You should also bring the following items when you come for your appointment:
- your insurance or health coverage card(s)
- a list of any eye drops or other medications that you are currently using
- your eyeglass and/or contact lens information (bottles or boxes in which the contact lenses are packaged)
2. Obtaining Insurance Authorization
Please be sure to obtain authorization from your insurance provider prior to your appointment. If you have a question regarding obtaining authorization for your visit, don’t hesitate to call our office and ask for Patient Services. We would be happy to assist you in any way that we can.
3. Information to Keep in Mind
Comprehensive eye examinations normally require one to one-and–a-half hours for new patients. Dilation of your pupils may be required for the examination. As the effect of dilation can take a few hours to wear off, it is best that you do not plan to drive or read immediately after the appointment. Ocular evaluations may also include visual field testing, optic nerve analysis and possibly other specialized corneal or glaucoma testing. These tests may require more time to complete.
Any required co-payments and deductibles will be collected from you as indicated by your health plan. Payment is requested at the time of the visit for any co-payments, deductibles, or services not covered by your health care plan. Payment may be made by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa or Discover.