Complete eye examinations require one to two hours, so please allow ample time.  The average is one hour fifteen minutes to one hour thirty minutes.  You should bring your glasses, current medication list and any insurance cards.  Please try to arrive 15 minutes early so you can complete the patient registration form.  Usually eye drops are used to dilate your pupils.  These drops may cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light for up to several hours.  We routinely give our patients reversing drops that help shorten the time required for the dilating drops to wear off.  We recommend that you bring one or two pair of sunglasses and a companion to drive you home after the dilated examination.  Disposable sunglasses are available if you should forget yours.

Follow-up examinations usually require about thirty minutes to one hour.  Please allow time.

We make every effort to honor all time commitments.  We attempt to leave a number of openings available during the day to accommodate the anticipated emergency cases that will arise.  In spite of these arrangements, there invariably seem to be prolonged and difficult cases, unexpected emergencies, and surgery emergencies that interfere with our ability to honor your specific appointment time.  The frequent use of dilating drops also produces an unpredictable period of waiting time.  We firmly believe in the value of your time and very much dislike long waiting periods in the office.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.  If time is critical to your schedule on a particular day, please let us know when making your appointment or on your arrival to the office.

Diagnostic procedures performed in our office include fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, corneal pachymetry, and automated visual field testing.  Our new Humphrey visual field analyzer is more comfortable and more than twice as fast as the old machine.

An Eye M.D. is an ophthalmologist - a medical doctor who provides the full spectrum of eye and vision care. From eyeglasses and contact lenses to medication and surgery, your Eye M.D. will help you keep your sight for life.

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