Frequently Asked Questions

Do You See Children?

Dr. Bohlman specializes in pediatric optometry. The staff are trained to work with children, especially special needs children. Our optical department carries all sizes of childrens’ frames for these special patients.

How do you know what prescription a child will need?

On small children as well as non-speaking adults, we use special eye drops called cyclogyl which primarily paralyzes the focusing muscles of the eye and secondarily dilates the pupil. By eliminating focusing temporarily, we can use a retinoscope to look into the eye and determine the correct prescription.

Are there contact lenses for patients who wear bifocals?

Yes, there are different ways to correct presbyopia (loss of focusing at near in adults usually over the age of 40). We use soft and rigid lenses to accomplish this correction. You must be evaluated to determine which type of correction would best suit your needs.

Do you take my insurance?

We take many insurances and our staff will gladly answer this question for you. We take most vision insurances, as well as medical insurances for office visits or any medical testing. We take TennCare (BlueCare, United Healthcare, Amerigroup) for children as well as adults age 21 and under. Please call our office before your appointment to verify we take your insurance if you are unsure.

What if there is a true ocular emergency after your normal hours?

Dr. Bohlman and Dr. Conyer rotate being on call. Simply call the office number after hours and it will instruct you how to reach a doctor.

Can I have LASIK?

Dr. Bohlman and Dr. Conyer are certified in LASIK care and will gladly determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Call the office for an appointment and mention that you are interested in LASIK.

What are your hours?

We are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am to 5pm, and then Tuesday and Thursday we are open from 9am to 6pm. We close every single day between 1pm to 2pm for lunch, and are closed on weekends.

If I already have an up to date glasses prescription, can I bring it in and choose new frames?

Yes! As long as the prescription was written no more than 2 years ago it may be used to order new glasses. You do not need an appointment for this.

If my glasses break, can I get a replacement pair?

When choosing glasses, our optical department may discuss with you warranty options depending on the brand of frame and type of lenses you choose. For children with TennCare, just call the office and someone can help you find out if they are eligible for a replacement frame.

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Truelight Eye Care
2306 Knob Creek Rd #106
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 929-2020