Your first visit will be a long one and may include some photographic procedures. Your initial appointment can last from forty-five minutes to up to two hours. Follow-up visits generally take less time. Please allow enough time for each visit.
Please remember it is necessary to dilate your pupils to have a retinal evaluation, therefore we prefer that you have someone who can transport you after the appointment. You also will need to have dark sunglasses to protect your eyes against the bright sunlight for your return trip home.
Our goals are to precisely define the nature of your eye problem and to initiate treatment promptly, whether it be medical or surgical. In addition to an eye examination, special testing may be required to determine your diagnosis and prognosis. The tests may be arranged either before your examination (based on information received from your referring doctor) or after your examination. We have found it beneficial for most patients to complete their examination and testing on a single day. For some, it may be necessary to return on another day for completion of the evaluation. In all cases we attempt to make arrangements as convenient as possible.
Although a final opinion may not be possible until all test results are analyzed, your physician will discuss the available findings with you as soon as they are available to him. Later, following careful study, reports will be forwarded to your referring physician.
This web site has been prepared to provide medical and financial information to assist you during your initial examination in our office as well as while you are under our care. Our physicians and staff will strive to make your visit productive and pleasant. Please let us know if you need any special assistance.
If you do not speak English, we suggest you travel with a companion who can act as a translator.