If your are a new patient
please arrive 15 minutes early because you will be asked to fill out paperwork on past and present medical conditions, past surgeries, family history, what medications you are taking and the dosage
. We would like to know any vitamins you are taking too.
to download the health history paperwork to print out and bring at check in filled out.
If you are diabetic
or on medicine where you have to eat, please bring snacks with you. If you carry oxygen with you please bring enough for up to 3 hours.
During each visit:
Both eyes will be dilated.
You may want to bring a driver because the dilating drops can cause light sensitivity and blurred vision.
If you have sunglasses you may want to bring them. If you do not have any, we will provide some.
Your vision will be recorded and intraocular pressure will be checked.
Diagnostic services will be performed at your appointment. You will have OCT scans (scan of your retina), possibly retinal photographs, and/or fluorescein angiogram (dye test to evaluate circulation of retina).
After tests are performed your doctor will evaluate you and inform you of your eye condition, and discuss treatment options if available. In many cases treatment can begin at your initial visit.
Your time is very important to us and so is your health. Because we want to ensure that you receive all the care you need your visit may take anywhere from one to possibly three hours depending on the severity of your eye condition.