We suggest diabetics and those taking medications with possible ocular side effects (i.e hydroxychloroquine) have an eye examination at least yearly, possibly more often if there is retinopathy. For those over 60 years old with no eye disease or strong family history of such, should have an eye exam every 1-2 years. Healthy adults younger than 60 years old who have no known eye disease or strong family history of such can be seen every 2-3 years. Children who have no obvious problem should have their first eye examination at about 3 years old.
On your first visit to us, please bring your glasses and a list of any medications you may be taking. You will be asked to complete a medical history and information form. It is important that you bring with you all pertinent health insurance information. If you wish, a staff member will help you fill out the forms.
If you have been referred to us by another physician or one of our patients, please tell us at the time of your visit.
The complete examination of the eye takes approximately one hour. The eye examination includes dilating (enlarging) the pupils with drops to enable the doctor to see the back of the eye fully. The drops may cause temporary blurring of vision and sensitivity to bright light which may make driving uncomfortable. Please arrange to have someone drive you to and from the office.
The examinations for diagnosis of a possible eye disorder can include, if necessary, examinations for cataracts, intraocular tensions and optic nerve imaging for glaucoma, flourescein angiography and computerized imaging for retinal disease and visual field testing for specific eye or cerebral disturbances.