Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend for those adults wearing glasses or contact lens and adults aged 60 and older to see their eye doctor every year or as recommended. If no vision correction is required, adults aged 18 to 59 should have eye exams every 2-3 years.

If you are diabetic, or have a family history of glaucoma,  please see your eye doctor at least every 1-2 years, and more so if you are pregnant, you need to be seen every trimester. 


Optometrists are healthcare professionals who provide primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis of vision changes. They are licensed to practice optometry, which primarily involves performing refraction, and eye exams and vision tests, prescribing and dispensing corrective lenses, detecting certain eye abnormalities, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases.

An Ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases, performs eye surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems. Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research on the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision disorders.

Some Ophthalmologists further pursues training called fellowship in their preferred subspecialty area such as retina, glaucoma, cornea, pediatrics, neurology, and plastic surgery.

Due to ongoing Covid Pandemic, we will be instituting policies to safeguard our patients and staff.  

1. We will start accepting appointments, so we can better institue safe distancing. Please arrive 15 min before appointed time. If you are late, we may entertain the next patient.

2. No mask no entry policy.

3. If you have cough, colds, fever, muscle pain, loss of smell, please see your internist and reschedule your appointment after 5 days. 

4. When examining you at the slit lamp, we will limit talking.

5. If scheduled for major surgery eg cataract, retina, or glaucoma surgery, no need for PCR testing if fully vaccinated. If need to undergo general anesthesia, we may require negative PCR. 

Thank you and we are happy to serve you again. 

You wouldn’t feel any pain during eye surgery as your eyes will be numb due to topical anesthesia.

Perfect Sight has anesthesiologists to monitor your condition all throughout the surgery. You may also have the option to undergo mild sedation to help ease any discomfort.

Depending on the case, an eye surgery can last between 30 minutes to more than 1 hour. Normal vision can be regained in just a few days.

Yes, most common eye surgeries are covered by Philhealth based on approved case rates. You may visit Philhealth website to know more of your benefits.

Requirements needed will also depend on your Philhealth Membership Category. The following categories will be required to secure Member Data Record:

  1. Lifetime Member
  2. Senior Citizens
  3. PWDs
  4. Indigent
  5. Kasambahay


For Members in the Formal Economy Member Data Record (MDR) and CF1 Form from Employer / HR will be required.

Perfect Sight is accredited by most Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in the Philippines.

The following HMO’s are:

  • Maxicare
  • Intellicare
  • Philcare
  • Asianlife
  • Valuecare
  • Avega
  • Star
  • Cocolife
  • HMI
  • Generali
  • Kaiser
  • Medilink
  • Lacson
  • Medicare Plus
  • HPPI

For verification of your HMO coverage, please inquire from your respective HMO.