Plan to arrive a few minutes before your appointment time in order to complete necessary paperwork. If you prefer, you may download the forms to complete ahead of time and bring to your appointment. Please also bring a list of all current medications and your insurance card.
Routine ocular examinations typically include a refraction test to help the doctor determine if you need prescription lenses, as well as what prescription you need in order to see properly. Refractions also help your doctor diagnose certain eye conditions. First visits typically take up to two hours, depending on the doctor, number of tests and complexity of tests required. Most people are able to drive safely after having their eyes dilated, but some feel more comfortable if a friend or family member drives.