In consideration of your doctor’s time for other patients who are waiting for appointments, please provide 24 hours notice if you wish to reschedule your examination.

Ask questions! Come with your concerns and don’t be shy to ask questions during your eye examination. Our doctors and optometric assistants are keen to learn about your needs. The optometrists enjoy explaining the purpose and significance of each test result for you.

Arrive early for pretesting. We will call to remind you of your scheduled appointments. We ask that you arrive about 15 minutes prior to the time scheduled for a full examination with your optometrist. Prior to seeing your doctor, our optometrist assistants will carry out a series of important tests and photographs using an array of computerized instruments and digital imaging devices.

Set aside enough time. Please allow about 1 ½ hours in our office for a complete eye examination. Our assessments and counseling are very comprehensive.

No scents please. We ask that you please avoid wearing perfume or cologne to your appointment, as they can trigger severe allergies and asthma. Two of our staff and many of our patients are sensitive to scented products.

Unless you are experiencing discomfort, redness or poor vision with your current contact lenses, please wear them to your appointment and for at least two hours prior to coming in that day. Your optometrist will be interested in checking the fit and performance of the contact lenses on your eyes.

To provide the most comprehensive examination of your eye health, we generally use eye drops to dilate your pupils. The drops might sting mildly for a few seconds when your optometrist puts the solution in your eye.

Because these drops temporarily relax the smooth muscles of the eye that control pupil size and focusing, it is normal to experience some light sensitivity and mild blurred vision for approximately two hours after the drops are instilled. We use the mildest combination possible that will achieve a large dilated pupil.

When coming in for any complete eye examination, please bring sunglasses and avoid driving a vehicle or bicycle for at least two hours. Most of our patients tell us that they have no trouble walking or taking a bus home, so long as they wear sunglasses. If you do not own dark sunglasses, we will provide you with a disposable pair free of charge.

If you return to work, you may find that print and computer are a bit fuzzy for a couple of hours. As individual responses vary, these time frames are only offered as a guideline.

Dilation is often not necessary during contact lenses follow-ups and some other types of recheck visits – our optometric assistants can advise you.