Here at The Eye Care Center, the goal is to make your visit as seamless as possible. To make this easier for you, 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, because 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. Then you will be called into the exam room where your doctor will examine your eyes. At that time, your doctor will answer any questions you may have and discuss any treatments that are needed.
You are then welcome to visit the 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 can vary by provider, which can impact your exam time.