The last several times, there has been a bit of a discussion with my insurance company, who don't seem to understand, that yes, this exam is medically necessary, and they may need to pay more than $60 for an examination. I am getting more than just an updated prescription for glasses. I am getting a medical examination to see if I need expensive treatment for a diabetes-related vision problem. They must get really enthused about these things, over at that big blue insurance company.
At my transportation related job, I often have senior ladies - it's always women who call with this question, never men- calling in to say that they need help with travel to and from their eye exam; they are getting their eyes dilated and won't be able to drive.
Are you able to drive following your eye exam?
So far, I find that I am able to drive. My far vision is just fine. It's my close vision that's shot when my eyes are dilated.
So, I can't read, but I could drive, as long as I didn't actually need to know how fast I was going or what the mileage reads.
Perhaps this will be the year for bifocals.
If I make it safely to work after the exam, I'll let you know. I usually sit in the parking lot for at least an hour. I'll bring a book on tape to entertain me.