What to expect at your first visit

You have been referred here by another physician to provide you with the personal care for your situation.  We have a fellowship-trained retinal surgeon who will help you make the best decision for the treatment of your eye(s).

We thank you for putting your trust in us!

During your first visit, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • A list of current medications, including eye drops;

  • Valid driver's license or a State ID. 

  • Date of birth;

  • A driver since you will not be able to drive after dilation of your eyes;

  • Current insurance cards.

See our financial policy for questions about your responsibility.

Upon arrival, our staff will enter and update your registration and insurance information.  You will be asked to sign some forms or you may fill out your forms prior to your arrival.  All forms are available to you for printing.

Upon arrival, our staff will enter and update your registration and insurance information.  You will be asked to sign some forms or you may fill out your forms prior to your arrival.  All forms are available to you for printing. (Please push on thePDF thumbnail next to the name of the form)

Patient demographics form

You will be asked to sign our Financial Policy form

You will also be asked if someone else can speak on your behalf regarding your appointments, financials, or clinical questions.

Patient Authorization Form

You will be given a medical history form that needs to be completed before your eyes are completely dilated.

Medical History Questionnaire 

Please remember that the length of your appointment time can vary depending on the severity of your eye condition. As we are a referral practice, we are sometimes faced with unpredictable emergencies which require immediate attention.  This can cause our appointment schedule to have delays.

A typical first visit will generally be a minimum of 1.5 - 3 hours and complex situations may be longer.

During the time you are here, you will be dilated more than once since the physician is looking at the back of your eye. Dilation process usually takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. Please plan your visit accordingly. 

You may also need further testing such as fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography and ultrasound.

Depending on your condition, you may need a treatment the same day or it may be scheduled if it not considered emergent.

We perform laser procedures and intravitreal injections in the office.

All major surgeries will be scheduled at the hospital.

We are glad you are here!  If you have general questions,

please feel free to call us at 574-233-3711.