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pilatesgal318
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Hi all and Happy New Year!

I am looking for an ophthalmologist on STX - any recommendations? Thanks, in advance!

Pilatesgal318

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Topic starter Posted : January 9, 2015 7:40 pm
jumbie75
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Dr. Capriotti in sunny isle... I think the name of the office is the Vision Center or it might be Ophthalmology Consultants..either way, he' s very good . I've also heard that Dr. Biscoe is good

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Posted : January 9, 2015 11:31 pm
pilatesgal318
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Thanks, jumbie! Will contact both

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Topic starter Posted : January 12, 2015 11:34 am
gonetropo
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Be careful with Dr. Caprotti.
I went in to have my eye looked at because I thought I had a sliver in it.
He charged BCBS $710 to give me a routine eye examine, which I didn't need and look at my eye. That was it!
Had to contact the fraud department to get it taken care of.

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Posted : January 13, 2015 8:33 am
CruzanIron
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I had to have a grain of glass removed by Dr. Briscoe. She flipped the eyelid back and removed it. 15 minutes max. Quick and easy. $910.00 including the follow up visit.

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Posted : January 13, 2015 9:51 am
vicanuck
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I'd recommend Dr Capriotti at Ophthalmology Consultants. I guess when you have insurance, they charge a lot more. I had a full, comprehensive exam and it cost me less than $200 cash.

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Posted : January 13, 2015 11:43 am
vasecs
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Dr. Stewart, same office. Two routine eye exams, $1500 for one and $1100 for wife. Just checking eyes.......incredible "eye opening" experience! In the last 6 months.

Be careful with Dr. Caprotti.
I went in to have my eye looked at because I thought I had a sliver in it.
He charged BCBS $710 to give me a routine eye examine, which I didn't need and look at my eye. That was it!
Had to contact the fraud department to get it taken care of.

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Posted : January 13, 2015 12:43 pm
rosesisland
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The Sunny Isle one, my husband went in February for just a simple catterac examine! We got a bill for over $800.00 in September. I called and asked why. They told me it was because he had insurance and had't met his deductable. HE HAD MET HIS DEDUCTABLE. They said they will write off 400 toward his deductable but, we had to pay to rest. We paid.

My question is? Why would a simple eye examine be over $800.00???

They said, special equipment for the examine. Well, by September, my husband was back up working in MA, and had an examine there.

The examine here said cattaracs were not ready. But, in MA, in September, he had his cateracs removed and is seeing fine now!

Go to the states! I haven't left the island in just over a year and really, really need and examine as I cannot see well now, but, I will wait till I can get up north to a doctor that will not rape my pocketbook and not do anything for me!

This was our experience and I'm sure some posters here have had good experiences here! We did not! We are in our 50's and 60's and have had many eye exams throughout our lifetimes and never have been raped financially this way over a simple eye examine.

Hey gonetropo, whose fraud department did you talk with about these excessive charges?

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Posted : January 14, 2015 9:31 am
CruzanIron
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I use Sterling Optical. I pulled the receipt for my wife's last exam and it was $75.00

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Posted : January 14, 2015 9:37 am
vicanuck
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There is a huge difference between the type and depth of examination you'll get at Ophthalmology Consultants versus Vision Center or Sterling Optical.

Ophthalmology Consultants are real doctors concerned with the health of your eyes, while Vision Center and Sterling are in the business of selling you glasses.

Ophthalmology Consultants doesn't even write prescriptions for eyeglasses or contacts as far as I know, since they won't write an Rx for me.

Personally, I need glasses but will wait until I get to the mainland this summer to get my eyes measured with the latest equipment for glasses that will properly reflect the Rx.

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Posted : January 14, 2015 12:27 pm
pilatesgal318
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Yikes! That is big money!! I just haven't had my eyes checked in awhile and just thought I could do that for a nominal fee (the island version of that fee, of course, but had NO idea it would be that crazy!)...I don't even need glasses (except the very new need of readers at 48, dammit) so I think I can wait until I am up in the States later this Spring. Thanks for all the feedback, everyone!

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Topic starter Posted : January 14, 2015 11:04 pm
jumbie75
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Dr. Adams at Sterling Optical is very good if you just need glasses or contact lenses. I think she charges $28 for an exam

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Posted : January 14, 2015 11:17 pm
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