Your First Visit

What to Expect -
The first visit will include a thorough review of your medical history. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time so our staff can complete your registration. For new patients the doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam, which almost always includes dilation of the pupils for new patients. You will first be seen by the assistant, who will review the history and measure vision before putting in dilating drops. The drops take up to 45 minutes to work, during which time you will wait in the waiting room. (We offer free Wi-Fi in the waiting room so bring your laptop!) The physician will then complete the exam and discuss findings and recommendations with you.

How Long Will It Take -
Your first appointment may take as long as two hours, so please plan accordingly.

Before Your First Visit -

Please review, print and complete the following forms:
• financial policies  
• registration forms

What to Bring on the Day of the Appointment -
• Patient’s current glasses and/or contact lenses and contact lens case
• List of patient’s current medications
• If the patient is an infant, a favorite toy would be helpful, as well as a pacifier and/or bottle
• Your current insurance card and co-pay are required, along with a valid form of identification

After Your Visit -
If your child’s pupils were dilated as part of the examination, the vision will be blurry (especially up close) for approximately 12 hours, and the pupils will remain dilated for up to 24 hours, and occasionally as much as 48 hours. Note that the dilation and the blur both last longer in blue eyes than in brown eyes. While the pupils are dilated, the eyes will be more sensitive to light. Disposable sunglasses will be provided to patients to who do not have their own.

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