What is included in an eye examination?
A comprehensive eye examination will include a thorough medical history, including medication usage, and review of vision related problems and previous eyewear. You will undergo a series of tests to evaluate your vision including a refraction to measure your eyeglass prescription. Your eye health will be thoroughly evaluated to check for a number of eye diseases, such as cataracts and glaucoma, and other systemic diseases that can affect the eye, such as diabetes.
What should I bring to my eye examination?
Please bring your vision and medical insurance information as well as a list of any medications you take, including over-the-counter medications and nutritional supplements. Bring your current eyeglasses and/or contact lenses, even if they do not work, since we can collect valuable information from them.
How long does an examination take?
Because we want to be as thorough as possible, it may take up to an hour for you to be examined and for us to design your eyewear. If you require additional services, such as contact lenses, or additional diagnostic testing, it may take longer. We encourage you to spend the time necessary to make your visit as complete and satisfying as possible. Some services or testing procedures are easily rescheduled to a more convenient time at a later date.
What happens if I am running late?
We value your time and will do our best to make your visit as pleasant and timely as we can. We also know that traffic can be unpredictable at best. If you are running late, please call us so we can adjust our schedule. We will make every attempt to work you in upon your arrival, but keep in mind that other scheduled patients will have arrived in the meantime. Your examination time may be longer than expected. If your late arrival will mean you arrive at a time we are not scheduled to provide clinical services, we may request you reschedule your appointment.