Your First Appointment and Preparation
We understand that being told you need to see a retina specialist can be concerning. Whether you have symptoms of retinal disease or not, timely evaluation and treatment are important to prevent vision loss. If your primary eye care provider has recommended a visit to a retina specialist, completing the first appointment and any follow-ups is crucial.
To save you time, consider downloading our patient form from our website. It's also recommended to bring someone along to drive you home after your appointment as your eyes will be dilated. During the visit, our receptionist will check you in and gather your current information.
A thorough retinal evaluation with diagnostic testing, if needed, will be performed during your first appointment. In some cases, treatment may be recommended on the same day, which is why some visits may take longer than others. Overall, your first appointment may last up to 3 hours.
To ensure a smooth experience, please remember to bring the following items:
- A ride home, as your eyes will be dilated.
- A current list of medications and dosages.
- Your insurance card.
- Photo ID.
We are dedicated to preserving your vision and providing the highest level of patient care. By following through with your appointments, we can address any concerns and take necessary steps to monitor and treat retinal diseases effectively.