The Springs Dry Eye Center is now performing annual eye exams and providing eyeglasses in residence at Mt. Carmel. Led by Keegan Meyer and his team, formerly of Abba Eyecare, the effort helps veterans access their covered, annual free VA eye exam and a free pair of glasses.
“This service is open to veterans of any era and includes a comprehensive exam and digital lenses by a licensed optometrist,” said Keegan. “Many veterans are unaware of their annual optical care benefit. This partnership encourages veterans to access that and I’m excited to provide the exam and glasses at Mt. Carmel.” Springs Dry Eye Center at Mt. Carmel also welcomes military, veterans and families – and all other community members – to access their insured benefits. “We welcome all forms of Tricare, Medicaid, Medicare, and most other insurance plans,” said Keegan. “For the uninsured we offer affordable packages as well.”
How to schedule an eye appointment for Mt. Carmel Veterans Center with Springs Dry Eye Center:
Step 1. Call your local VA Clinic and talk to your primary Physician about requesting an eye exam. If you are in the Springs call the local VA Clinic at 3141 Centennial Blvd;
(PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom Outpatient Clinic)
Dial: 719-327-5660 and press option 2 to connect with a nurse or physician.
*(If you don’t have VA benefits or haven’t seen a physician at the VA Clinic call them and ask how to get enrolled)
Step 2. The VA will then complete an authorization and send it to Tri-West in which they will contact you the Veteran to confirm where you want to be seen and when.
Tell the Tri-west agent you want to be seen at Mt. Carmel Veterans Center by Springs Dry Eye Center by Dr. Michelle Centi.
* (Tri-West is behind right now so it could take several weeks before you receive a phone call from them to schedule your appointment)
Step 3. Once Tri-West has confirmed your appointment with you they will call us at Mt. Carmel to confirm date and time.
Mt. Carmel’s front desk staff will call you the day before your appointment to remind you of your appointment time.
You will want to show up 15 mins before your appointment time so you can fill out proper paper work.
You will see our doctor for a full comprehensive eye appointment which includes an eye health evaluation and also a refraction in case you need glasses. After seeing the doctor you will then see our optical optician who will get you fitted for glasses need be.
*Your eye appointment and glasses are fully covered by the VA. You will not have any out of pocket co-pays or other cost!!!! So just bring yourself and a smile!
Keegan Meyer, Owner of Springs Dry Eye Center