What To Expect At Your Appointment
Your appointment with your ophthalmologist is a comprehensive evaluation and will take at least 2 hours. Your visit may take longer if you have additional testing or complex eye problems.
We recommend completing the new patient packet and either returning it to us by mail prior to your appointment or emailing the forms to us. You may also bring the new patient forms with you.
When you arrive for your appointment, it is helpful if you bring:
- All medical insurance cards
- Photo ID – driver’s license, state ID, passport, college ID
- List of medications
- Method of payment for co-pays and non-covered out-of-pocket fees
- A parent or legal guardian if the patient is a minor
- Completed Medical History & Patient Information forms (new patients only)
- Someone to drive if you feel uncomfortable driving with dilated eyes
Cataract and LASIK Evaluations:
In addition to your comprehensive appointment, testing will be performed specific to your intended evaluation. You will also have an opportunity to review consent forms and schedule your procedure, should you choose to do so, on the day you have your evaluation. We recommend planning on being in the office for approximately 3 hours.
Contact Lens Wearers having a Cataract or LASIK Evaluation:
Soft Contact Lenses:
Please remove your soft contact lenses for 3-5 days prior to your appointment.
Hard Contact Lenses:
Please remove your hard contact lenses for 7 days per every 10 years of lens wearing.
If you have been a hard contact lens wearer for 30 years, ideally, the lenses should be removed for 21 days.
Canceling an Appointment
We recognize that illness and other unplanned circumstances arise. If you cannot keep your appointment, please make every attempt to give our office 24 hours notice. This courtesy allows us to utilize the appointment for another patient.