What do I need for my first visit?
What type of testing is done?
what type of treatments are done?
Please bring a photo ID, insurance card, and sunglasses to your appointment. Please print out and complete the new patient packet. Co-pays will be collected upon checking in.
We will check your medical history, visual symptoms, visual acuity, and intraocular pressure. Dilation eye drops will be put in so that the back of your eye can be examined. Additional testing, such as retinal OCT scan or a Fluorescein angiogram may be performed.
Conditions such as wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and vascular occlusions can be treated in the clinic. A medicine is injected into the eye after the eye has been numbed and sterilized. Most patients only notice a mild feeling of pressure during the injection. A laser procedure may be performed to treat certain forms of diabetic retinopathy, retinal holes/tears.
CAN I DRIVE MYSELF TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Does my insurance cover my office visit, procedure, or surgery?
We recommend that you are accompanied by another individual, at least for your initial appointment. Both of your eyes will be dilated, causing blurry vision and affecting your ability to adjust to sunlight as well as your ability to drive. Future appointments will be left to your discretion.
Insurance companies require you to pay a copay and deductible(the amount you pay until your insurance company starts to pay). Most plans also require a coinsurance payment(a percentage of costs you pay after you've paid your deductible). We offer what we believe is best for you, regardless of your insurance. If there are procedures or tests that are not usually covered by your insurance, we will discuss this with you first.