WHAT TO EXPECT
We will begin your comprehensive vision exam by taking a full patient history. Many eye and vision-related problems can be tied to other health conditions, so you should include not only your vision history but pertinent medical history as well, including conditions that run in your family.
Next, we will discuss any symptoms or problems you are experiencing. Your optometrist will use this information to get to the root of what’s causing the problem, as well as to determine if any additional tests are needed.
After we’ve gone over your history and symptoms, we will begin the preliminary testing of the following:
Refraction (Glasses prescription test)
Slit lamp exam
Additionally, we may complete a scan of your retina. The test is painless and allows us to see the early signs of eye diseases much earlier than ever before.
Lastly, if the doctor feels there are any additional tests you need based on your medical history or the findings of the comprehensive exam, those will be completed. If needed, you may be referred to an appropriate specialist for further testing and treatment.
WHAT TO BRING
We recommend that you arrive at least 10-15 minutes early for your first appointment to allow yourself time to fill out any remaining paperwork.
If you have a current prescription, it is helpful to bring a copy with you. If you are a new patient to our office, you should also bring your current glasses and/or contacts for each eye so we can let you know if you’ve had any changes.
If you have vision insurance, please be sure to bring a copy of your insurance card. We accept most major insurances, EyeMed, VSP, Spectra, and CareCredit.