Same Immediate Attention, More Specialized Care
In the last few years you may have noticed a proliferation of “Urgent Care” clinics, which seem to be popping up in almost every neighborhood in the city. Falling somewhere between an emergency room and a primary care physician’s office, urgent care providers are quickly becoming the preferred destination for patients with conditions that are non-life threatening but still require immediate attention. This emerging model of care avoids both the long delay one may have to endure before securing an appointment with a primary care doctor or specialist and the long waits one may experience during a visit to an ER.
The urgent care model is great, and many people may not know that we have been following it for many years. In addition to the routine vision care and long-term eye disease management we provide, we are able to diagnose and treat most eye emergencies or urgent eye conditions on a walk-in basis with little to no wait. And since every doctor at St. Charles Vision is a board certified optometrist, you are getting the most knowledgeable and comprehensive care right off the bat. Red eyes, pink eyes, swollen eyes, scratched eyes – we’ve seen them all and can offer the most up-to-date therapeutic options for whatever is ailing you.
No appointment is necessary and no vision insurance is required, either. This kind of urgent eye care is covered under most major medical insurance plans, which we gladly accept at all our offices. Plus, we bill your insurance carrier for a normal office visit, which usually comes with a much lower co-pay than an emergency room or urgent care clinic visit. The next time you have eye troubles, please remember the optometrists at St. Charles Vision can give you the care you need, when you need it most.