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Before Your Appointment 

Thank you for choosing Washington Eye Specialists! When you book an appointment with us, you should receive an email notification with your scheduled date and time, as well as forms to complete in advance of your visit. We will also provide you with any special instructions needed to prepare for your appointment.

  • If you cannot complete the forms before your visit, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork in our offices.
  • If you are unable to keep your appointment date, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.

Whether you are a new or returning patient, you may visit our forms page to view, print, and fill out the information we would need to collect from you. Having these forms filled out prior to arriving to your appointment may reduce your wait time.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Complete eye exams typically last about one hour. Your time in our office may be longer depending on your specific needs and which in-house tests may be needed. Here is how to prepare:

  • Please Bring:
    • Completed Forms 
    • ID Card
    • Insurance/Medicare Card(s)
    • Referrals (Please check with your insurance company to see if this is required)
    • Medication List
  • Your eyes may be dilated. Please bring a driver with you if you think you will not be able to drive home safely with sunglasses. 
  • Contact Lenses: You may wear your contact lenses to the appointment, but please bring your glasses with you.
  • In order to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, we kindly ask you not to bring small children to your appointment.

Bringing Family Members to Your Appointment

Please note that due to the size of our waiting room and out of respect to all of our patients, we can only accommodate one additional family member to attend your appointment with you. If you have any concerns or questions about this policy, please contact us at 202-529-5200 ahead of your appointment. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Appointment Cancellation Policy

Effective October 1, 2023

A patient must provide at least 48 hours’ notice for cancelling or rescheduling an appointment to avoid a cancellation fee. If a patient cancels or reschedules within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment, the $50.00 cancellation fee will be added to the patient’s account. Should a patient not attend a scheduled appointment, the $50.00 cancellation fee will be added to the patient’s account by close of business. This policy will be effective as of October 1st, 2023. 

Refraction Fee Notice

Effective March 1, 2023

There are two parts to your eye examination, which are billed separately.

  • The first charge includes the fee for the doctor to evaluate the health of your eyes. This charge is billable to your insurance company, and also to Medicare.
  • The second (vision) portion of your exam is called a “refraction,” which is a test performed to determine the best corrective lenses to be prescribed for each eye.

Although a refraction is a very important vision test, it is considered a non-medical procedure. Medicare and most insurance plans do not pay for this service, the fee of which is now $75.00, effective March 1, 2023.

We request that payment for this service be made at the time of your visit. Thank you.