Your Visit

When you enter our office you will be greeted by our front desk and you will check in. If this is your first visit with us, you will be asked to provide some important information regarding your overall health. Click here to download the forms and fill them up before your visit, and for some tips to improve your experience.
 
After a short wait, one of the staff members will escort you to the initial exam room where he or she will perform and initial basic evaluation, including checking your visual acuity, your eye pressure and other basic features pertinent to your scheduled eye exam. They will also ask for some basic information about your overall health and update your medications. Make sure you bring and updated list of all the medications that you are taking to your visits with us, this way we can assure the most accurate documentation and improve our patient care.

You might also have some tests done, depending on the specific purpose of your visit, before you see our doctor. We will then examine your eyes and may want to dilate your pupils. Once your pupils are dilated, your vision at a distance will probably not be affected, but you will be light sensitive and may have some decrease in near vision. This usually lasts 2 to 4 hours. After this, the effect will revert completely.
 
What tests could be performed during my visit:
 
There are a variety of different tests that we may want to do to get more information about your eyes. These are a few of them:
 
Visual Field: This is a test performed to determine the extension of a patient’s peripheral vision. There are a variety of reasons for this test of which Glaucoma screening is the most common. For this test the patient sits in a bowl like machine always looking straight ahead. It then shines a light in different points of the patient’s peripheral vision and creates a map of the extent of the field of vision. It is VERY important that you remain stable, always looking straight ahead during this test, otherwise results will be inaccurate.
 
Ocular coherence tomography or OCT is a scanning device that can look  at the optic nerve or retina in great detail to detect abnormalities that can affect your eye health.
 
Topography: This machine creates a graphic representation of your cornea. It provides information about your level and location of astigmatism, which can be useful in the preoperative evaluation of Cataract Surgery and diagnosis of some conditions, such as Keratoconus
 
Lenstar intraocular lens calculator: is a sophisticated and highly advanced device for measuring the eye and calculating the implant power for Cataract Surgery.

We worked very hard to include in our website as much information as you may need. Please navigate through our site and read through our information links for each specific condition. This will make your visit much more efficient, and it will also complement nicely your conversation with your doctor.
 
We hope you enjoy your visit with us, and please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions with our front desk!