Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

How to Plan

One of the many things we do to try and make your first visit a smooth and pleasant experience is to provide you with the various medical forms to fill out in advance of your visit.  Please download and print our Patient Registration & Medical History forms HERE fill in the necessary information, and bring the completed forms with you to your first visit.

Arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment will give us sufficient time to make sure your records have the important information we need.  Please remember to bring the following items:

  • Referral / pertinent medical records from your referring doctor
  • Identification and Insurance cards
  • Prior Authorization numbers if required by your insurance
  • Co-payment
  • List of current medications and dosages
  • Any information that your doctor may have given you such as laboratory tests, reports, dictations or handwritten summaries.
Please allow three hours for your initial appointment as we have the ability to conduct many tests onsite. This will help us determine the health of your eye quickly.  Follow up visits and postoperative visits usually last between one to one and a half hours.  Due to the unpredictable nature in caring for patients, please allow additional time for possible delay. It is very important to us to give every patient the care that they need even if it delays the schedule.
 

What to Expect

When you arrive you will be greeted by our Medical Receptionist who will ask you to complete the patient registration form and medical history questionnaire. Information regarding dilating eye drops and an explanation of our Notice of Privacy Practices will be provided to you as well. To simplify your visit, we've provided links above to our a few of these forms so that you can print and complete them in advance.

Your medical evaluation will begin with an ophthalmic technician talking with you to secure a more detailed medical and ocular history.  Drops will then be placed in your eyes to dilate your pupils.  Dilating eye drops can blur your vision, especially your reading vision, for several hours.  Due to dilating eye drops and bright lights shining in the eyes, your vision may be blurry when you are done the examination. We strongly recommend that patients come with someone to drive them home.  After your pupils are dilated, one of our doctors will meet with you to examine your eyes. To evaluate the retina, vitreous and macula, the doctor will use highly sophisticated and specially-designed medical instruments. Depending on your medical condition, other special tests may be performed.

Physician Referrals

Most of our patients are referred to us by other medical professionals, but we do accept all patients with retina problems.

Insurance Plans

We participate with Medicare and most commercial insurance plans.  For a list of plans with which we participate please click HERE. If your plan is not listed, call our office to verify participation.