Freqently Asked Questions
Is Dr. Majakey employed by Costco?
No, Dr. Majakey leases space from Costco and operates his office independently.
I don’t have a Costco membership; can I still get an eye exam at Costco?
Absolutely! Because our office is independent from Costco, a Costco card is not necessary. We would love to have you as a patient!
Do you sell glasses or contact lenses?
No. Because we make no income from the sale of glasses or contact lenses, our only interests are your eye health and good vision. You can take your prescription anywhere to get filled. Most people take their prescription inside Costco because of the great prices and the excellent quality of their lenses.
Do you take walk-ins?
Yes. We do accept walk-ins, however, to avoid waiting or the possibility that we might not have an immediate opening it is best to schedule an appointment.
What insurances do you take?
Anthem and Medicare Advantage
BCBS (out of state): we accept all out of state PPO plans (your card will say PPO or have a picture of a suitcase)
United Healthcare Vision
Your office does not take my insurance plan, can I still get an eye exam and have it covered by my insurance?
Most vision plans provide “out of network” coverage and will reimburse you directly. To be certain of your “out of network” benefit contact your insurance company. We will help prepare reimbursement paperwork for you at no charge.
Do you test for glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration?Yes. Early detection of these diseases is very important. We test for these conditions during all annual eye examinations.
I had an eye exam a little over a year ago and I seem to see fine, why do I need to have another eye examination?Annual eye examinations are recommended for patients of all ages, even those who do not wear glasses. Your vision can easily change over a years time. This change often goes unnoticed as you learn to adapt to the gradual shift. Also, many eye diseases (such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts) do not affect your sight in the begining stages. Early intervention is vital to preserve your vision and eye health.
What types of contact lenses do you fit?
We fit all contact lenses on the market: astigmatism (toric), bifocal, gas permeable.
At what age do you start seeing children?
The American Optometric Association recommends that parents have their child's eyes examined at age 6 months, at age 3, and again before kindergarten. It is very important to catch any visual problems at a young age so that long term complications (such as a "lazy eye") do not develop.
What if my child doesn't know their letters?
We have instruments that allow us to objectively test vision without any response from the child. For children who are able and willing to interact, we use a picture chart instead of letters.
At what age can my child start wearing contact lenses?
Usually by age 11 with the parent's help, many children can successfully wear contacts. We fit children in contact lenses depending on the child's maturity and their ability to responsibly care for the lenses. Many children do well in lenses they can throw away at the end of the day so that they don't have to worry with a contact lens case and solution.