You can count on the Eye Clinic of Vero & Optical Boutique
Joyce E. Desrosiers’s practice has been awarded as a top Optometry practice
with some of Vero Beach’s best Optometrists.
When you shop with us you’ll enjoy a
“Bourbon Street of New Orleans” atmosphere.
Please allow a few days for a response from our office. We normally book 2-3 weeks in advance.
Please contact our office for a copy of our Privacy Practices as required by the Privacy Regulations created as a result of the Health Insurance Portability and accountability act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Insurance & Payments
We accept Medicare, BC/BS, VSP (Vision Service Plan), VCP (Vision Care Plan aka Comp Benefits), 20/20, and EyeMed insurance plans.
Payments can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and YES even cash!
Be prepared for your appointment.
Please be sure to bring:
A list of your medications
A list of any surgeries or illnesses you’ve had
Family history of diseases
Ocular history of yourself and your family
Wear your contact lenses in and bring along their specifications
Plan on getting your eyes dilated?
Dilation lasts about 3-4 hours.
Most people can drive home without any difficulties.
We will give you dark glasses to drive home with.
Only close-up vision will be affected.
If you are being fitted for contact lenses, your dilated appointment may be on a different day.
There Are Three Types of Eye Health Practitioners
An optometrist is a health care professional who is licensed to provide primary eye care services:
to examine and diagnose eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal diseases and, in certain states in the U.S., to treat them;
to diagnose related systemic (bodywide) conditions such as hypertension and diabetes that may affect the eyes;
to examine, diagnose and treat visual conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia; and
to prescribe glasses, contact lenses, low vision rehabilitation, and medications as well as perform minor surgical procedures such as the removal of foreign bodies.
An optometrist is a Doctor of Optometry, an O.D. (not to be confused with a Doctor of Medicine, an M.D.). To become an optometrist, one must complete pre-professional undergraduate college education followed by 4 years of professional education in a college of optometry. Some optometrists also do a residency.
An ophthalmologist is a physician (doctor of medicine, MD, or doctor of osteopathy, DO) who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye disease and injury.
An ophthalmologist has completed four or more years of college premedical education, four or more years of medical school, one year of internship, and three or more years of specialized medical and surgical and refractive training and experience in eye care.
An optician is a technician who makes, verifies, and delivers lenses, frames, and other specially fabricated optical devices and/or contact lenses upon prescription to the intended wearer.
The opticians’ functions include prescription analysis and interpretation; determination of the lens forms best suited to the wearer's needs; the preparation and delivery of work orders for the grinding of lenses and the fabrication of eyewear, the verification of the finished ophthalmic products; and the adjustment, replacement, repair, and reproduction of previously prepared ophthalmic lenses, frames, and other specially fabricated ophthalmic devices.