For Patients


Examination of the retina and the posterior segment of the eye requires dilation of the pupil. Many patients experience difficulty with bright light, driving and reading for several hours after having their eyes dilated. Please bring a driver with you to your exam so that your return home will be safe and comfortable.

New patient visits frequently require one to two hours. However, we add emergency visits from other referring physicians to our schedule routinely and this will result in your visit being prolonged. If additional testing and treatment are required, then the visit can take even longer. Please plan your visit accordingly. We will do our best to accomplish as much as possible during each visit. Feel free to let us know if you have any scheduling conflicts and we will do all that we can to reschedule your visit.

We thank you for allowing us to help with your eye care needs and look forward to serving you.


If you are a new patient to our office, the attached file contains our new patient bundle with forms that will need to be filled out when you arrive at our office. Printing them, filling them out and bringing them with you will allow us to attend to your medical needs more quickly than completing them on your arrival. Thank you and please call our office if you have any questions at all.


For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, money orders and major credit cards. Payment is expected at the time services are performed. When more extensive care is necessary, financial arrangements can be made with our office.


We accept most commercial and government insurance including Medicare and Medicaid.  

Our staff will gladly submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company so that you will know what your benefits will be.

The fees charged for services rendered to those who are insured are the usual and customary fees charged to all our patients for similar services. Your policy may base its allowances on a fixed fee schedule, which may or may not coincide with our usual fees. You should be aware that different insurance companies vary greatly in the types of coverage available. Also, some companies take care of claims promptly while others delay payment for several months.

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