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Surgery Centers

CEI is known for providing the highest level of patient care. Our technologically advanced surgery centers are designed with patient comfort as a priority.

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Patient Information

At The Cincinnati Eye Institute, we are honored to be a leading provider of comprehensive, state-of-the art eye and vision care to residents of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and beyond. We take pride in the technologically advanced status of each of our surgery centers, in the expertise of our highly recognized surgeons, and in the dedication and compassion exhibited by each member of our team.

At every point in your patient journey with CEI, the focus of our entire staff will be your education, comfort, and care. We encourage you to use this page as a helpful resource designed to answer many of the questions you may have as you prepare for your procedure. Of course, should you desire additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Blue Ash

1945 CEI Drive
Blue Ash OH, 45242

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Ivy Point (Eastgate)

601 Ivy Gateway
Suite 302
Cincinnati OH, 45245
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5950 Innovation Drive
Middletown OH, 45005

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West Side

3310 Mercy Health Boulevard
Cincinnati OH, 45211

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Preparing for Your Surgery

Once you have completed your consultation and scheduled your surgery, you may have some questions about logistics and what to expect as you prepare for your procedure. Here, you’ll find information on insurance coverage and financing, how to get to your surgery appointment, and more. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us.

Financial Information

Insurance Coverage and Verification

At CEI, our administrative staff is always happy to help patients communicate with their insurance carriers and determine eligibility. Ultimately, however, patients are responsible for confirming and understanding all insurance benefits.

If you have questions about insurance coverage or out-of-pocket expenses you may incur, please contact us.

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Presurgical Payment

In cases where patients have high deductibles or plan to undergo an elective procedure not covered by insurance, it is our policy to collect payment prior to surgery. If this applies to you, a member of our staff will contact you in advance of your surgery appointment to explain your benefits and expenses and arrange payment.

Medical Billing

When you receive your billing statement for services provided by CEI, charges will likely be broken down into categories:

Medical Financing

To help our patients cover the cost of out-of-pocket expenses related to their surgery, we are pleased to offer a number of medical financing options. For more information, please visit our Financing page.

Preoperative Physicals

Before a patient undergoes surgery at one of our CEI surgery centers, it is necessary that he or she undergo a preoperative medical history evaluation and physical no more than 30 days prior to the procedure.

You are free to seek this examination from your primary care physician. To suit our patients’ convenience we also offer pre-surgical physicals performed by our in-house Nurse Practitioners.


To ensure the comfort and safety of patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 45, surgical procedures may be performed at a partner hospital rather than a CEI surgery center.

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Traveling to and From Surgery

It is CEI policy that patients undergoing any surgical procedure are not permitted to drive themselves home after their procedure. Prior to your surgery, please make arrangements for transportation. The person driving you to and from your surgery must remain in the waiting room during your procedure.

Many of our patients opt to get a ride from a friend or family member on the day of their procedures: in such cases, their companion will be welcomed into the post-op area to join the patient while listening to postoperative instructions.

Do You Need an Interpreter?

If you would feel more comfortable attending your appointments at CEI in the company of an interpreter, please let us know and we will make appropriate arrangements for you.

Preoperative Call

During the week before your procedure, a member of the CEI team will call you to go over pre- and post-operative instructions in detail. If you have questions or require additional information, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Your Surgery Day

Part of the instructions you receive during your preoperative call will apply to steps you should take on the day of your procedure. For your convenience, here are some important reminders for surgery day:

Contact CEI

At CEI, we believe patient education is immensely important for our patients’ comfort and to ensure the most favorable outcome of their treatment. If you have any questions, please contact CEI so that we can answer them.

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