Forest Family Eye Care
Welcome to Our Practice
Will my insurance cover my visit?
What if I don't have insurance, or insurance that your office accepts?
We take most vision and medical plans. Vision plans cover "routine" eye exams and often materials, as dictated by your plan. If you have an eye problem other than what is corrected by glasses or contact lenses, we will bill your medical insurance. If you have not met your deductible or we cannot determine if you have met your deductible, you will be asked to pay for the exam at time of service. If your insurance company then does cover your visit, we will refund the amount to you accordingly. Medical diagnoses can range anywhere from dry eye to glaucoma to cataracts, etc. Call your insurance or ask us when you set your appointment to check for participation and eligibility.
The Care You Deserve
We perform comprehensive eye exams for any and all patients; from children to seniors. However, we do more than just eye exams. We have a large selection of eyeglass frames to fit any budget, along with the newest technology lenses to help you see your best. We also fit all contacts: daily, monthly, astigmatism, and bifocals. No matter your preference, we'll work with you to correct your vision.
From Pink Eye to Glaucoma
Many people mistake optometry for eye glass services only. However, a doctor of optometry degree involves four years of post-graduate training relating specifically to the eye and its diseases in relation to the systemic health of the entire body. We can help you manage ANY eye condition or disease.
You’ve Got Questions - We’ve Got Answers
What if I can't be seen in Madison Heights the day I need?
We would ask you to consider being examined at the Lynchburg office and then picking up your glasses at the Madison Heights office, as well as any future adjustments that may be necessary. We look forward to growing and expanding our days of service to more than one day a week in the future.
Not to worry! We offer cash discounts for self-pay customers on both exams and glasses/contacts. We can also help you bill out-of-network for certain vision plans.
We understand that glasses and contacts can be expensive. If you would like to make payments prior to picking up your eyewear, we will certainly work with you. We ask for a deposit in order to place an order and for the remaining balance to be paid at pick-up. We also accept Care Credit!
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with us! We're here to help.
Do you offer financing options?
What's the difference between a vision exam, and a medical exam?
A vision exam is a basic exam for glasses or contacts when no other medical diagnoses exist. When any medical diagnosis exists (such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infection, or other ocular pathology), or a systemic diagnosis that affects the eye (such as diabetes, etc.) is present, then a medical evaluation is needed and your health insurance will be billed. We will not bill your vision plan for these problems.
I had my exam somewhere else, can I order eyewear through you?
Yes! We accept both glasses and contact lens prescriptions as long as they are not expired. Already have a frame you want to use? We can replace the lenses with your updated prescription if your frame is still in good shape.
Meet Our Doctor
Our doctor is certified through the National Board of Examiners of Optometry and are TPA (Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents) certified through the Virginia Board of Optometry.
Dr. Kevin Ader Jr.
Dr. Kevin Ader Jr. grew up in Baltimore, MD and attended St. Mary's College of Maryland. He acquired his doctorate at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He discovered his love for optometry after moving to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he volunteered at St. Peter's Eye Hospital. Dr. Ader is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association and the Southwest Virginia Optometric Society. Dr. Ader has received extensive training in all areas of eye care, including children's eye care, contacts, and disease management of Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Diabetic Retinal Disease. In his spare time, Dr. Ader loves spending time with his wife Katherine and son Levi.