Your Eye Exam
When you arrive in our office, one of our front desk staff will check you in. If you’re a new patient, we’ll have some paperwork ready for you to fill out (or you can find it here beforehand).
A few things to note:
If you use glasses or contacts, please bring them with you. Your exam technician can read them and check your vision while using them, which will help the doctor get to you more quickly.
Please bring a copy of your insurance card. We will always try to verify your benefits before you come in, so an updated card helps us file insurance on your behalf. We’re happy answer any questions you have about your coverage—just ask!
Once you’re checked in, you can sit back and relax in our sun-filled lobby or feel free to browse frames in the optical shop. A technician will call you back shortly.
Before Your Exam
One of our technicians will take you back for pre-testing. They will update your relevant medical history and address any specific concerns you have for the doctor.
Our doctors are eager to get to know you and answer any questions you have about your vision or eye health, and the technician will prepare your chart so the doctor is aware of your needs and concerns early on. Once your technician has all necessary notes, they will let the doctor know you’re ready.
During Your Exam
When the doctor arrives, they will first check your glasses and/or contacts prescription, followed by the medical portion of your exam (which checks your eye health).
If you did not take the Optos photo, the doctor will use dilation drops to check the health of your eyes. The drops take approximately 20 minutes to kick in, and allow the doctor to screen for common diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
After Your Exam
When you finish with the doctor, one of our expert opticians can help you pick out a new pair of glasses or update lenses in an old frame you love.
If you don’t need to update your glasses, the front desk staff will get you checked out. They can process your payment, print your prescription, schedule any follow-ups, and help you order contact lenses.
If you’re experiencing light sensitivity from dilation and didn’t bring your own sunglasses, we will provide protective sunglasses to keep you comfortable on your way home.