! This is one of the most popular questions when patients come in for their exam. The “air puff test” is less accurate and much less comfortable for patients than other methods of measuring your eye pressure.
At what age should my child get his/her first exam?
- It is recommended for a child to come in sometime after 6 months old for their first exam. After that initial exam, many children can wait until age 2 for their next comprehensive exam. If your pediatrician or parents have a concern about a child’s vision, they may need to be seen sooner or more often.
Have another question we didn’t answer or you think should be added to this page? Contact us by any of the three methods listed in the first question above!