First appointment

What to expect at your first appointment?

It would be beneficial for you to bring the following items to the appointment (if applicable):

  • A list of all your prescription medication
  • A list of your allergies
  • A list of medical diagnoses
  • All of your eye glasses (even small reading glassed purchased over the counter)
  • Your contact lenses and solution used
  • All of your sunglasses
  • For children, his or her favorite toy to hold while the doctor examines your child’s eyes

It would also be helpful if you are willing to answer the following questions:

  • Family history of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachement etc.
  • For children: birth weight, Apgar score, and medical history of both parents

We pay special attention to all aspects of our patient’s vision:

  • Binocular vision (how your eyes work together) – especially in front of a computer
  • Meticulous evaluation of your prescription (to a precise eighth diopter if indicated)
  • A precise analysis of the lenses needed such as, contact lenses, bifocals, toric, and mono-vision
  • A verification of potential diseases (cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal detachment etc.)
  • Finding solutions for all visual problems

In order to better examine your eyes, we may need to dilate your pupil. In such a case, you may be sensitive to light, reading and driving may be difficult, or in some cases, impossible, for a few hours.

Please note that the duration of an eye examination can be between twenty minutes to two hours. However, we do understand that it is not always possible to complete the entire exam on the same day. We are happy to accommodate you and schedule additional tests another day.