New patient information:

Why Do We Ask for your Medical Insurance AND Vision Insurance?

  1. We a Vision Insurance Provider for routine eye exams and eye glasses or contacts lenses
  2. We are also a Medical Insurance Provider for medical reasons such as  Red Eyes, Painful Eyes, Dry Eyes, Sudden Blurry Vision, Flashes or Floaters onset,  Sudden Headaches, Cataracts Evaluation, Macula Degeneration Care, Diabetic Eye Exams, and Glaucoma Care.
  3. We usually ask to have this on-file in the event we need to bill your insurance for medical services. 
  4. Let us know if your have any concerns , Thank you! 

What we need from you ?

  

  • As with all new offices, there is paperwork! 
  • Make check-in a breeze by printing our patient forms to fill out prior to your appointment. 
  • If you are unable to print these forms for any reason, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out your new patient forms in office. 
  • If you are unsure who your Vision Insurance provider is, please contact your HR Department or call the Customer Service number on the back of your insurance card prior to your appointment.


  1. Valid Drivers License or ID
  2. Copy of Vision Insurance Card
  3. Copy of Medical Insurance Card
  4. Date of Birth and Social Security number of the Primary on your insurance
  5. Previous Glasses (if available)
  6. Previous Box of Contact lenses (if available)
  7. Previous Eye Exam Records ( if available)
  8.  If you do not have your previous records, please head to our "Resources" tab to print our Records Release form so we can obtain them.
  9. List of your current eye drops
  10. List of your medications with the dosage amounts


How long does my appointment take?

This can vary depending on your appointment type however, 

An annual eye exam with all paperwork and pre-test and doctor examination usually takes about  90 minutesfrom when you enter the building .  This can takes longer if you need time to shop @ Optical Department!  :)


  • You may want to give yourself extra time to explore all the different glasses frames that we have available for purchase!
  • If you are new to contact lenses, please let us know when scheduling your appointment. It takes time to teach you the proper care and how to insert and remove the lenses. This will add time to the appointment duration. 
  • If your visit is for specialized testing, for things like glaucoma or macular degeneration, your exam consists of both testing and an office visit with our doctors. This can take extra time.
  • We like to take our time with you, making sure all your eye care needs and concerns are appropriately addressed.  We usually only see you once a year and we would not want to rush through your care with us. If additional medical visits are needed, we will schedule you to return.

New Patient Forms

Please download and print the follow 3 forms and bring them with you to your first appointment!

Welcome & Insurance (pdf)

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Health History (pdf)

Download

Financial Policy (pdf)

Download

Other forms

HIPAA Policy 2017 (pdf)

Download

ABN - Special Testing (pdf)

Download

ABN - Dry Eye Consent (pdf)

Download

Contact Lens Information (pdf)

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Medicaid Glasses Providers (pdf)

Download

Release of Information (pdf)

Download

WHAT TO EXPECT at your annual exam?

Detailed Health History

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  • The doctor will ask about any eye or vision problems you are currently having and about your overall health. In addition, a patient history will include when your eye or vision symptoms began, medications you are taking, and any work-related or environmental conditions that may be affecting your vision. The doctor will also ask about any previous eye or health conditions you and your family members have experienced.

Visual Acuity Check

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  • Visual acuity measurements evaluate how clearly each eye is seeing. Reading charts are often used to measure visual acuity. As part of the testing, you will read letters on charts at a distance and near.  


Prelimary Testings

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  • Our eye doctors may first want to look at specific aspects of your visual function and eye health. 
  • Preliminary tests can include evaluations of depth perception, color vision, eye muscle movements, peripheral or side vision, and the way your pupils respond to light.

Refraction Test

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  • Refraction determines the lens power you need to compensate for any refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism). Using an instrument called a phoropter, your optometrist places a series of lenses in front of your eyes. He or she then measures how these lenses focus light using a handheld lighted instrument called a retinoscope. 
  • This testing can be done without eye drops to determine how the eyes respond under normal seeing conditions. 


Binocular Vision

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  • To see a clear, single image, the eyes must effectively change focus, move and work in unison. An assessment of accommodation, ocular motility and binocular vision determines how well your eyes focus, move and work together. 
  • This testing will look for problems that keep your eyes from focusing effectively or make using both eyes together difficult.


Detailed Eye Exam

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  • A wide variety of microscopes, lense, and digital technology will be used to assess the health of all the structures of the eye and the surrounding tissues. 
  • Dilating eye drops are often used to temporarily widen the pupil for better views of the structures inside the eye. In addition to measuring the pressure inside of the eye, this also the part of the eye exam where your doctor of optometry can detect otherwise unknown eye and systemic diseases.