Your Office Visit:
Plan to arrive 15 – 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
You will be asked to complete a Patient Information Form and a Medical History Questionnaire. You may download these items and bring the completed copies with you to your first appointment.
Insurance companies require that your patient information is updated every year. You may download and complete a Patient Information Form for subsequent visits as well.
- Correct Insurance Cards
- Bring your co-pay if one is required by your insurance
- Photo ID like driver’s license
- List of Medications, including vitamins
- List of Allergies to medications
- Current eyeglasses
- Contact lens information including brand, power, base curve. Or bring the latest box or packet of contacts. Make a note of your contact lens solutions also.
- Sunglasses and a hat or visor if desired
- Person to drive home if desired
A complete eye exam will be performed. We will ask about your eye history and family eye history, and your medical history. We will measure your vision and refract your eyes to find your best prescription for glasses. The eye pressure will be measured and the eyes will be dilated.
Dilation enlarges the pupils to allow a thorough examination of the lens and retina. It blurs your close-up vision. Because your distance vision is unaffected, you may drive afterwards. However, your eyes are more sensitive to light so most people find that sunglasses and a hat or visor are helpful. We have slip on sunglasses at the office as well.
The results of your exam will be discussed with you and your family. Any questions will be answered and recommendations for future eye care will be made.
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM WEARING PERFUME OR STRONG COLOGNES!
An ophthalmologist specializes in medical and surgical prevention and treatment of eye diseases. Ophthalmologists are trained to be able to deliver total eye care: prescribing and dispensing glasses and contact lenses, diagnosing and treating eye diseases, medically or surgically, as well as diagnosing and treating ocular manifestations of systemic diseases.