Your Appointment FAQs

Here at The Eye Care Center we strive to make your visit as seamless as possible.

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Insurance cards

  • Co-pay if one is required by your insurance

  • Glasses for vision testing

  • List of current medications and dosage

  • Sunglasses, you will be light sensitive after dilation

  • A driver if you are uncomfortable driving while dilated or are having a procedure that requires one.

  • Any forms you have received in the mail from The Eye Care Center

For a typical appointment, please plan on being at The Eye Care Center for 1 to 2 hours. It may take longer if additional testing is required.

Once you have checked in for your appointment, an Ophthalmic Assistant/Technician will bring you to a testing room to check your vision, check intraocular pressure, review your health history and dilate your eyes. It will take between 10 and 30 minutes for your eyes to dilate. Once you are dilated, you will be called into the exam room where your doctor will examine your eyes. At that time, they will discuss their findings and any treatments if necessary as well as, answer any questions you may have.

You are welcome to visit our Optical Department to select your eyewear, change lens prescriptions, and/or have your current eyewear adjusted or repaired. Contact lenses will not be fitted at the time of your dilated exam to ensure a proper fit.

Please note that specific exam requirements may vary by provider; this may affect your exam time.