If you’re a new patient, please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in and fill out paperwork. Bring a complete list of medications, your insurance cards, and current glasses. Expect a minimum of an hour and a half for your appointment.

If you’re having a cataract or LASIK evaluation, expect your appointment to take a minimum of two hours due to in-depth testing.

  • We’ll take you back to an exam room and review your medical history.
  • Your ophthalmic technician will do a thorough vision check.
  • Your technician will check your intraocular pressure.
  • Your technician will administer dilation drops.
  • Dilation takes approximately 30-40 minutes.
  • If any special testing is needed, it will be performed at this time.
  • As a room becomes available, we’ll take you back to the exam room to review your vision with the doctor.
  • Your provider will look at the back of the eye and the retina, optic nerve and lens.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, they’ll be reviewed at this point and a plan to follow-up will be made.

Refraction

To determine your glasses prescription, the doctor will perform a refraction on all new patients and repeat it on a yearly basis thereafter. Most private medical insurance companies will not cover the refraction fee, although it is considered an essential part of the comprehensive eye exam. Our fee for the refraction is $50.00 and is collected in addition to any co-payments, deductibles, or coinsurance that you may owe for the medical portion of your eye exam.

Dilation

To complete a full exam (applies to all new patients and yearly exams for established patients), we will be placing dilating drops into your eyes. This allows the doctor to examine the inside of the eyes and determine your overall eye health.  This is generally done once a year.