What to Plan on for Your Visit
Arrival Time: If you are new to our clinic, please arrive at your appointment 15 minutes early to allow time for processing paper work before your Doctor can see you.
Insurance cards: Please bring BOTH your Vision and Medical insurance cards if you have them. Our billing staff will call and check your benefits for you. Most medical insurances provide a benefit for "routine" visits, and will cover much of the cost of your office visit. It is not necessary to have separate vision insurance.
List of all medications: A complete list of prescription and non-prescription medications will be required on the health history part of the office form. This may be brought in as a separate list for us to photocopy if you prefer.
All eye drops, ointments, etc: Please place any eye drops or ointments that you use in a small bag and bring it along with you. Your doctor will review whether these are appropriate or if a better option is available.
Dilation Explained: To provide patients with the best care, your doctor will use drops to dilate your eyes on a routine basis. Dilation allows your Doctor to better assess the health of the inside of your eyes. In some cases, it also allows the Doctor to more accurately prescribe your glasses prescription. This has the effect of temporarily increasing sensitivity to light and causing "fuzzy vision" at near (reading) distance. Therefore, if you want new eye wear or feel you may need to select new eye wear, please come 15 to 20 minutes before your appointment time in order to look at our frame selection.
Eyeglasses: Please bring ALL pairs for eyeglasses you currently use, including prescription or non prescription reading glasses, sunglasses, etc. We have instruments to compare the optical power of your old lenses with your new exam findings, thus enabling us to determine and explain how your vision has changed over time. We can also evaluate the condition and fit of your current eye wear.
Contact Lenses: If you wear contacts, it is best to wear your current lenses to your appointment. It is also very helpful if you bring along your cartons or lens packets that indicate the lens series, power, manufacturer, etc.