INITIAL VISIT

What to bring

You will receive an appointment confirmation phone call from our office a day before your scheduled appointment. We have 2 office locations and please make sure you are going to the correct location. Before arriving for your first visit, please bring the following:

Insurance card and photo ID. If you have Medicare, please let us know if you’ve enrolled in a Medicare replacement plan like Humana Medicare, AARP Medicare, etc. Always confirm that we participate in your Medicare replacement plan prior to your visit. We accept traditional Medicare and many but not all of the Medicare replacement plans.

Doctor’s referral form/HMO authorization

If you are enrolled in an HMO plan such as Aetna HMO or Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, make sure you obtain the necessary prior authorization and referral from your primary care physician before your visit. Contact your health plan prior to your visit with us for any questions or details regarding your insurance coverage. If you do not have authorization prior to your visit, your HMO plan will shift all charges associated with the visit to you.

List of your medications

What to Expect

Your first visit will generally take at least an hour and will involve a comprehensive evaluation of your eyes with the most advanced technologies. Both our offices are equipped with the latest advanced wavefront autorefractors to give you the most accurate refraction for your glasses and contacts prescriptions.
Your eyes will generally be dilated on your first visit to better exam the posterior parts of the eye. If you have diabetes, your eyes need to have a dilated eye exam at least once every year. We recommend that youa bring someone with you to drive you home after dilation. Dilations will generally last 3-6 hours, and some will last more than 12 hours depending on the type of eye drops required to dilate your eyes.