You may call us for an eye examination appointment. To facilitate your check-in process when you come in for your appointment, you are welcome to download, print, and fill out the forms ahead of time. When do you need to fill out the forms?
If you are a new patient
If your personal information (Address/phone/insurance) has changed since your last visit
If your medical history/medication has changed since your last visit
If it has been three (3) years or longer since the last visit
Download the forms here
Financial & Treatment Consent Form
General Patient Information form
Medical History Form (All Patients)
Pediatric Medical History Form (12 years and younger)
For your information, IU School of Optometry's Notice of Privacy Practices
What will happen during your exam depends on the type of appointment you have scheduled. Our routine comprehensive exams typically take 2 hours to complete. Our exams are a little longer than exams given at most other eye care providers' offices because of the extensive battery of tests we perform. You will be examined by both a student intern and a licensed optometrist.
Things to remember for your exam:
Try to come a few minutes early to complete some paperwork.
If you currently wear glasses or contact lenses, bring them with you to the exam.
If you have vision insurance, please bring your insurance card.
Eye drops will be used to dilate your pupils, allowing complete examination of the eye health. Your eyes will be sensitive to light for a few hours, so we will provide disposable sunglasses at the end of your appointment. You might prefer to have a friend or family member drive you home after your examination. For some patients, reading vision will be blurred for a few hours after the dilating drops are used.
Payment & Insurance Information
Please remember to bring your insurance card to your appointment; otherwise, you will need to make full payment of services rendered and optical materials purchased that day. All copays and deductibles are due at the time of service.
Please contact the Eye Care Centers for questions regarding fees.
We accept major credit cards. IU students presenting valid student ID cards may elect to have their bills submitted to the Bursar's office. You may pay your bill online at http://www.opt.indiana.edu/PayClinics.aspx.
Our eye care centers accept a wide variety of vision insurance and governmental assistance programs. The following is a list of programs to which we will submit claims on behalf of our patients. If our eye care centers do not participate in your insurance plan, you will be responsible for submitting the bill/claim to your insurer.
Commercial Insurance Programs
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Cook Group Health Plan Trust - Only at AECC/CECC
Tri-Care - Only at CECC
EyeMed Vision Care
Governmental Assistance Programs
Medicaid (Hoosier Healthwise)
Medicare Part B
Railroad Medicare - Only at CECC
Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Indiana University Programs
First Steps-Early Intervention Program
AIDServe-Indiana AIDS Action Network
Indiana University Programs
IU Safety Glasses Program
Student Bursar Accounts
Appointments are not necessary to visit our eyewear center, but please be sure to check in at the main desk when you arrive.
Spectacle Frames and Lenses
Each of the IU School of Optometry eye care centers boasts one of the largest selections of eyewear in the area, including exclusive frame lines and up-to-date styles for all age groups. We can customize lenses using the most current lens technologies, including thinner, light-weight lens materials along with specialty lens designs and coatings. We offer progressive lenses (no-line bifocals). Our eyewear consultants are trained to select frames and lenses that fit each patient's individual needs. A wide selection of sunglasses, sun clips, sports eyewear, and safety eyewear is available.
Limited warranty information on lens materials, coatings, and frames (PDF).
We welcome optical prescriptions from doctors outside of our clinics. We also provide spectacle adjustments and repairs.
Our eyewear dispensaries are open during office hours. No appointment is necessary, but please check in at the front desk when you arrive.
The staff at the Atwater Eye Care Center eyewear center may be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IU School of Optometry eye care centers offer all types of contact lenses--including rigid gas permeable, soft, daily wear, extended wear, bifocal, and disposable. We specialize in the "hard-to-fit" patient, using the most advanced technology in the field.
We welcome contact lens prescriptions from doctors outside of our clinics.
IU School of Optometry Eye Care Centers are offering a 10% discount on spectacle frames and lenses for IU employees and students!