Your Visit

To make your appointment as comfortable and informative as possible, we will make sure you receive educational tools and materials, so you can be well-informed and participate actively in the management of you eye condition.

As our patient, you will receive the utmost attention and expert treatment. Your comprehensive retinal care may include exams, testing, and treatment in our office — usually during just one appointment. Initial evaluations generally take up to three hours, and the follow-up appointments will vary based on the services the physician determines you need. A typical follow-up appointment may range from one to two hours.

When you make your appointment, you’ll receive some information about what to expect during your appointment. 

Both of your eyes will be dilated during the appointment which can impair vision for several hours. This doesn’t hurt a bit, but you will need arrange for a ride home. If you’re on scheduled medications, please take them before your visit. And if you require supplemental oxygen, be sure your supply exceeds your expected time needs.

Here are the items you’ll need for your appointment:

  • Medical insurance card(s)
  • Photo identification of any type
  • Authorization from your health insurance or your primary care physician
  • A list of your current medications
  • All medicated eye drops
  • Names and numbers of emergency contacts
  • Eyeglasses for both corrective vision and driving needs
  • Any completed NBVC forms either mailed to you or downloaded from our website
  • A copy of your Durable Power of Attorney if applicable
  • An English translator if needed
  • Diabetic patients should consider bringing a snack if the appointment time is close to their regular meal time
  • If you have other health issues the name and contact information of those specialists

While we strive to see our patients promptly, we treat emergency patients regularly, and on rare occasions, these emergencies may require us to delay or reschedule your appointment. If this happens, we appreciate your patience and understanding. And should you have a vitreoretinal emergency, you will receive the same expedited care!