Your Visit

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your first appointment so that you will have time to fill out some necessary registration forms and paperwork. Also, please bring or have knowledge of the following:

  • Personal medical history, including drug allergies
  • Family medical history
  • Name and telephone number of your pharmacy
  • Name of your primary care physician or the physician who referred you (if applicable)
  • Name of your optometrist, whom you see for routine eye care, glasses and/or contact lenses (if applicable)
  • Complete list of drugs and supplements you are taking, with the dosages and frequencies. This includes eye drops, creams, ointments, gels, salves, prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, supplements, and herbal medications.
  • Your insurance card, co-pay, and any related paperwork
  • Copies of test reports for prior testing for eye diseases (if applicable)

Depending on the nature of your eye condition, whether or not your pupils need to be dilated, and the types of special testing your doctor has ordered, your visit may take anywhere from ten minutes to two hours. If your pupils are being dilated, or if you are having a laser or other procedure, you may feel more comfortable bringing someone to drive you home.

In the reception area, you will notice other patients who arrived after you being escorted back into the office before you. This is because they require different testing than you and are seeing different providers than you, including our skilled team of ophthalmologists, optometrist, nurse and ophthalmic technicians. Rest assured, our scheduling system runs very efficiently, and we routinely receive complements from patients on the workflow of our offices compared to other practices.