Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long will I be in your office for my visit?
For new patient visits, typically 60-80
minutes. For return patients, typically 15-60
minutes, depending on the type of visit.
Q: Will I be able to drive after the
Yes. However, if we dilate your eyes and
the Sun is out, you will need sunglasses, which we can provide gratis. If you have any
doubts, please make arrangements for transportation.
Q: Will I be able to read after the
If we dilate your eyes, you
will have difficulty reading for the duration (see below), unless you already wear reading glasses or are
Q: How long does an eye dilation last?
4 hours, typically.
Q: Does Dr. Seo accept my insurance?
Please call our office to inquire. We will work with you if you
do not have insurance or have an insurance plan in which we do not
Q: I read the Refraction Fee
policy. Why do I need to pay an additional fee for checking my eyeglass
person would say that refraction (checking the eyes for glass prescription) is an essential part of a
complete eye exam. However, this is not the position of Medicare and other Insurers. Simply put,
this fee represents another way for 3rd party insurers to shift more cost to patients. This fee is
universal to all eye care practices.
is an ophthalmologist?
Ophthalmology is a surgical sub-specialty like orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose,
throat), neurosurgery, and urology. An ophthalmologist is a surgeon of the
eye who has completed four years of medical school; a one-year internship in internal
medicine, surgery, or combined program; and a three-year residency in
Q: Does Dr. Seo see kids and
Yes, he welcomes patients of all
Q: What does
Dr. Seo specialize in?
He is a
comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of numerous eye and visual
disorders. He is an eye surgeon who performs primarily cataract surgery. He diagnoses and
manages glaucoma, thyroid-associated eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, eye
trauma and other disorders. He performs complete eye exams and prescribes glasses and
Q: What if I have an eye problem that Dr. Seo does not usually
Dr. Seo believes in providing the
highest level of care for his patients. This means that on occasion he will send his patients
to other specialists with expertise in certain devices, techniques or disorders of the eye. A good
physician knows the limits of his/her
Q: Is Dr. Seo a brand-new doctor? How old is
See Home or Biography. He was born in