What to Expect in Your Exam

Eye chart and glassesWhen you arrive for your exam, please check in with our receptionist. If you are a new patient, bring your glasses, a list of medications you are currently taking, and any insurance information that you wish us to have. If you wear contact lenses, please inform us when you make your appointment.

There are many types of eye examinations. Comprehensive eye exams usually require about 90 minutes of your time. It may be necessary to use eye drops that dilate your pupils. These drops temporarily blur your vision and make your eyes sensitive to light for several hours. It is advisable to bring someone with you to drive.

RefractionIf you were referred to us by another doctor and wish the results of your examination to be forwarded to that office, please let us know.

If you wish to have your glasses prescription checked or determined, this part of the examination is called a refraction. Most often it is best performed prior to any other part of the examination, as intraocular pressure testing and dilation can alter the results and lead to an erroneous glasses prescription. For this reason, make sure to let the doctor or technician know at the beginning of your examination if you would like a refraction. This service is usually not covered by your insurance and is an additional charge.