Telehealth Now Available

Remote Eye Care

Speak to a Physician Online

In an effort to provide the best care possible during the emergence of the COVID-19 healthcare crisis, we are expanding the availability of our physicians through telemedicine. Since we are only permitted to treat urgent and emergency eye care at this time in our clinic, we want to make sure our eye care expertise is readily available from the comfort of your home.  We are able to utilize this as a triage option to determine if a patient’s issue is time sensitive and would require an in-office visit. Telemedicine is a modified provision of a traditional clinical service where a patient can speak to a physician via a live video chat through a desktop, laptop or mobile device.

Telemedicine minimizes the risk of COVID-19 exposure for you and your family. We are able to offer this experience to both new and existing patients that may need to be screened for any ocular emergencies prior to traveling to our clinic for treatment. These pathways improve access by extending the reach of medical eye care services, improve clinical outcomes by providing care in a timely fashion, and enhance patient satisfaction by providing care in a setting and at a time convenient for the patient.

During a telemedicine examination we will take a detailed clinical history and review of systems, conduct and transmit the telemedicine for ophthalmology examination and organize appropriate follow-up care.

Telehealth Appointment Request

Our Physicians Accepting New Patients Via Telehealth

Dr. Applebaum
Dr. Chen
Dr. Cyriac
Dr. Mathews
Dr. Oliva
Dr. Thai

How To Check In To Your Telehealth Visit

  1. Call our clinic at (813) 681-1122 to schedule a telehealth appointment.
  2. Click or copy the web address we send you to access your appointment.
  3. Type in your name and click check in.
  4. Allow your browser to use your webcam and microphone.
  5. Your care provider will start your visit.
813-681-1122

How It Works With Insurance

Many commercial carriers have embraced telehealth and e-consultations for minor problems or triaging patients. For most telehealth services, you’ll pay the same amount that you would if you got the services in person.

As of March 6, 2020, Medicare-administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is temporarily paying clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country. Medicare restrictions on which patients are eligible for telehealth will be removed during this emergency. This means that all patients, regardless of location, are eligible for telehealth services.