Please bring all previous records, diagnostic tests and/or images and photographs that have been performed related to your eye condition.
Please bring all of your current eyedrops and glasses/contact lenses that you use.
Please bring your insurance card, list of medications and contact information of your primary care and referring eye physician.
A physician referral may be required by your insurance. Please make sure you obtain this in advance if it is required.
To expedite your visit, please print and fill out our patient registration form, patient medical history form, and patient privacy form prior to your appointment and bring it with you on the day of your appointment. The patient privacy form includes our HIPAA privacy notice regarding your medical history and records.
Please plan on spending approximately 2-3 hours at our office on your first visit. This amount of time is necessary to complete the examination,
diagnostic testing and possible treatments that may be required for your retinal condition.
Please keep in mind that we try to complete all of the initial testing and treatment required on the same day rather than inconvenience you by having you come back on a separate day.
Please keep in mind that we respect everyone’s time and efforts, but there may be emergencies that occur during the day that may require more
immediate attention and may result in delays. We will do our best to accommodate everyone in a timely manner.
After you have checked in with our front office staff, an experienced ophthalmic technician will take your medical and ocular history including asking you questions about your eyes, general health and the medications you take. They will then test your vision, check your pressure and then dilate your pupils. Once you have been dilated, which may take up to 30 minutes, your EBRC physician will speak with you and examine you. Various specialized diagnostic tests and ocular imaging may be performed before or after you see the physician. Once the imaging has been completed and reviewed by your EBRC physician, a treatment plan with be discussed with you. If treatment is required that same day, it will usually be done in the office that same day.
Please ask questions to ensure that you completely understand the recommendations given to you by your EBRC physician.
Please be aware that your eyes will be dilated and you may want to have a companion drive you home. Sunglasses will be provided when you leave.