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What To Expect During Your Visit
We here at LASIK, Cornea & Cataract Specialty Center understand how visiting the eye doctor might be intimidating, especially if you haven’t been in a while. Knowing how to prepare for the visit and thinking ahead is an important part of the eye exam process. The following will help you better understand what a typical visit will be like. Please remember that visits are very thorough and your visit can take up to 3 hours. We suggest bringing a snack as the day can be very busy with various diagnostic tests. If you have not done so already, please make sure you fill out all the proper information before your visit. This is very important.
A TYPICAL OFFICE VISIT
When you arrive at our office please sign in. If you have not filled out your forms and are a new patient click here to download your form prior to your visit.
Your vision will be checked upon arrival. If you wear glasses please be sure to bring them with you. The technician will then dilate both of your eyes or, depending on what part of the eye is being monitored by the doctor, they may need to wait until after your photographs are taken.
Digital photographs with various types of cameras will be taken to document the specified eye condition. Be aware that documentation usually includes both eyes. (Special cameras will document various parts of the eye. Please note that this may happen before or after your initial examination. )
During your examination a technician will perform the initial interview, gathering all patient history. Next, a fellow doctor will perform the examination. A staff doctor will then confirm the examination. They will then review their findings with you and compose a letter, which will be sent to your referring doctor.
The doctor will counsel the patient at each visit regarding the eye condition. Special patient counselors will guide the patient for upcoming treatments.
Let’s Prepare For Your Appointment
What to bring:
- Your current glasses, sunglasses, and contacts
- A list of current medications – and not just prescription medication. Your eye doctor can look at the list and determine if your medications could be affecting your vision
- The name and address of your primary care doctor
- If your appointment includes having your pupils dilated-and most yearly eye checkups do-bring a friend or family member to drive you home. Many people can’t see well enough to drive safely after having their eyes dilated, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
- Your vision insurance information
- A list of the questions you want to ask your doctor so don’t forget them
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