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The Ohio State Havener Eye Institute provides comprehensive eye care and vision services with unmatched expertise.

The ophthalmology specialists of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Havener Eye Institute are central Ohio's experts in eye care. Our eye care doctors work together to maintain your eye health, improve and protect your vision and prevent blindness. From routine exams to advanced treatments, we use the latest diagnostic, medical and surgical techniques to treat, cure and prevent eye conditions and diseases including glaucomadiabetic eye diseasesretinal detachmentsmacular degeneration, eye cancer, corneal disorders and cataracts.  

Our eye care experts provide comprehensive eye care including eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses in addition to specialized procedures and services like refractive surgery (LASIK), cataract surgery, including premium lenses to correct presbyopia and astigmatism and others.

Eye Conditions

Eye Conditions

Some eye problems are minor and temporary, while others can lead to permanent vision loss. Eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Regular checkups are your best defense to detect, treat and prevent vision loss. See an Ohio State eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye and inflammation.
Eye Appointment FAQs

Eye Appointment FAQs

Prepare for your next eye care appointment by reviewing our frequently asked questions.

Will my eyes be dilated?

It's always a possibility we may need to dilate your eyes during the appointment. If you do not feel comfortable driving, we can schedule an appointment for a later date in which you'd have a driver.

Will I need a driver?

It depends on what you're having done at the appointment. If you do not feel comfortable driving, we can schedule an appointment for a later date in which you'd have a driver.

How long will I be at my appointment?

Since our doctors are specialty physicians, please plan to spend 2-3 hours in our office. The physicians spend as much time as needed with each patient and emergency patients are common in our practice. As a result, you may experience a wait time. We will try to keep you apprised of any delays. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to you this maybe. If you are a diabetic or use oxygen, please prepare for the potentially long wait. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

What will I need to bring?

Before coming to your appointment, fill out our New Patient Paperwork (PDF).

How will I be billed for my appointment?

You will be billed for all healthcare services that you receive. You may receive two bills:

• OSU doctors' services are billed by Ohio State University Physicians (OSUP).
• Hospital services (room cost, nursing care, supplies and medicines) are billed by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Central Business office.

If you provide us with insurance information, we will bill your insurance as a courtesy to you except in the case of a limited number of services. If you have a secondary insurance carrier, we will bill that carrier after your primary payer has paid or denied your claim.

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Do I need to pay today?

Many insurance companies require a co-pay at the time of your appointment, please contact your insurance company if you are unsure if this applies to you or not. If you do not have insurance or financial assistance in place at the time of your service, you will be required to pay a deposit of $250 at the time of your appointment as a new patient. Feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns.
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